Image source: Gawker



BY JASMINE BAILEY

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER 



Allegations against Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, are beginning to pile up. Here’s KTTV.
 

“Kevin Clash, you know the voice of Elmo, is resigning from Sesame Street. This as new allegations emerge that he had a sexual relationship with a second underage boy.”


Last week another man claimed Clash had sex with him when he was a teenager. Clash denied that charge,
and the man later recanted — though it was reported Clash paid the man to go back on his story.


According to TMZ, the new accuser’s name is Cecil Singleton — pictured here. Singleton, who is now in his 30s, is seeking more than $5 million in damages in a lawsuit against Clash. He claims he met Clash on a gay phone chat line back in 1993 when he was 15-years-old and Clash was 32.


Gawker reports in court documents, Singleton claimed “‘(Clash) groomed (him) to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money.’ As to why he hadn’t previously come forward, the accuser says he just recently became aware of ‘adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash’s sexual acts and conduct.’”


As for Clash’s recent resignation after his 28-year run as Elmo — in a statement released Tuesday, Sesame Workshop says the whole ordeal has just been too much of a distraction.


“...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…”


The statement went on to call the situation a quote “sad day for Sesame Street.”
 
 

 

Elmo Actor Kevin Clash Resigns, Second Accuser Files Suit

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Nov 20, 2012

Elmo Actor Kevin Clash Resigns, Second Accuser Files Suit

Image source: Gawker



BY JASMINE BAILEY

ANCHOR NEVILLE MILLER 



Allegations against Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, are beginning to pile up. Here’s KTTV.
 

“Kevin Clash, you know the voice of Elmo, is resigning from Sesame Street. This as new allegations emerge that he had a sexual relationship with a second underage boy.”


Last week another man claimed Clash had sex with him when he was a teenager. Clash denied that charge,
and the man later recanted — though it was reported Clash paid the man to go back on his story.


According to TMZ, the new accuser’s name is Cecil Singleton — pictured here. Singleton, who is now in his 30s, is seeking more than $5 million in damages in a lawsuit against Clash. He claims he met Clash on a gay phone chat line back in 1993 when he was 15-years-old and Clash was 32.


Gawker reports in court documents, Singleton claimed “‘(Clash) groomed (him) to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money.’ As to why he hadn’t previously come forward, the accuser says he just recently became aware of ‘adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash’s sexual acts and conduct.’”


As for Clash’s recent resignation after his 28-year run as Elmo — in a statement released Tuesday, Sesame Workshop says the whole ordeal has just been too much of a distraction.


“...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…”


The statement went on to call the situation a quote “sad day for Sesame Street.”
 
 

 

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