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The Voice Behind Elmo Resigns…

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November 20, 2012 by The ReadyWriter


He had his dream job, the opportunity of a lifetime, yet the devil in the details “killed it” and it all came crashing down.

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from “Sesame Street” in the wake of an allegation that he had sex with an underage youth. In its statement Tuesday, Sesame Workshop said “the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want,” leading Clash to conclude “that he can no longer be effective in his job.”

In a statement of his own, Clash said “personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately.”

As the announcement was made, a lawsuit was being filed in federal court in New York charging Clash with sexual abuse of a second youth. The lawsuit alleges that Cecil Singleton, then 15 and now an adult, was persuaded by Clash to meet for sexual encounters.

The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $5 million.

Clash, who had been on “Sesame Street” for 28 years, created the high-pitched voice and child-like persona for Elmo, a furry, red Muppet that became one of the most popular characters on the show and one of the company’s most lucrative properties.

Clash’s exit followed a tumultuous week that began on Nov. 12 with a statement from the company that Clash had requested a leave of absence following the charge by a man in his early 20s that he’s had a relationship with Clash when he was 16.

Clash denied the charge from that man, who has not been publicly identified, calling it “false and defamatory.”

Clash, a 52-year-old divorced father of a grown daughter, acknowledged that he is gay and the sex with the first accuser was consensual.

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71 thoughts on “The Voice Behind Elmo Resigns…

  1. Coco says:

    Didn’t I tell y’all there was more lil boys comin out against this man?
    Didn’t I tell y’all.??

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    • Starr says:

      Didn’t I tell y’all there was more lil boys comin out against this man?
      Didn’t I tell y’all.??
      ——————–
      Where there’s smoke!!!!! Well you know the rest

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      • Tamala says:

        Didn’t I tell y’all there was more lil boys comin out against this man?
        Didn’t I tell y’all.??
        ——————–
        he lost his career over some boy pussie.

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      • Cameo1 says:

        folks gone be comin from erwhere for a check. his lawyers prolly askin for a list right now of all the young booty he done had all up n down the east coast.

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      • bigboy says:

        Didn’t I tell y’all there was more lil boys comin out against this man?
        ————
        CHILL COKE, I BELIEVE IT AIN’T OVA YET.

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  2. Pointman says:

    dude’s career is toast.
    dayum!!!!

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  3. Felicia says:

    Elmo GONE y’all. 😦

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  4. yes says:

    all that cash over some ass!
    wow

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  5. Mrs. says:

    “the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction”

    Lusting behind lil boy booty sad ;( so you ruined your career over that? He’s stoopid and i don’t feel sorry for him. His past came back and bit him in the ass.

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  6. Starr says:

    If you gon TRICK be a smart TRICK and both dudes gettin paid.

    He’s the dummy for not protecting himself. That dyck dack had his ass blinded. Betchu that money he bout to pay out woke his ass way up tho!!!!

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  7. sane says:

    who knew elmo was a fuckin freak?
    niggas rolling out the closet on every angle.

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  8. BBallen says:

    Dayum son!!!!!!!! He’s done!!!!!

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  9. Adriane says:

    Talk about bring someone down. Smh

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  10. Tamala says:

    chile this is a mess!

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  11. alscream says:

    so they came for elmo.
    i believe he didn’t quit. i believe they fired his gay azz.

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  12. Cameo1 says:

    Big Bird and Ernie hit.

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  13. Anthony says:

    they’re going to find someone else to play elmo.
    king left the throne for some pussy not dick. smh

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  14. Ebony says:

    I wonder if there will be a reality show finding a voice for elmo? ;(

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  15. gee says:

    Well a second man has come forward so I guess he is a pervert!

    Thanks for not posting my previous comment….keeps me from having to retract it…LOL!

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  16. Tammy says:

    Little boy booty must be good, cause it’s been the downfall of many grown men…SMH….

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  17. Aceman says:

    For some reason this story just didn’t sit right with me….now ANOTHER young man is accusing him of underage sex and trolling gay chat rooms….yes…its time for him to resign and go crawl under a rock for awhile…..smdh

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  18. Felicia says:

    😦 this is awful

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  19. Daisy says:

    Better stay away from these lil young boys. They be on bs and this will be the outcome everytime. Ask Eddie Long

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  20. applebottomgirl says:

    These lil boys aren’t traumatized or hurt. they fuck young boys their age and older men with money. twinks are entitled acting stunt queens who love attn. case in point.

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  21. Pinky says:

    lets see pay you $5M or someone 500 to have you come up missing? if he dont sit down. this is all ridiculous.

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  22. Nicole says:

    Kevin Clash — the voice of Elmo — did NOT have sexual intercourse with his 2nd accuser while Cecil Singleton was underage … but they did engage in some dry-humping … this according to Singleton.

    GTFOHWTBS!!!!!

    As told by TMZ.

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    • XMen says:

      but they did engage in some dry-humping
      ~~~~~~~~~
      WTF??? So the lawsuit is over a dry hump???. A dry hump ain’t no wet booty fuckin.
      I would beat the shit outa him and his lawyer..

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      • Zenna says:

        but they did engage in some dry-humping … this according to Singleton.
        ******
        a dry hump is not sexual assault…sex is penetration. what lawyer was dumb enuff to take this case? Smmfh

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      • Nicole says:

        Singleton says they had sexual intercourse years later … when Cecil was an adult.

        Cecil says he broke off the initial relationship because he felt Kevin liked him too much — and Cecil didn’t think he could handle the relationship.

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      • BrownGirl says:

        Really Nicole, dude held a press conference to announce how he dry humped the voice of Elmo? GTFOH all about money. Smh

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      • Jamilla says:

        Clash sure knows how to pick them: young, troubled, with little credibility. But sex or no sex, humping a minor is still a crime

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      • Danny says:

        Dry hump. Is that a common thing between gays?

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      • Donte says:

        How the hell do U prove U were dry humped 20 years ago?
        WTF?

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      • Mahogany says:

        Dear Lawd a dry hump that led to a butt fuck….lotta years of foreplay

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      • Yvonne says:

        LOL 🙂 @ these comments. Y’all str8 crazy!!!!!!
        Dude said he ‘dry humped him’ till he was of age they had sex when he became of age. still disgusting.

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      • bigboy says:

        NASTY MONFUCKIN MEN DRY HUMPIN EACH OTHER.

        THEY NEED TO BE SHOT!!!! USING THEY DYCKS FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT THE GOOD LAWD INTENDED “IT” TO BE USED FOR!!!!

        NASTY ASSES PROLLY BE SCREAMIN LIKE PRINCE!!!

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      • Bobby says:

        Just came in to tell bigbelly he spelled THANKSGIVING WRONG!!!

        carry on

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  23. Nicole says:

    I googled accuser #2 who did a press conference with TMZ and he looks like a cross dresser. ILL Clash is freaky. SMH…He should resign he’s nasty and shouldn’t be behind the puppets and kids.

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  24. Keisha says:

    “Cecil just held a media conference about the lawsuit he filed against Clash in New York — describing the allegations against the former “Sesame Street” star.

    According to Singleton, his sexual relationship with Clash began when he was 15 and Clash was an adult … and initially lasted for 2 weeks. But they picked things up a while later.

    Singleton claims that while they never had sexual intercourse, the two did engage in several sexual activities together … including “groping, masturbation, intense kissing, dry-humping.”

    Just embarassing….His poor grown daughter.

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    • 2Thick says:

      “Cecil just held a media conference about the lawsuit he filed against Clash in New York — describing the allegations against the former “Sesame Street” star.

      A press conference? LMAO this fag really looking for his 15 min. of fame. Have you googled this cecil? He look like a woman wearing long str8 hair and erthing. SMH this shit is sad.

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  25. Zenna says:

    i’s hongry..but anyway clash is a nasty ass.

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  26. BrownGirl says:

    just looking for a come up nothing personal it just business

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  27. Bird says:

    Sounds like a bogus lawsuit that the plaintiff wants an out of court settlement

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  28. Jamilla says:

    My lawd how well does PBS pay?

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  29. Danny says:

    Have y’all read his Facebook page? emotionally damaged my Ass… “gimmie more” diva seems more like it…20 bucks y’alll they’ve never even met.

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  30. Donte says:

    This is a fuckin mess!

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  31. Mahogany says:

    Never thought I’d see the day when Elmo get canned for butt fuckin!~

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  32. Cindy says:

    For those that weren’t around yesterday, we the people of the CEO have deemed this story ta be a Bish Please!

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  33. Gabriella says:

    Damn shame

    If you gonna fuck with them flameboys you better make sure you strapped up and they of age cuz he done made you quit your job…so fucked up.

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  34. QueenC says:

    This is just nasty. I feel sorry for these men

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  35. Rezzie says:

    Homosexuals/pedophiles are extremely aggressive. Does anyone recall their aggresivness in the story of Sodom and Gommorah which is a historical account?
    They are also aggressive in jail. Now they have rights so expect a whole different game plan now. They don’t care and the government got their backs. Thanks Obama!

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  36. Anonymous says:

    This negro is the black Sandusky…son of a bitch.

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  37. Lexy says:

    did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash’s sexual acts and conduct until 2012.”

    “The accuser is demanding more than $5 million.”

    Oh. Okay. Interesting.

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  38. KatMan says:

    nigga gon be seeing elmo in his dreams

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  39. Miss Rina says:

    Hot danggit. This is an all around mess….. SMH

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  40. Yvonne says:

    Damn there’s another young man suing him? Wow!
    Another Tiger Woods type a scandal only with men involved…sad, twisted and sick!

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  41. 2Thick says:

    Ah man he lost his career over some booty?
    Young boy booty at that.
    Wonder if it was worth it?

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  42. Bobby says:

    unbelievable!!

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  43. Sane says:

    Dude on the news saying he’s the victim.

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    • Olivijah says:

      Dude on the news saying he’s the victim
      ________________________________
      I just saw that …He speaks very well…He graduates next year.

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  44. Tamala says:

    that “guy” googled his name and saw an opportunity to cash in?

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  45. Omar says:

    Cecil Singleton is a money hungry person!!!!! He said in his press conference, Kevin wasn’t the only older man he was with!!!!! GO sue the rest of them!!!!!

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