Kevin Clash (Voice of Elmo) Pays Accuser 125 Thousand Dollars to Recant Testimony of Sex Abuse

Sources say alleged victim was paid off and told to remain mute about the incident in the future.


Kevin Clash’ Accuser Was paid 125 Thousand Dollars to stay mute about sex abuse allegations. 



$125,000 Settlement 


Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo — agreed to pay his accuser $125,000, with one string attached — that the accuser recant his story that Clash had sex with him when he was a

It is not yet clear what Sesame Streets involvement in the settlement was or how they intend to proceed with Clash; employment.



The Victim 

Sheldon Stephens alleged he was only 16 when Clash began a sexual affair with him. Clash has acknowledged an affair, but insists it started when Stephens — now 23 — was an adult.


Stephens Not Happy About Being Silenced 

Multiple sources say that..    hours before Stephens recanted his underage sex allegation, a settlement was struck between the two parties.  Under the terms of the settlement, Clash agreed to pay Stephens 125k.  But the settlement then 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.'”

If you suspect child abuse or something just doesn’t seem right, it’s you responsibility to report it. Or if you are a victim or have been a victim of child sexual abuse, it’s never too late to report it!

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.



One source privy to the negotiations tells … Stephens was crying during final negotiations and repeatedly insisted he didn’t want to sign.

We contacted Clash’s lawyer, but he had no comment.




Time will tell if this will tarnish the shows reputation