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Voice of Elmo Kevin Clash

Resigns

from Sesame Street

11/20/2012 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1120-elmo-kevin-clash-gettyKevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, has resigned from Sesame Street ... in the immediate wake of a new lawsuit accusing him of having sex with an underage boy -- the second such allegation in 2 weeks.

TMZ broke the story ... Clash is being sued by Cecil Singleton, who claims he met Kevin in a gay phone chat back in '93 ... when he was 15 and Clash was 32.

Sesame Workshop says, "Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street."

Sesame Workshop had previously told TMZ, "Elmo is bigger than any one person." That was in response to the initial underage sex accusation from Sheldon Stephens.

As TMZ previously reported ... Stephens signed a $125,000 settlement with Clash, but has since expressed regret over signing the deal which required him to recant his claim.

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151.

Enlightened    

As usual, the left-leaning Sesame Workshop has skewed priorities. The "sad day" did not occur when Clash finally resigned (after realizing his dirty laundry would keep spilling out of his closet). Instead, the "sad day" occurred when SW first learned that he was a SEXUAL PREDATOR and, instead of firing him on the spot, allowed him to stay on. Since he is not the only powerful man in television who sleeps with young boys, I'm sure his superiors see nothing wrong with his conduct. He has been forced out now only because SW is worried about losing money, NOT because they have any concern for children. Parents had better wake up and become apprised of the real gay agenda when it comes to children.

710 days ago
152.

MarcaR    

Cant people differentiate between fact and fantasy. Elmo wasn't having sex with anyone its a puppet, don't blame an inanimate object or the workshop,it was the sick person behind the puppet. Just another example of why You people want same-sex marriage.

710 days ago
153.

Troi    

I understand a lot of celebrities would rather pay off(less expensive) than go through a long and expensive court cost. Something about this whole thing stinks, rather than Sesame Street be dragged through the mud, he was probably forced out. These bottom feeders just want fame, because they are very clear about their motives,.....a prolific talented man has now been ruined, and a very admired puppet soiled as well. Over a piece of azz? Really? What a shame,......yes, Kevin showed bad judgement,......but to ruin a person's life,....don't even have to wonder if these bottom feeders have morals,......because they certainly don't. Here's a possible good rub,......NO reputable agent or entertainment company will have anything to do with these wannabes.

710 days ago
154.

jen    

He should! He should not be allowed anywhere near underaged kids etc.

710 days ago
155.

Bad Dog    

Guess this explains the whole "Tickle Me Elmo" thing

710 days ago
156.

Metta Worldhate    

P is for pedophile.

That said, these dudes are gold diggers, not victims. They knew what they were doing.

710 days ago
157.

jim    

I wonder if he went into the Gay chat rooms in person or as "let me tickle ya gay Emmo"?

710 days ago
158.

Rachel    

This entire lawsuit is BS. This kid knew what he was doing -- he's not some innocent victim. He saw an opportunity to make some cash, and he went for it. Why hook up with the guy AGAIN when you're an adult if you're $5 million dollars worth of emotionally distraught? Ridiculous and all you fools who believe there was abuse here. These losers come out of the woodwork when they see a paycheck.

710 days ago
159.

len    

So much for innocent until Provence guilty.

710 days ago
160.

tre    

Everybody is sooooo worried about the dude that was possibly molested by the Elmo guy , but um lets think about poor Elmo .He has had that guys hand shoved up his ass sooooo many times and that is the exact same reason Oscar is sooooo damn grouchy .The other happy puppets were gay and they liked i

710 days ago
161.

Marco    

Brought down by two well-known street hustlers, allegedly. Disease ridden go-go boys, allegedly.

Lying for dat money!

710 days ago
162.

customcalendars4u2    

It's really SAD how many people on this thread are in denial and are making excuses for this Kevin Clash person. Bottom line is when you are a representative of children ALL OVER THE WORLD you should stay away from GAY underage sex scandals "ANY" sex scandals, because you owe it to them to keep your nose and your *ss clean. This guy is a complete and utter LOSER!!!

710 days ago
163.

Robotnik    

Who's going to feed Dorothy now

709 days ago
164.

Lu    

People are freaking out. This is just statutory rape note molestation. Not saying that is a good thing but two different monsters entirely.

709 days ago
165.

Misanthrope95    

I think Mr Clash used extremely poor judgement here... I don't believe that either of these two were molested.. It's all about the money.. Period. However when You are a celebrity of the magnitude of Mr Clash.. You have got to be smarter than that.. I ain't judging his lifestyle... The same thing happens to heterosexual guys all the time.. You just can't put Yourself in these positions.... That being said... R Kelly's sick behind needs to be in jail.. We KNOW he did it..

709 days ago
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