Public Punishment Day 2, Elmo Accuser Lied, Win Cavs Tickets

Shena Hardin
Shena Hardin

The woman ordered to hold an embarrassing sign for refusing to stop for a Cleveland school bus loaded with kids is speaking out. Shena Hardin gave the following statement to Anderson Live: "I broke traffic laws no different from running a red light or texting while driving. All have the potential of dangerous consequences. It's a learning lesson for me and an example for my daughter that if you make poor or bad choices then you have to suffer the consequences. But this won't break me, and I'll move forward. " Judge Pinkey Carr ordered Hardin to stand at the corner of East 38th Street and Payne Tuesday and today wearing a sign that says, "Only an idiot would drive around a school bus."

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who voices the famous red Muppet named Elmo, might find his way back to Sesame Street after the man who accused him of having an underage sexual relationship recanted his statement. Clash took a leave of absence from the children's television program Monday after gossip website TMZ reported that an unidentified man said Clash had a sexual relationship with him while he was still a minor. There is no word as to when Clash will return. "I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest," Clash said in a statement released Tuesday. "I will not discuss it further." Clash's accuser was represented by Andreozzi & Associates, the law firm representing one of the victims in the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault case. The Harrisburg, PA-based firm also released a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying the accuser "wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship."

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Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager