Sesame Workshop

Kevin Clash And Elmo (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment)

Judge Throws Out Lawsuits Against Former ‘Elmo’ Actor

Federal Judge Kevin Koeltl threw out the lawsuits Monday. He said the claims came more than six years after each man reasonably should have become aware of Clash’s alleged violations and more than three years after each turned 18.

07/01/2013

Bert And Ernie New Yorker Cover

Viral New Yorker Cover Features Bert And Ernie Celebrating DOMA Ruling

While the Sesame Workshop has maintained for many years that Bert and Ernie are just platonic friends, the “Sesame Street” characters appear clearly as a romantic couple on the cover of an upcoming New Yorker issue.

06/29/2013

Kevin Clash And Elmo (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment)

Fifth Accuser Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Elmo Puppeteer

According to a federal lawsuit filed in New York on Tuesday, Kevin Kiadii, now 25, says he was 16 when he met Kevin Clash during an online chat.

04/02/2013

Kevin Clash And Elmo (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images Entertainment)

Florida Man Sues Ex-Elmo Puppeteer, Claims Abuse Happened In NYC

The man says he met Kevin Clash on a chat line when he was 16 years old in 2000 and exploring modeling opportunities in New York.

11/27/2012

Sheldon Stephens

Elmo Puppeteer Accuser Speaks Out For The First Time

The young man who accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him as an underage teen, then recanted his story, has broken his silence.

11/21/2012

Kevin Clash arrives at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 4, 2011 in Washington. (credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

Sesame Workshop: Elmo Actor Kevin Clash Resigns Amid Sex Allegation

In a statement issued Tuesday, Sesame Workshop called the controversy surrounding Kevin Clash’s personal life “a distraction that none of us want.”

11/20/2012

Kevin Clash arrives at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 4, 2011 in Washington. (credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

Accuser Recants Underage Sex Allegations Against Elmo Puppeteer

A man has now recanted his claims, after splashing across the headlines accusing Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who plays Elmo on “Sesame Street,” of having a sexual affair with him when he was underage.

11/13/2012

Kevin Clash arrives at the 34th Kennedy Center Honors held at the Kennedy Center Hall of States on December 4, 2011 in Washington. (credit: Michael Tran/Getty Images)

Elmo Puppeteer On Leave From ‘Sesame Street’ After Allegations Of Affair With Underage Teen

Sesame Workshop says puppeteer Kevin Clash denies the charges, which were first made in June by the alleged partner, who by then was 23.

11/12/2012

Yandy Big Bird Costume

Report: Sesame Workshop Not Amused By ‘Sexy’ Big Bird Costume

The New York-based Sesame Workshop was not pleased this week with a Halloween costume now on the market, depicting Big Bird in a “sexy” women’s outfit.

CBS New York–10/20/2012

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New Yorkers Looking To Be Big Bird For Halloween Amid Political Debate

Quite a few New Yorkers going out on Halloween said Wednesday that they were planning to portray a fine feathered friend who stands 8 feet 2 inches tall, and who has found himself at the center of a political debate lately.

CBS New York–10/10/2012

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Sesame Workshop Wants Obama Ad With Big Bird Taken Off Air

The New York-based Sesame Workshop was not pleased Tuesday with an Obama campaign ad featuring the voice of Big Bird.

CBS New York–10/09/2012