Elmo actor resigns — accused of child molestation

Elmo and Kevin Clash

Kevin Clash

OK so the Elmo guy might be a perv — at least that’s what several accusers say. Kevin Clash, the actor, has resigned. He’s been Elmo for 28-years. He could do more than that if convicted.
This comes from the Associated Press:

Cecil Singleton

Cecil Singleton

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from “Sesame Street” on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved — and lucrative — characters on TV and in toy stores.

“Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work ‘Sesame Street’ is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer,” the 52-year-old performer said in a statement. “I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately.”

His departure came as a 24-year-old college student, Cecil Singleton, sued Clash for more than $5 million Tuesday, accusing the actor of engaging in sexual behavior with him when he was 15. Singleton charged that Clash made a habit of trolling gay chat lines for underage boys and meeting them for sex.

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