Elmo’s Accuser Says He Didn't Lie
This nightmare on Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters, W, T, and F.
Sheldon Stephens, the man who claimed Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash engaged in a sexual relationship with him when he was only 16 years old, recanted his underage sex abuse allegations after accepting a financial settlement.
However, Stephens has changed his tune once again saying he wasn’t lying when he originally claimed Elmo gave him a bad touch and he wants to undo the settlement.
According to TMZ:
We've learned Stephens has met with lawyers in Los Angeles and told them he was pressured into recanting his allegation and insists he's telling the truth when he says he had sex with Clash when he was 16.
Stephens -- who is now 23 -- is telling lawyers he will gladly forfeit the $125,000 to restore his name. Stephens is saying he was literally crying during the final negotiations and repeatedly said he didn't want to sign.
Clash's lawyer told us Friday he would have no comment on the settlement story.
The Smoking Gun revealed Stephens identity late last week as well as his troubled past stating the struggling actor/model “was once arrested for the knifepoint robbery of $250,000 in jewelry from a music manager for whom he interned.”
Cue the soundtrack: