Elmo puppeteer resigns amid underage-sex allegations, leaving Elmo behind on 'Sesame Street'

  • Article by: FRAZIER MOORE , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 21, 2012 - 3:05 AM
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obamafone4meNov. 20, 1211:58 AM

How sad that a mans career is destroyed by a false allegation and there is no recourse to punish the person that made it.

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mnmaggiemnNov. 20, 1212:09 PM

And everyone said Romney would be the death of Sesamie Street!

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alert123Nov. 20, 1212:13 PM

A more proper headline would include the words false and allegation. What a shame this man's career, one he loved and one he was very talented at, has been ruined. This is a sad day.

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mnmaggiemnNov. 20, 1212:15 PM

But in all seriousness, bring him back, its not substantiated! Why should he be punished if he did nothing wrong?

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e72521Nov. 20, 1212:40 PM

This guy has been with Sesame St since 1984? And he's been doing this for how long? Two victims have so far come forward. Who else at PBS knew about this guy proclivities? They're guilty too! This should be another Penn State level scandal.

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ranger78Nov. 20, 1212:41 PM

So what's missing? If he did nothing wrong and the accuser recanted, why is he quitting. The "distraction" is gone. Maybe he has enough money socked away to just retire. It just doesn't make sense.

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DANNYBOY_100Nov. 20, 12 1:05 PM

He's retiring because a second person just filed charges against him for the same thing and they know he won't be the last to file charges. Did any of you read the article?

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jmerfeldNov. 20, 12 1:06 PM

"As the announcement was made, a lawsuit was being filed in federal court in New York charging Clash with sexual abuse of a second youth. The lawsuit alleges that Cecil Singleton, then 15 and now an adult, was persuaded by Clash to meet for sexual encounters." After I read this paragraph I kept looking for more information, but the story did not provide it. No wonder most posters missed this.

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clintonliesNov. 20, 12 1:18 PM

This will be the next agenda item for the "Vote No" crowd.

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blfikoNov. 20, 12 2:26 PM

It sounds peculiar to me that a man would make the charge and then later recant after the story broke. Thoughts are he made a false accusation to seek money OR he was paid money to recant. In either case, the man should quit as most parents I know would not want my child around a man that is known to pursue young children for sexual pleasure whether they "consented" or not.

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