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Arts & Culture
Tue November 20, 2012
Puppeteer Says Goodbye To Elmo After Allegations
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who brought Elmo to life on Sesame Street, is stepping down after 28 years in the job.
Clash's departure comes a week after allegations that he had a relationship with an underage man. The man recanted a day later, but reportedly is now considering legal action amid reports than another accuser has come forward. Here's part of what Sesame Workshop, the show's producer, said in a statement today:
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.
A spokesperson told the New York Times that the resignation wouldn't affect the show, because Clash had been helping identify substitute puppeteers for Elmo.
NPR's Two Way blog is following the story.
-- Rick Holter