Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who for decades has brought the beloved character Elmo to life on Sesame Street, is officially leaving the show in midst of allegations that has had sexual relationships with underage boys.
Clash is leaving the show after 28 seasons because the accusations, which he has vehemently denied, are a “distraction.”
The performer had previously been on an extended leave of absence from the show.
When the initial claims were reported, Sesame Streetstood by Clash but also suggested that his departure would not effect the future of Elmo.
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