It seems that Kevin Clash isn’t as innocent as we thought he was. His accuser, Sheldon Stephens, may have recanted his statement but not because it didn’t happen. Stephens was given a nice, six-figure settlement by Clash to recant his statement and from now-on he must tell people that he was an adult at the time of the affair. It might be because Kevin voices the most loveable character ever, but I really want to believe his side of things but this settlement has me pretty skeptical. For a while it seemed that this was just a get rich quick scheme by Stephens especially given his shady past, and not it seems like that might be the case especially since he was spotted crying while signing his recanted statement and saying that he didn’t want to sign it. It could be that Clash paid off Stephens just to make things go away but either way the settlement still looks bad and Elmo is voiceless for now. Read more below.

Julie A.

“Stephens agrees that immediately upon execution of this Agreement, his counsel, Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., shall release the [following] statement … ‘He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.'”

The settlement document goes on to say if Stephens is asked by anyone about his relationship with Clash, he must only repeat the statement [above] in the settlement that recants his story.

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.