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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:46 pm    Post subject: "Tickle Me..." uh make that "Bugger Me Elmo&q Reply with quote

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NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a 28-year career in which he turned the furry red monster into one of the most beloved — and lucrative — characters on TV and in toy stores.

"Personal matters have diverted attention away from the important work 'Sesame Street' is doing and I cannot allow it to go on any longer," the 52-year-old performer said in a statement. "I am deeply sorry to be leaving and am looking forward to resolving these personal matters privately."

His departure came as a 24-year-old college student, Cecil Singleton, sued Clash for more than $5 million Tuesday, accusing the actor of engaging in sexual behavior with him when he was 15. Singleton charged that Clash made a habit of trolling gay chat lines for underage boys and meeting them for sex.

It was the second such allegation in just over a week. On Nov. 12, a man in his 20s said he had sex with Clash at age 16. A day later, though, the young man recanted, saying their relationship was adult and consensual.

Clash was a young puppeteer at "Sesame Street" in the mid-1980s when was assigned a little-used puppet now known as Elmo and turned him into a star, creating his high-pitched voice and child-like personality. Clash also served as the show's senior Muppet coordinator and Muppet captain, winning 23 daytime Emmy awards and one prime-time Emmy.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the culture of allegation = effective conviction.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If true, he will get a pass, just as did the pedophile from Peter, Paul and Mary.


After all, he is an artiste.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

or Roman Polański - if you are a great artist you can drug and rape underage girls and other 'artists' will demand that you get away with it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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or Roman Polański - if you are a great artist you can drug and rape underage girls and other 'artists' will demand that you get away with it.

Only if you are a left wing artiste. Conservatives do not get that particular "Get Out of Jail Free" Card.

At least it is that way here in the Land of the Free. Left wingers are expected to behave that way.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If true, seems highly unlikely he'll get a pass. Unless there is a settlement. Of course, it depends on evidence. If nobody comes forth to corroborate, there is unlikely to be any evidence. And without evidence, it equates to little more than slander IMO.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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energyman76b wrote:
or Roman Polański - if you are a great artist you can drug and rape underage girls and other 'artists' will demand that you get away with it.

Only if you are a left wing artiste. Conservatives do not get that particular "Get Out of Jail Free" Card.

At least it is that way here in the Land of the Free. Left wingers are expected to behave that way.


indeed. When right wing actors support terrorism, fiscal ponzi schemes and do everything to ruin your country they are celebrated presidents...
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