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Voice of Elmo resigns after new round of underage sex allegations

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Kevin Clash, the man behind Sesame Street's Elmo, has resigned his position with the children's show today after a second round of allegations surfaced that Clash had a sexual relationship with a then-teenage male.

Today, a second accuser has come forward with a similar story of an underage fling with the then-thirty something year old Clash.

The allegations are enough to force Clash, who is gay, out of his position at Sesame Workshop today.

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Elmo accuser flops recant; parents everywhere squirm

Elmo

My kid owns three stuffed Elmo dolls. She has a little guitar that plays the theme song from “Elmo's World.” Books, diapers, clothes ... the whole lot. Elmo had a renewed presence in my life since I became a dad.

So, I've taken an interest in the story of Kevin Clash's alleged sexual relationship with a then-16-year old male.

Last week the man, now 23, recanted his accusation after it was reported he took a six-figure settlement. Great, story's over, right? I don't have to the throw away all of the Elmo memorabilia in my house. What a relief.

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Elmo puppeteer accuser recants sexual misconduct allegations

Sesame Street

The man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of an illicit sexual relationship is now recanting the allegations, according to The New York Times.

From The New York Times:

Andreozzi & Associates, a law firm that said it represented the accuser, who has never been named, said in a statement that “he wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.” The statement added, “He will have no further comment on the matter.”