Kevin Clash, Former Elmo Puppeteer
Bad news for LOL Elmo sales. Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer, resigned on Tuesday 11-20-12 after a second accuser came forward saying he had underage sex with Clash. Sesame Workshop said in a statement that the allegations against Clash are a “distraction” and that “he can no longer be effective at his job.”
The new allegation comes on the heels of a redaction of the recantation of allegations against the voice of Elmo after the initial accuser said he was “pressured” into taking back what he said. TMZ reports that the second man, now 30, has filed a $5 million suit against Clash, saying that they met on a gay phone-chat service in 1993, when he was 15. The accuser also says that Clash preyed on young boys while on Sesame Street.
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