20 November 2012 8:50 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo, has resigned from Sesame Street in the aftermath of the allegations he had a sexual relationship with a minor.

In a statement to EW, Sesame Workshop said:

Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential. 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. Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, »


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