Kevin Clash, the voice of our beloved Elmo, has just resigned, active immediately. This news comes from recent allegations that were recently recanted, but just today, another male now in his 30s had stepped forward saying the same thing happened to him when he was underage.

Kevin Clash's statement:

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, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street.