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Voice of Elmo Accuser

I Didn't Lie

I Want to Undo Settlement

11/19/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1118-Sheldon-Stephens-kevin-clash-gettyThe man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, of having sex with him while he was underage stands by his story, claims he was pressured into recanting it, and is now interviewing lawyers to help him undo his settlement.

TMZ broke the story ... Clash and Sheldon Stephens entered into a settlement in which Clash agreed to pay Stephens $125,000, but in return the agreement provides the following:

"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.'"

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.

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cherry    

Too late bro all your credibility has been shoot to hell.

603 days ago
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Mallory    

I don't see how a 23 year old is pressured into signing a settlement, but whatever. I hope he does prove his case if, in fact, he was a minor at the time.

603 days ago
3.

David    

GOOD! Even though if this is true he should have never agreed to a settlement in the first place, ELMO shouldn't get to purchase his way out of a molestation charge regardless of how much that fury perv is worth. I am sure the young man probably talked to a lawyer who told him are you crazy?!? You accepted a settlement for $125,000? You can get millions if we can prove he raped you!! Here we go...

603 days ago
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harleyharlett    

would clash's atty really have him sign a settlement while he is crying and saying he doesn't want to??

603 days ago
5.

Stiletto    

Never trust a woman. Oh, wait...

603 days ago
6.

Diamond Goddess!    

MAYJAH.Fame.Whore.
('Nuff said!)

603 days ago
7.

Diamond Goddess!    

Oh, and I forgot to add
"Cray-Cray".
(LOLs!)
NOW it's "'Nuff said!"

603 days ago
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Stiletto    

Sheldon Stephens was crying and sniffling so hard, his lawyer walked over with a box of tissues and said "blow?" ...to which Sheldon Stephens replied

"Maybe...are you famous?"

603 days ago
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Stiletto    

I'll bet if you check Sheldon Stephen's closet you'll find an adult size Elmo costume...with a trap door in the back and pads in the knees.

603 days ago
10.

MoraMore    

he took the money and now he's saying he isn't lying? why did you take the money?

603 days ago
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Stiletto    

Sheldon Stephens told Barbara Walters that the only reason they broke up was due to Kevin having an Elmo flashback in his sleep while they were spooning one night...and then having to explain to the doctor in the ER how his hand got stuck.

603 days ago
12.

XRaac    

If this was an adult consensual relationship, what is the 125k for then?

603 days ago
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BOBBY    

It was obviously consensual, but he was trying to extort money and fame. so sad,

603 days ago
14.

Keyser Söze    

Statutory rape is a criminal offense, so you actually do not need to get money out of it to 'restore you name'... all you need to do is go to the cops and they'll do the rest.

So that middle-aged guy really screwed you when you were 16, kid? THEN GO TO THE POLICE. Otherwise, sorry, you're just a con-man piss off that he couldn't get more cash out of his lies.

But, really, at this point, Stephens... do you actually expect anyone to believe you? Of course you don't. All you want is more cash from Clash, that's all.

603 days ago
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Franc    

Go get him, Sheldon! We believe you. Be strong and get a PI on the case to find other victims.

603 days ago
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