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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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166.

Lu    

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

669 days ago
167.

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..

669 days ago
168.

cass    

Ha ha ha ha... That "Tickles" =P

669 days ago
169.

Lalaland    

Just because these guys may have enjoyed it at the time and just because they're motivated by money does not make any of this ok!! You guys are losing your minds! Since when is it ok for a older man to have sex or perform sexual acts on 15 year olds wether the kids enjoyed it or not?? It's a sick world when people-like everyone here-defends a pedophile. Sick sick sick!

669 days ago
170.

Lalaland    

When teachers have sex with their students-many time the students welcomed it-does that make it ok??

669 days ago
171.

Zorbitor    

A high school sophomore on gay chat lines... But it's not his fault, he's just a misguided innocent child.
What happened to holding teenagers at least partially accountable for their sexual behavior?

669 days ago
172.

Oh A 💛💋    

You bastard !

669 days ago
173.

Spicy mag    

Lube up Elmo, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

669 days ago
174.

Elmofan1134t645    

What was the 15 year old doing in that chat room to start with? he knew what he was getting him self into its his fult and his problem and if he was so concerend with it he would have said something sooner

668 days ago
175.

monsterinhim    

Now I know why I've always hated Elmo.... I'm not gay nor a pedophile. Elmo is a grooming tool for a sexual predator.

668 days ago
176.

PEDO HATEN    

KILL THAT ***** !!!

609 days ago
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