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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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106.

Truth    

Let's see Big Bird do a commercial about THIS. LMFAO

702 days ago
107.

ROTTIE    

Good - He needs to.

702 days ago
108.

rick    

I wonder if Elmo swallowed

702 days ago
109.

GOLLY    

Another predatory homosexual

702 days ago
110.

Dave    

Wait a sec... 15 year olds are allowed on adult chat lines? Doesn't pass the smell test.

702 days ago
111.

Tim Ryan    

Where the Hell are the cops during all of this? Hello?!

702 days ago
112.

mastergamer1984    

o come on

702 days ago
113.

GOLLY    

Funny how all of this came out after the election. Elmo, libyia and generals.....What is next? All waiting until after the election.

702 days ago
114.

buzz kill    

Did Elmo go to Penn State? Sounds like one of "Jerry's Kids".

702 days ago
115.

manbearpig    

this guy is DEFINITELY a twisted pervert like sandusky. he should bunk with him!!!

702 days ago
116.

ybodder    

lots of pedo-supporters reading this article.

702 days ago
117.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

It's only a matter of time til the authorities figure out he's a predatory "Groomer".

702 days ago
118.

sleezy_skeezy    

FIRST HE GIVES THE BRIBE OF HUSH MONEY TO HIS VICTIM THAT TRIED TO REACH OUT ABOUT HOW HE WAS AFFECTED BY CLASH, AND IN RETURN FOR DOING WRONG KEVIN HAS HIS VICTIM RETRACT WHAT HE SAID AND TO STATE THAT IT WAS ADULT CONSENSUAL BEHAVIOR WHEN , THE KID WAS NOT AN ADULT. OF COURSE HE WAS FORCED INTO RESIGNATION, BECAUSE IF NOT THEN WHAT DOES THAT SAY TO ALL THE CHILDREN FANS OF THE SHOWS REPRESENTING THIS PREDATOR AND CHILD ABUSER. GUARANTEED THERE ARE MORE VICTIMS- WHERE THERE IS SMOKE THERE'S FIRE!!

702 days ago
119.

Kowny Krush    

Tickle me, Elmo.

702 days ago
120.

Kowny Krush    

Oh well.
He'll find something else to shove his fist into.

702 days ago
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