From The Daily News:
Puppeteer Kevin Clash, the longtime voice of “Elmo,” resigned Tuesday after a $5 million lawsuit labeled him a pedophile who trolled telephone chat rooms in a hunt for underage lovers.
The lawsuit was the second time this month Clash was hit with allegations of a sexual relationship with an underage teenage boy.
The new suit, filed by Cecil Singleton, claims he was just 15 when the award-winning voice of the beloved kids’ character seduced him.
…Clash, 52, “was an unmarried adult male living a prominent public life centered around the entertainment of toddlers, while at the same time he was, in secret, preying on teenage boys to satisfy his depraved sexual interests,” charged the Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit.
Entertaining children was more than just a job for Clash, it was apparently a way of life, and there’s definitely something wrong with that…