Monday, November 19, 2012

The Return of Elmogate: The Accuser Has Recanted His Recantation

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Just days after I cancelled the "Elmogate" banner I requested from our designers, it appears there is a need for it again. I have a feeling I'll have to do it myself this time.

Sheldon Stevens, a now 23-year-old male model who claims to have had an underage relationship with 52-year-old puppeteer Kevin Clash, has decided to retract his retraction — and in turn, forfeit the $125,000 settlement he reached with Clash, who earned his fame as the man behind Elmo, Sesame Street's fuzzy red megastar.

From 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.

So there's that. We'll keep up on this childhood-crushing story, if our souls don't break in the process.

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