Elmo No More, Kevin Clash Forced To Resign

Second Accuser comes forward.

There’s no “mo” in Elmo anymore. After a second accuser came forward claiming that Kevin Clash initiated a sexual relationship with him when he was only 15 yrs. old. This accuser is suing Clash for $5 million (apparently he wants more than Clash can afford to pay to keep him quiet).

Sesame Street Workshop issued 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.

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And before you say this is just a lame attempt to extort money from the poor guy, I’d suggest that you don’t file a 6 figure lawsuit unless you have more evidence to support your claim than just your vague recollections. Perjury, even in a civil case is still a crime.

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