Damn, it hasn’t even been a week since a man accused Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash of having a sexual relationship with him. Well now a now a second accuser has come out. According to TMZ the new accuser, Cecil Singleton, is now 24-years-old, but claims the two had a sexual relationship when he was 15-years-old. In his lawsuit he claims “Clash trolled gay telephone chat line rooms to meet and have sex with underage boys… preying on teenage boys to satisfy his depraved sexual interests.” The two allegedly met on one of the chat lines in 1993, when Clash was 32-years-old.
Sesame Workshop expressed sorrow over Clash’s resignation.Â
“Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential,” it said in a statement. “Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational organization.”
Sesame Workshop said that Clash has decided that he can no longer be effective in his job because of the allegations.
“This is a sad day for Sesame Street,” Sesame Workshop said.
Clash maintained his innocence as he took a leave of absence. At the time, Sesame Workshop did not comment specifically on the sex allegations, but said that Clash was disciplined after he “exercised poor judgment” and “violated company policy regarding Internet usage.”