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#1 gmen81

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:29 AM


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NEW YORK (AP) — The puppeteer who performs as Elmo on "Sesame Street" is taking a leave of absence from the popular kids' show in the wake of allegations that he had a relationship with a 16-year-old boy.

Sesame Workshop said puppeteer Kevin Clash denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.

"We took the allegation very seriously and took immediate action," Sesame Workshop said in a statement issued Monday. "We met with the accuser twice and had repeated communications with him. We met with Kevin, who denied the accusation."

The organization described the relationship as personal and "unrelated to the workplace." Its investigation found the allegation of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated. But it said Clash exercised "poor judgment" and was disciplined for violating company policy regarding Internet usage. It offered no details.

"I had a relationship with (the accuser)," Clash told TMZ. "It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to make it into something it was not."

At his request, Clash has been granted a leave of absence in order to "protect his reputation," Sesame Workshop said.

No further explanation was provided, nor was the duration of his leave specified.

"Elmo is bigger than any one person and will continue to be an integral part of 'Sesame Street' to engage, educate and inspire children around the world, as it has for 40 years," Sesame Workshop said in its statement.

"Sesame Street" is currently in production, but other puppeteers are prepared to fill in for Clash during his absence, according to a person close to the show who spoke on condition of anonymity because that person was not authorized to publicly discuss details about the show's production.

"Elmo will still be a part of the shows being produced," that person said.

The 52-year-old Clash, the divorced father of a grown daughter, has been a puppeteer for "Sesame Street" since 1984. It was then that he was handed the fuzzy red puppet named Elmo and asked to come up with a voice for him. Clash transformed the character, which had been a marginal member of the Muppets troupe for a number of years, into a major star rivaling Big Bird as the face of "Sesame Street."

In 2006, Clash published an autobiography, "My Life as a Furry Red Monster," and was the subject of the 2011 documentary "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey."


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

I always thought Tickle Me Elmo was kinda creepy.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Did he promise to take the kid to go see Big Bird?
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Whoops.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

somebody please tell me why these creppy and wierd crimes always happens in USA?

a guy stole a delivery car and still does the delivery...

Elmo accused to be a pervert...

a woman go on TV angry because the signs are designed for Beavers and not for humans...


what´s the next? maybe "Telletubie Tink Winky accused of being a porn actor?"

Edited by aeromotacanucks, 12 November 2012 - 12:12 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

somebody please tell me why these creppy and wierd crimes always happens in USA?


They don't. They just have more media to report it.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

somebody please tell me why these creppy and wierd crimes always happens in USA?

I find the ignorance of this statement ^ pretty creepy.

Edited by zaibatsu, 12 November 2012 - 01:17 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Romeny is still mad i see, watch out PBS
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

I find the ignorance of this statement ^ pretty creepy.


You mean creppy.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

You mean creppy.

Creppy and wierd.

(feels dirty for being a pedant)
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"When Jonah's agent called him and said Quentin Tarantino wanted to put him in a spaghetti western [Django Unchained], Jonah was like, 'You had me at spaghetti.'"

 

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

ABNT 2 keyboard with autocorrection :)

my keyboard is set for Spanish/French/Italian/Portuguese. s$%#% happens...

Edited by aeromotacanucks, 12 November 2012 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

ABNT 2 keyboard with autocorrection :)

my keyboard is set for Spanish/French/Italian/Portuguese. crap happens...


You mean crep happens! :emot-parrot:
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

I guess Elmo tickled him back.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

Oh boy, what a hairy situation.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

This sound usually followed a Bert and Ernie sketch but I couldn't find one...



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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

Don't mind me. I'm just looking for the bus to Cincinnati.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:59 AM

Well so far the guy hasnt been charged with a crime. Theres no mention of a police investigation of any kind and the PBS reps who met with the accuser on multiple occasions found the accusations to be "unsubstantiated".

Nothing to see here. Move along.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:44 AM

16 years old isn't a young boy.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:30 AM

Leave of absence sounds like a good course of action.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:44 AM

Age of consent is 17 in New York (if that's where it played out), so age matters here. And there's nearly a 30 year age difference between the two so yes, I find this creepy (too).

Who, in their mid 40's, would WANT a relationship with a kid that age? So inappropriate.

Although, as pointed out, these are allegations at this point and nothing's been proven yet.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

the allegations are withdrawn

turns out he was just gay

http://theclicker.to..._utmk=142308914
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:05 PM

soo. Elmo is gay? afff
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

there's a fabulous documentary about kevin clash called "being elmo" -- say what you will about the man in the light of these new 'revelations,' but the documentary is great.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

16 years old isn't a young boy.



Ya I didn't mean to say young boy. I've come too far to change it now.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:19 AM

Man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of underage sex withdraws allegation


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Kevin Clash's accuser now says he was an adult when he had a sexual relationship with the Elmo puppeteer


THE man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was a teenager now says it isn’t so.
The man is now saying his sexual relationship with Clash was adult and consensual.
In response, Clash issued a statement of his own, saying he is "relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest."
The man, who has not identified himself, released his statement through the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, law firm of Andreozzi & Associates.
On Monday, Sesame Workshop said Clash had taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street after allegations came to light that he had had a relationship with a 16-year-old.
Clash denied the charges from the man, who is now in his early 20s

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

Diddle Me Elmo coming out this Christmas?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:49 PM

he does put his hand up backsides for a living....
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:05 PM

Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid second allegation of sex with youth


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ELMO puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of another allegation that he had sex with an under-aged youth.
In its statement, Sesame Workshop said "the controversy surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction that none of us want," leading Clash to conclude "that he can no longer be effective in his job".
"This is a sad day for Sesame Street," the statement said.
In a statement of his own, Clash said "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."
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.
The lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $US5 million ($4.8 million).
Clash, who had been on Sesame Street for 28 years, created the high-pitched voice and child-like persona for Elmo, a furry, red Muppet that became one of the most popular characters on the show and one of the company's most lucrative properties. Sesame Workshop produces Sesame Street in New York.
Clash's exit followed a tumultuous week that began on November 12 with a statement from the company that Clash had requested a leave of absence following the charge by a man in his early 20s that he had had a relationship with Clash when he was 16.
Clash denied the charge from that man, who has not been publicly identified, calling it "false and defamatory".
Clash, the 52-year-old divorced father of a grown daughter, acknowledged that he is gay in that statement.
Sesame Workshop, which said it was first contacted by the accuser in June, said it had launched an investigation that included meeting with the accuser twice and meeting with Clash. Its investigation found the charge of underage conduct to be unsubstantiated.
The next day Clash's accuser recanted his charge, describing his sexual relationship with Clash as adult and consensual. Clash responded that he was "relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest".
In addition to his marquee role as Elmo, Clash had served as the show's senior Muppet coordinator and Muppet captain. He won 23 daytime Emmy awards and one prime-time Emmy.
In 2006, he published an autobiography, My Life as a Furry Red Monster, and was the subject of the 2011 documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey.
Though it remained unclear who might take over for Clash performing as Elmo, other Sesame Street puppeteers have been trained to serve as his stand-in, Sesame Workshop said.
"Elmo is bigger than any one person," the company said last week.

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