Just when you thought Sesame Street was safe again, you find out that Elmo’s insatiable hunger for the flesh of little boys will not be quenched as a fresh homosexual, pedophilia charge emerges.
This time, the accuser has come out openly making charges directly at Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash. The new accuser is Cecil Singleton and he claims that Kevin Clash molested him when he was 15 years old. Specifically, TMZ reports that
According to Singleton, his sexual relationship with Clash began when he was 15 and Clash was an adult … and initially lasted for 2 weeks. But they picked things up a while later.
Singleton claims that while they never had sexual intercourse, the two did engage in several sexual activities together … including “groping, masturbation, intense kissing, dry-humping.”
Singleton says they had sexual intercourse years later … when Cecil was an adult.
Furthermore, E! is also reporting that Singleton is suing Clash for more than 5 million dollars in damages: psychological and emotional. A very detailed report of Cecil’s charge and accusation is here.
As we reported before, the first accuser was Sheldon Stephens, who claims to have signed a deal to keep quiet for a mere $125,000. It seems Stephens now claims that he signed the agreement under duress and no longer wants to honor it.
As all of this has emerged, it looks like the Sesame Workshop has decided that Kevin Clash has molested enough children on Sesame Street and has thrown him overboard. As reported in The Telegraph, PBS should be recognized for writing the kindest firing speech for a pedophile ever:
In a statement on Tuesday, Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organisation behind the show, said: 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 organisation.
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.
With all of this, you would think that Sesame Street would have had enough of Elmo, but that does not seem to be the case. As E! reports, Sesame Street plans to continue the muppet’s career on the show.
November 21, 2012 at 12:22 am Comments (2)