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Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Pays His Accuser Six Figures to Recant Story: Report

It turns out the the letter "C" also stands for "complicated," which can describe the latest developments of the Kevin Clash story.

The puppeteer for Sesame Street's Elmo reportedly has agreed to pay $125,000 to his accuser, Sheldon Stephens, under the condition that Sheldon recant his claim that the two had sex while he was a minor, according to TMZ.

Kevin has acknowledged having an affair with Sheldon, but claims it began when Sheldon, now 23, was already an adult. Kevin has been placed on leave from Sesame Street.

TMZ claims that Sheldon was "pressured into signing the settlement," and that Sheldon "was crying during final negotiations and repeatedly insisted he didn't want to sign."

Kevin's lawyer apparently had no comment.

Source: TMZ

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11.18.2012 / 02:59 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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