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Sesame Street Considers Lawsuit Against Time Square's Muppets

Sesame Street Considers Lawsuit Against Time Square's Muppets

The producers of “Sesame Street” said Monday they’re considering legal action against panhandlers who dress up like Muppets — as Mayor de Blasio vowed a crackdown on Times Square’s growing horde of cartoon impersonators.

The non-profit Sesame Workshop said it “has not authorized the appearance of any Sesame Street costumed characters on public streets in any city.”

“We care about our fans and the image of our brand, and, like everyone else, we care about public safety on our streets,” the company said.

“We have been talking to other concerned groups, including third-party intellectual-property-rights holders, to determine appropriate actions that we can take.”

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Source: NY Post

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