ELMO puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of another allegation that he had sex with an under-aged youth.
In its statement, Sesame Workshop said "the controversy surrounding Kevin's personal life has become a distraction that none of us want," leading Clash to conclude "that he can no longer be effective in his job".
"This is a sad day for Sesame Street," the statement said.
In a statement of his own, Clash said "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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