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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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16.

Reg    

Sheldon looks like a gay Terrorist.

672 days ago
17.

Tiamat333    

This @$$ was crying cause he wanted more than $125,000. It's too late to restore your name cause you've already been exposed as a gold-digger.

672 days ago
18.

HumanNature    

OhWell


THE PARENTS OF JORDAN CHANDLER "NEVER" WENT TO POLICE BUT INSTEAD HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO EXTORT MONEY FROM MICHAEL JACKSON WITH A "LIE"!!!!


MAJORITY OF PARENTS WOULD HAVE CHOSE JAIL OR TOOK THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HAND!!!!!


JORDAN CHANDLER ACCUSE HIS OWN FATHER, EVAN CHANDLER OF ATTACKING HIM WITH A BARBELL, CHOKING AND SPRAYING HIM WITH MACE!!!!!!


"LIES" AND EXTORTION $$$$$$$$ GO HAND IN HAND!!!!

672 days ago
19.

Melissa1987    

If you were telling the truth and really wanted justice you would have gone to the police. Why is there no police report? I'm guessing he wants to try to get more money cause his lawyer took a huge chunk of his settlement money. That's what blood sucking ambulance chasers do.

672 days ago
20.

HumanNature    

Sheldon Stephens


WHY DIDN'T YOU CONTACT THE POLICE AT THE AGE OF 16 YRS OLD, IF THIS HAPPEN TO YOU??????

672 days ago
21.

SkinLikeVelvet    

My question is why didn't say anything when he was 16, 17, 18....He waited until he was 23....FOH

672 days ago
22.

RiceLover    

This guy is a douche bag, he obviously wants to give back the money so he can get interviews and tell his "story" to make more money and get some "fame"

672 days ago
23.

CasinoPImp    

Poor guy. Victims should never have to go through more torment. The perpetrator should, and worse.

672 days ago
24.

awesomewave    

Does this mean he'll undo the accusation for $250,000?

672 days ago
25.

Stella    

Cut the tears little man and move on to your next mistake.

672 days ago
26.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

It's a good thing we don't burn witches at the stake anymore--all it seems to take for some people is a weak accusation by a con artist and they believe and point their witch fingers without any evidence whatsoever.

This con artist went to Kevin's big name employer with his accusation, probably believing it would be his million dollar payday when Sesame Street would pay him off just to avoid any scandal. And that didn't happen.

672 days ago
27.

Truth    

DUMB F*CK!! THE CHIC DIDNT KNOW THE MEDIA WOULD BE ALL OVER THIS LIKE LINDSAY LOHAN ON CRACK. THAT'S WHY THE IDIOT IS RECANTING. THE GAAAY DUDE HAS BEEN READING TOO MUCH TMZ. TYPICAL GAAAY DUDE ACTING ALL LIKE A CHIC - JUST CANT MAKE UP HER MIND!! HYPOCRISY TO THE MAX. #TRUTH!!

672 days ago
28.

datruth    

In other words...I see an opportunity to extend my 15 minutes..

672 days ago
29.

Truth    

YEA..BUT IF THEY WERE BOTH 16YR OLD GAAAY TEENS THIS WOULDN'T EVEN BE A CASE. JUST LIKE WE SEEN THOUSANDS OF PREGGO TEEN CHICS EVERY YEAR AND 98.9% DON'T GO TO COURT. POINT BLANK!! #TRUTH!!

672 days ago
30.

concerned    

Maybe I signed to soon. There,s more money in the pot

672 days ago
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