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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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361 COMMENTS

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91.

Lee    

Why not spend more tax money to subsidize this kind of work, making more JOBS!

667 days ago
92.

texas justice    

So Elmo is a pervert. My, my, my. What is this world coming to?

667 days ago
93.

Janise Grubber    

PBS is full of homersexual's

667 days ago
94.

Ishpeming Michigan Guy    

Now he can tickle poles with holes of all the panty boys he wants. Ooh...Oohh....stop that feels funny.

667 days ago
95.

Laura    

Wise decision.

667 days ago
96.

Demode    

Very sad. Creaps like Cecil Singleton and Kevin Clash will just keep trying to blackmail him just for being gay.

667 days ago
97.

*PEACE4life*    

Here we go again another made up story just to get attention and money because there parents told them to do it this is exactly the same thing when a little boy accused Michael Jackson he molested him. People those day and now just want to mess with the ones who never did anything wrong and who are celebrities who have all the money. That's what I've noticed. I wish people should just grow up damn

667 days ago
98.

Greeneyedjeepgirl    

Why do "the victims" wait SO long to tell anyone??? So shady!!!!!!

667 days ago
99.

catherine    

WOW WHAT'S WRONG.......................

MY LIBTARDS SAY THIS CRAP IS JUST FINE IF A 'LIBERAL DOES IT'

......................YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT EXCEPT BE FAT OR CHRISTIAN OR SMOKE, THEY MAKE LAWS AGAINST THAT, OFFLMFAO........................

HEY THE GAYEST OPERATION ON THE PLANET IS FIRING YOU????? ...............YOU ARE LEARNING WHAT THOSE POOR VICTIMS LEARNED IN SANDY...............SOME COMMIES ARE JUST MORE 'EQUAL' THAN OTHER COMMIES..................

WHO WAS THAT GUY THAT FLED THE COUNTRY, THEY DON'T MIND THE LITTLE SHORT GUY DOING THE 14 YEAR OLD GAL, DO THEY????? BUT BLACK, AND GAY...................

WELL THE LIBTARDS WILL DUMP ON YOU EVERYTIME........................HYPOC'RATS'........................ALL DAY LONG.......................

667 days ago
100.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If a crime was committed, why aren't they pressing charges? If they feel like they've been sexually assaulted, why are they seeking money over justice?

667 days ago
101.

KEN    

HE IS A BLACK MAN AND THIS IS WHAT BLACK MEN DO....PREY ON THE LESSER AND WEAK AND ALL ADULT BLACK MEN WILL HAVE SEX WITH LITTLE BOYS IT IS THEIR NATURE

667 days ago
102.

*PEACE4life*    

Those people that think Kevin Clash did that come on now i read the story and some of it is telling a lie. Its not making any sense I've heard a story like this the kid is always the one involved and somewhere in this the parents told him to lie and so they could get money off of it come on now! REALLY does anybody realize that OMG

667 days ago
103.

*PEACE4life*    

I bet you at the end of all this mess Kevin Clash is not guilty

667 days ago
104.

Heidi    

Never been a fan of Elmo...he kind of took over Sesame Street...but looking at the 2 accusers, I gotta say those "boys" we're looking for exactly what they got. Look at their lovely "do me" photos and stories. The parents just let them have profiles on gay chat and go meet men for dinner and gifts? Not saying Clash was right in pursuing them. Just stating the obvious. The parents are seriously at fault here too.

667 days ago
105.

girlshark    

Ah hell, I prefer old school Sesame Muppets anyway.

667 days ago
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