Accuser of Voice Of Elmo Wants to Recant Statement
It seems that when the name Sheldon Stephens, the accuser who is trying to take down Elmo, is heard, the media cringes. He has been trying to get his 15 minutes of fame for a while now. Ever since the story that Kevin Clash, the voice of the beloved character Elmo, has sex with Stephens, as Stephens claims, was when he was a minor, the story has just gotten bigger and more drawn out. Turns out now, Stephens is saying that he was pressured in settling and wants to undo the settlement he made.
It is always a sad day when a character’s voice is changed on a show or movie and this is no different. Stephens agreed to receive $125,000 for his quite on the matter and also an official apology from Stephens. However, this is not what he wanted. He will be giving the money back to Clash and wants to restore his name. The drama between these two is like the Michael Jackson trials all over again it seems. With the settlement agreed upon, one might conclude that this is all that is required. However, there is going to be people looking into this to see if Stephens has a case or not.
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The justice system has always been a screwy thing in America, but there is always something good that comes out of it. People are saying that Stephens needs to drop this because he has already been painted as the man who wants to kill Elmo. The fact that Stephens says that he was “pressured” into signing the agreement is ridiculous. In all court dealings, if someone says that they don’t want to sign, then they don’t. It is more like that he took the settlement and then talked to someone who told him that he could get millions. It is plain old greed creeping up.
It seems to everyone that Stephens is in all this for the fame and the potential payday it will bring. Molestation charges against a celebrity are more than $125,000 for sure. That is all Clash must have had in his wallet at the time. Many are questioning still whether or not this story that has been going on is actually true or not. With so many things going on, it would seem that Stephens is the criminal here trying to extort money from Clash. However, time will tell and the truth will come out eventually. It has been a week so far of this drama. When will it end?
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