Elmo actor Kevin Clash has resigned amid claims of underage sexual abuse, Sesame Workshop revealed today.

Kevin Clash was first accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship by aspiring model Sheldon Stephens, who has a history of arrests including allegedly robbing a former boss of a $250,000 necklace at knife point.

Stephens recanted his abuse claims but later expressed regret over signing the $125,000 deal which required him to take back the allegations.

Kevin Clash is now being sued by Cecil Singleton, who claims he met 32 year-old Kevin in a gay phone chat when he was only 15.

On the heels of both Stephens and Singleton’s claims, Clash resigned from Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop released this statement: “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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  • Toni

    Charges need to be filed against Mr. Kevin Clash, I am sure there are other teenagers he sexually assualted. This case started off with one accuser, now it as jumped too number two (2).

  • The Comment

    When people do something soo awesome…as in create a lovable character for toddlers to go nuts over….. I want them to just fix their mess and get on with it. You know?

    Were they really under-aged? Really???? You’re on a gay chat line and now you claim you were taken advantage of. Really? How does that work? So now we got to scramble to find a voice that matches the original. These blood suckers. Can’t see the bigger picture for shit. Out of all the suga daddies you got to f*ck up Mr. Clashes career.

    Now Mr. Clash…….just fix it. You are not the first married man/gay man w/kids…..to get busted. It is not that deep anymore. Just keep it moving. We all got big azz bones in the closet and thank god we ain’t famous.

  • http://twitter.com/_BrownSugarBbyy A s h l e y . (@_BrownSugarBbyy)

    Where there’s smoke there is fire. There is nothing glamorous to be gained by these men for these allegations; such allegations should always be thoroughly investigated and the truth found out. I feel no sympathy for Clash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rochee.jeffrey RJ

    The guy who is accusing him now is 35 years old and is saying this happened 20 years ago. Why not go to he police? Why are you suing him for 5 million dollars. The guy who originally made these accusations has a felony criminal record including the robbery of $250,000 worth of jewelry at knife point. I call bullshit on all of this.

  • The Comment

    bullchit x’s 100!

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