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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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Kelly    

What took him so long?

613 days ago
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Delaware D    

I dont like this.

613 days ago
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TMZ_Admin    

Not a problem. PBS has binders full of Elmos.

613 days ago
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Malder7    

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.

613 days ago
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lynn    

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

613 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

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

613 days ago
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scarecrow    

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.

613 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

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

613 days ago
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EatMe    

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.

613 days ago
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Kelly    

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.

613 days ago
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Nicole    

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

613 days ago
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Greeneyedjeepgirl    

This is just stupid. Everyone is after this guy and his $$. The past is the past, and his personal life should be kept to himself. Who gives a $hit!!!!!!!!!!!!

613 days ago
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mebrat24    

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.

613 days ago
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smileandshine    

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.

613 days ago
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Melissa    

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.

613 days ago
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