Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Oh, oh. It looks as if $125,000 was not enough to buy the silence of Sheldon Stephens who recanted his recantation of teen-age sexual abuse by the voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash.
I suspect he got a better offer.The man who accused Elmo’s puppeteer of sexual misconduct reportedly wants to recant his recantation.Sheldon Stephens, 24, last week withdrew sensational claims that, as an underage teen, he had a wild fling with Kevin Clash, the voice behind the beloved Muppet Elmo.Now Stephens is interviewing lawyers in hopes of ripping up the $125,000 deal he reached with Clash, 52, to deny there was any illegal sex, according to TMZ.Stephens’ Pennsylvania lawyers last week released a statement on his behalf, absolving Clash of any wrongdoing: “He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.”However, Stephens now wants to return to his previous position, claiming Clash had sex with him when he was just 16, TMZ reports.