Elmo actor quits after new teen sex claims
Published 21/11/2012 | 05:00
SESAME Street's Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, has resigned from the show in the wake of allegations that he had sex with an under-aged youth.
Last week, a man accused Clash of having sex with him when he was a teenager, a charge he denied. A day later, the man withdrew his claims. But a lawsuit by a second accuser was filed yesterday.
The new lawsuit alleges that Cecil Singleton, then 15 and now an adult, was persuaded by Clash to meet for sexual encounters.