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Sesame Street SHOCKER! Voice Of Elmo RESIGNS After SECOND Minor Comes Forward Alleging Sex Abuse!

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This all went from bad to resolved, to maybe-not-so-resolved, to MUCH MUCH WORSE in no time at all!

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, came under scrutiny last week when a young man named Sheldon Stephens accused the actor of engaging in a sexual relationship with him when he was only 16 years old. Although it appeared the matter was to be settled out of court and the allegations to be recanted, the now-23-year-old then announced that he was unfairly pressured into the deal, and would still be pressing charges!

Well, he may now have some help in the courtroom, because a SECOND man, named Cecil Singleton, has stepped forward and revealed that he had a sexual relationship with him after meeting on a gay phone chat in 1993…when he was only 15 YEARS OLD!

And because of it, Clash has now RESIGNED from the children's program!

Sesame Workshop says in a statement:

“None of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization. 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.”

Especially in light of the specific accusations in this case!

According to court documents:

"[Clash] trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys. [He] groomed [the accuser] to gain his trust by, among other things, taking him to nice dinners and giving him money…preying on teenage boys to satisfy his depraved sexual interests. [Singleton] did not become aware that he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012."


Obviously, there will surely be much more information to come as these cases move forward, but we just sincerely hope that this isn't the beginning of what could be a long history of abuse from a man who used his occupation to manipulate the trust of young people.

A sad, sad day for Sesame Street, indeed.

[Image via WENN.]

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24 comments to “Sesame Street SHOCKER! Voice Of Elmo RESIGNS After SECOND Minor Comes Forward Alleging Sex Abuse!”

  1. Thebigboot says – reply to this


    And just think? You thought this was all funny in the last post.

  2. m says – reply to this


    as the father of a 7 year old, i was very bothered by the news of the first allegation… but now that more are popping up, it sickens me to think such a this guy might have used his profession to lure young kids for sex… what a sick sick world we live in. what kinda sick POS would even find a kid attractive in the first place,people that are such losers in life that they have to pray on kids to get their rocks off, these people do not even deserve to breathe the same air that we do.

  3. Calin says – reply to this


    Sick SOB, he needs to be castrated if it's true.

  4. 4

    How is it a shocker??? Deviant homo.

  5. vavavoom says – reply to this


    nasty nasty.

    but should we be surprised? No! sex is everywhere and people that it is okay to do these nasty things. Movies, shows, music all of these things are corrupted and its because people accept these things people allow themselves to do ridiculous things like this at a faster rate than ever before…

    The same way that a whore like KK is accepted is the fault of millions

    good by world

  6. forrealz says – reply to this


    Do a Google Image search for Cecil Singleton and then decide if this guy is either 1) a victim, or 2) a very troubled, opportunistic, narcissist.

  7. 7

    The victim is only saying now he's suffering psychological effects from the incident? I call bullshit!

  8. Carlos says – reply to this


    Excuse my language…but what the fuck is a 15 year old doing in a chat room!?! That little boy was out there only looking for trouble. If these accusations are proven to be true, then Mr. Klash has a lot of explaining to do, but it brings into questions why all of a sudden he's being accused of sex abuse! $$$$$$ It's all about the money and both of those guys look like they are hungry for money. I say screw giving these money hungry guys any money, Mr. Klash should fess up to his mistakes, it's highly unlikely the courts would do anything since this took place many years ago and he should just live his life out of the money he's already made as a producer and the voice of elmo.

  9. Ceegee says – reply to this


    I'm not downplaying abuse, really—but it just took him 19 years to realize he had suffered adverse psychological and emotional effects from Kevin Clash's sexual acts and conduct until 2012."????? Really?? It just suddenly seems like he realized that there might be payday involved.

    I've seen the effects of abuse and it doesn't crop up suddenly when a settlement check gets waived around for a previous partner.

  10. 10

    This is just sad on so many levels.
    I'm sad for the teens that when exploring their sexuality, ended up attracting the wrong kind.
    I'm sad for this man who's obviously not in his right mind since he should've known better.
    I'm sad for Elmo and for all the kids in the world and for Sesame Street for losing such a comforting character and for being cheated out of the love that was Elmo.

  11. 11

    its time for Sesame street to get the Penn st treatment. when did you know and what did you do about it? sesame street should be investigated.

  12. 12

    Kevin Cline's biggest problem may be that he chooses to have sex with men that he meets in shady places and who are lying opportunists, with criminal backgrounds who will make up lies if they think they can profit.

    I'm not saying he didn't have sex with some young men…but so far I haven't seen any proof that these people were younger than 18 and I will stand by him until I do.

  13. SAMBO says – reply to this


    ELMO OUTED !!!!
    IT'S REALLY : SAMBO !!!!

  14. michy says – reply to this


    Re: forrealz – did it.and ummmm.. he looks like number 2. haha not a victim

  15. 15

    i feel like Elmo died!

    also..you have no idea what all the facts are yet…let's not destroy his rep just yet

  16. 16

    Just another GAY PEDO PERVERT, what else can you expect?

  17. 17

    Re: Lilygirl27 – "have sex with men that " wrong, he chooses to have sex with MINORS not men.

  18. 18

    we have the death penalty reserved for shits like him…

  19. PatTheRat says – reply to this


    Sad day for Sesame Street? Sad day for the 2 guys that were allegedly abused and/or raped! Wonder if more will be coming forward?

  20. 20

    I don't beleive the victim. He has the energy of a leech!

  21. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: Esin Emko – No one gets executed except in TX and FL.

  22. 22

    This seems like oppurtunists taking advantage of a much liked figure much the same as what happened to michael jackson. I am not condoning what mr. clash did he obviously should have had more cop on but as the saying it takes two to tango and these so called victims waiting till now to accuse him of abuse seems very suspect in my opinion. I think they are just money grabbers

  23. Lalaland says – reply to this


    Just because these guys may have enjoyed it at the time and just because they're motivated by money does not make any of this ok!! You guys are losing your minds! Since when is it ok for a older man to have sex or perform sexual acts on 15 year olds wether the kids enjoyed it or not?? It's a sick world when people-like everyone here-defends a pedophile. Sick sick sick!

  24. Dee says – reply to this


    Re: forrealz – I totally agree Forrealz. Even though I'm pretty sure the first accuser was probably paid to keep quiet and retract his statement, this Cecil Singleton / Wannabe Model probably never had a relationship outside of a photo op. Money $$ hungry for how much? $5 million, right. So sad.