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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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76.

Bloomcounty.USA    

That sucks ... if it's true, wondering if he used that stupid voice to seduce these under aged guys, and if so what's that say about their own sexual habits. I don't know about you, but having Elmo in bed with me isn't exactly a fantasy that I'd want to have. Ya know, it'd totally ruin the "sweet nothings" whispered in the ear and all that. Sorry, I know it's a serious subject, but that's what came to mind. : /

648 days ago
77.

MADE MAN    

I think Romney is behind this scandal lol

648 days ago
78.

Majestik    

Someone should explain to these two accusers that if you were the VICTIM in a case you don't change your story. Of all of Sandusky's victims NOT ONE of them change their story, there is a reason why. Sandusky's victims were 10 year old boys and had their stories straight because they were true. Clash's accusers are now backtracking, how's that work? This is starting to sound like Travolta's accusers. Here's the story, no wait, here's the story, oh I forgot, this is the REAL story.

648 days ago
79.

lovelyadira    

i will neer be able to enjoy elmo again. Thanx pedophile.

648 days ago
80.

high    

Romney was right!

648 days ago
81.

Boogie Onerism    

Let the witch hunts begin

648 days ago
82.

charlei harper    

in the immortal words of TV's beloved Gomer Pyle, USMC...SURPRISE< SURPRISE

648 days ago
83.

Luz    

I think it's a pity they have to insert the image of Elmo everytime they talk about Clash's personal life. If Clash had in mind the well being of Elmo and PBS, he would not allow that, now, THAT would be class!

648 days ago
84.

chuck    

Puts a whole new spin on "Tickle me Elmo"

648 days ago
85.

chuck    

Tickle me Homo

648 days ago
86.

Boogie Onerism    

First CIA, next PBS, who is the next alphabet organization to go down? ™ z, ABC, GTL, let the mind games of the media begin.

648 days ago
87.

Bridget    

You know what is bugging me? If Clash isn't guilty then these accusers are such low lives that they will probibly never have any remorse for trashing a mans life for money. It almost makes a person hope he is guilty so what's happening would be just.


I personally think this is a money grab, especially with the second accuser. It would be a dream come true if Mr. Clash had proof of their ages when he was in a relationship with them and faught this so his amazing career doesn't end on this note. Ugh, this whole thing is fricken depressing.

648 days ago
88.

Liss    

Well. I hope the fame whoring, money grabbing little twinks are happy ! Asshats

648 days ago
89.

allen    

good! i want my old sesame street back. you know...when it was good. 70's/80's.

648 days ago
90.

aldo    

What sick degenrate bastard!

648 days ago
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