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Kevin Clash, The Voice Behind Sesame Street’s Elmo Is Innocent — Tha Wire

When most people think of Sesame Street, they think of the lovable red monster Elmo.  It’s hard to imagine the legendary children’s learning show without the happy character.  However, right now Elmo’s future on Sesame Street is in limbo.

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There would be no Elmo if it weren’t for world renowned puppeteer Kevin Clash.  He’s the the brain child and voice behind America’s favorite Muppet.  Kevin Clash released an autobiography titled My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud in 2006 and was also the subject of the 2011 documentary Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey.

All was well until recently, Kevin took a leave of absence from Sesame Street, after a 23-year-old man publicly alleged that Kevin sexually abused him when he was 16 years old. Sesame Workshop had initially been presented with the allegation in June, and its investigation found there was no truth to the allegation.  Shortly there after Kevin issued a statement where he confirmed that he is gay and acknowledged that he had been in a relationship with the accuser; however, as consenting adults.

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For more details, listen to Tha Wire below.  In the meantime, there doesn’t seem to be any chance of a new Outkast album coming out any time soon.  Thought it’s disappointing, Big Boi is taking things in stride and recently dropped his second solo album “Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors”.  His new single “Mama Told Me” featuring Kelly Rowland is a hot one.  However speaking of singles, Andre 3000 is featured on the unreleased track “Sorry” and makes a surprising remark.  Get all the juicy details now with Tha Wire.

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In other news, check out Rihanna as she graces the cover of the next issue of GQ.  The latest issue rolls out on newsstands Tuesday November 20th and features RiRi opening up on a wide variety of topics.  Learn more about this and more in today’s entertainment news.  Press play now to hear Tha Wire:

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