04:41 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/23/2014 05:30PM
The puppeteer who voiced Elmo for decades has been cleared of three sexual abuse charges.
Originally posted 11/20/2012 11:55AM
Kevin Clash, the voice and puppeteer behind Elmo on Sesame Street, has resigned.
"I am resigning from Sesame Workshop with a very heavy heart. I have loved every day of my 28 years working for this exceptional organization," 52-year-old Clash said in a statement Tuesday.
"Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work Sesame Street is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer. I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately."
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