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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.
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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

Man who accused voice of Elmo of underage sexual conduct recants

The man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo, of an underage sexual relationship has recanted, the New York Times reports.
Clash has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Workshop, the organization that produces “Sesame Street.”
Andreozzi & Associates, a law firm that said it represented the accuser said in a statement that “he wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.”
 The statement added, “He will have no further comment on the matter.”
More from the Times here.

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