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Voice of Elmo Kevin Clash


from Sesame Street

11/20/2012 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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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What took him so long?

705 days ago

Delaware D    

I dont like this.

705 days ago


Not a problem. PBS has binders full of Elmos.

705 days ago


Disgusting bastard!!! This guy does not deserve to be in the position he is in... or should I say was in... Hopefully he faces the criminal prosecution that he deserves.

705 days ago


& you were all worried about Big Bird. RIP my childhood. I hope the new voice doesn't suck.

705 days ago


Oh boy....Happy Holidays Elmo......

705 days ago


Surprise Surprise, a man that roll plays the voice of a doll is gay and likes little boys. I bet the voice of Barney is a real womanizer also. I love you, you love me.

705 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Do not hire a homersexual where kids are ABUNDANT. It becomes a target rich environment for multiple lawsuits.

705 days ago


This story will become a magnet to all the sleezebag opportunistic leeches that have ever met (or not met) Kevin. I don't believe this guy, nor Sheldon Cacaface. Does Kevin like young twinks? Possibly, but I don't believe someone of his fame would risk it all for underage kids. This is a money grab pure and simple.

705 days ago


Shame on Sesame Street - they seem to be blaming all the pesky victims for these annoying charges. THEY are the ones who should be sues for harboring the pedo.

705 days ago


Well, that just sucks! I hope he was actually guilty, or this is a horrible injustice!

705 days ago


TMZ is so disgusting that they can help take down some one with 1/2 truths and get away with it. If they would have put out the real story on the 1st kid and his scam it would not have taken on the bull chit of the second. Good job Harvey.

705 days ago


Horrible day on Sesame Street! I think this is where maybe Sesame Street will go downhill. It ran so long, and I think Kevin kept it going this long when he came on. We shall see what happens! To bad Kevin has to go because of some gold diggers dragging him down.

705 days ago


Everyone isn't lying. It may not be all true, but I believe there's a peck of truth there. I have no problem with him being gay, but I do have a problem with it being a child. Gay or not.

705 days ago


Where there's smoke there's fire. I think there will be more "boys" crawling out of the woodwork.

705 days ago
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