Elmo's accuser wants to recant his previous recantation to save his credibility

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11.19.12 28 Comments

Last week, 23-year-old Shelden Stephens (only recently identified) came forward to accuse Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having a sexual relationship with him back when Stephens was 16. But then Stephens recanted his story, saying the affair occurred when they were both adults, with TMZ reporting that Clash had settled with him for $125 grand (a story as old as time). Well now, Stephens says he was pressured into settling and will gladly forfeit the money so long as it ensures that the truth is out there. Relax, Mulder, I think we all know what happened already.

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. [TMZ]

I’d like to see Arnold Schwarzenegger play this guy in the movie adaptation. “Hey, Clash, remember when I said I lied? I lied.” (*drops $125K off cliff*)

I used to think it would be awesome to be gay because you wouldn’t have to deal with women and their fickleness and their constantly-changing moods, and them bringing up something you did five years ago every time you get in an argument. Now I’m starting to wonder if the only real selling point is all the butt sex.

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