Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, resigns in aftermath of sexual allegations
New York Times: Kevin Clash, the longtime voice and puppeteer behind ‘Sesame Street’s’ Elmo, has resigned following allegations that he had an underage sexual relationship. The sexual allegations, which Sesame Workshop previously said were unfounded, were made public last Monday, before they were taken back by a 24-year-old man who remains anonymous.
In a statement released today, Sesame Workshop says: “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.”
Read more updates on this story on BreakingNews.com.
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Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, resigns in aftermath of sexual allegations

New York Times: Kevin Clash, the longtime voice and puppeteer behind ‘Sesame Street’s’ Elmo, has resigned following allegations that he had an underage sexual relationship. The sexual allegations, which Sesame Workshop previously said were unfounded, were made public last Monday, before they were taken back by a 24-year-old man who remains anonymous.


In a statement released today, Sesame Workshop says: “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.”

Read more updates on this story on BreakingNews.com.

Photo via Today Show

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    NOOOO!! NO MORE ELMO D:
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    Oh no
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    :( na na na na na na na na elmos world r.i.p. elmo
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    As always in this sort of “situation”, there is no winner here. Ugh.
  16. jaywalter reblogged this from breakingnews and added:
    Tough deal. Even though it everything turned out to be legal and consensual, it’s sucks to see Clash go like this.
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    …there was always something about Elmo…
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    This is messed up