As More Allegations Surface, Kevin Clash — the Voice of Elmo — Resigns from "Sesame Street"

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 20, 2012 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 20, 2012 |

Now, the Associated Press is reporting that Clash has resigned from "Sesame Street," either because some or all of these allegations are true, or -- and I hope more likely -- Clash and "Sesame Street" mutually agreed that Clash's association with a character targeted toward children was no longer sustainable due to the allegations.

Whatever the real story is, I just kind of hope it goes away. I don't think I can handle it if this turns into another Sandunsky.

"Sesame Street" released this statement:

Sesame Workshop's mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential. Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization. Unfortunately, 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.

(Source: NYTimes)

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