It appears that the identity of the man who accused Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, of pedophilia is no longer a secret. According to TMZ, he is Sheldon Stephens, and he was paid $125,000 to drop his charges and keep quiet.
In the past few days, stories have run that reported that Sheldon Stephens had recanted the charges against Kevin Clash (AKA “Elmo”). That appears not to be the case. As TMZ is reports,
We’ve learned although Stephens signed the document, he continues to insist Clash had sex with him when he was a minor and was pressured into signing the settlement.
One source privy to the negotiations tells TMZ … Stephens was crying during final negotiations and repeatedly insisted he didn’t want to sign.
We contacted Clash’s lawyer, but he had no comment.
In recent days, the press has been full of articles designed to destroy the reputation of accuser, Sheldon Stephens. Everywhere you look, they are running stories to discredit him in order to save “Elmo.” It is a disgusting silence and destroy mission.
November 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm Comments (0)