The Straits Times
Published on Nov 24, 2012

Photo gallery: Voice of Elmo resigns as new sex allegations arise


Kevin Clash, the longtime voice and puppeteer behind  Sesame Street’s Elmo character, has resigned after a new allegation was made that he had underage sexual relationships.

Announcing the decision with what he called a “very heavy heart,” Clash said in a statement, “Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately.”