WTF over! From New York Post:
The man who accused Elmo’s puppeteer of sexual misconduct reportedly wants to recant his recantation.
Sheldon Stephens, 24, last week withdrew sensational claims that, as an underage teen, he had a wild fling with Kevin Clash, the voice behind the beloved Muppet Elmo.
Now Stephens is interviewing lawyers in hopes of ripping up the $125,000 deal he reached with Clash, 52, to deny there was any illegal sex, according to TMZ.
Stephens’ Pennsylvania lawyers last week released a statement on his behalf, absolving Clash of any wrongdoing: “He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.”
However, Stephens now wants to return to his previous position,
You tell me and we will both know.
I conclude that Sheldon Stephens is a liar. Which one of his statements is truthful is open to question.
However, I suspect that Kevin Clash to did not consent to pay one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars to cover-up a consensual adult relationship. That said, Stephens have shown himself to be a liar. Therefore he should not hold his breath waiting for a bigger paycheck.
Addendum: It keeps getting stranger, from WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY:
Sesame Workshop says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from “Sesame Street” in the wake of allegations that he had sex with an under-aged youth.
Last week a man accused Clash of having sex with him when he was a teenage boy, a charge Clash denied. A day later, the man recanted his charge. A lawsuit by a second accuser was filed Tuesday, according to attorney Cecil Singleton.
At least Sesame Street is not going the Penn State route. Clash paid cash. There had to be a reason.
The question becomes, who did Elmo tickle and when did he tickle them?