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‘Reopen Sesame sex suit’: Accuser wants to undo Elmo deal
New York Post ^ | 11/20/12 | David K. Li

Posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:22 AM PST by gridlock

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.

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(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ageofconsent; ageofconsentlaws; bigbird; buggermeelmo; cultureofcorruption; elmo; homosexualagenda; kevinclash; lavendermafia; manboylove; nothingtoseehere; pinkjournalism; raperape; sesamestreet; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren; statutoryrape
Looks like Elmo's defense against the accusation that he was a 45-year-old man having sex with a 16-year-old boy by saying he was a 46-year-old man having sex with a 17-year-old boy may not be true.

My question is, at what age did Clash start grooming Stevens for this eventual relationship?

1 posted on 11/20/2012 5:52:32 AM PST by gridlock
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To: gridlock

Didn’t B. Half-fast Obama run in part on a support Sesame Steeet platform? Is this what he supported or was it just Big Bird?


2 posted on 11/20/2012 5:56:09 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: gridlock

I didn’t know that a witness or victim in a criminal trial could be legally paid off.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 6:00:08 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: gridlock

I noticed that only the recant made the news.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 6:02:42 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: gridlock

Hell hath no fury like a Muppet scorned.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 6:10:38 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: gridlock
so was the guy who played Elmo a homosexual child molester?
6 posted on 11/20/2012 6:10:58 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Uncle Chip
I didn’t know that a witness or victim in a criminal trial could be legally paid off.

Michael Jackson did it.

7 posted on 11/20/2012 6:13:03 AM PST by Graybeard58 (What G.O.P.e. candidate is in store for us in 2016?)
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To: Uncle Chip

I read the VICTIM was crying as he was signing, saying he didn’t want to sign. Seems to me he was pressured into signing. Was he scared?

So, how many billions of dollars does Elmo bring into SS every year?

The truth needs to come out.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 6:13:37 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: AppyPappy

weird how homosexual child molesters seem to never make the news most of the time, and when they do they leave out many facts of the child molester.

Very weird, one would think the left , sorry the media I mean are doing it on purpose


9 posted on 11/20/2012 6:14:29 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

They most often are.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 6:15:35 AM PST by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Uncle Chip

Jurors cost more and Judges are very expensive.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 6:17:43 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

remember the Catholic church?

I was up in Boston at that time working and every day on their local news it was called crisis in the church.
Not once did they ever point out that it was boys who were raped and violated and that it were men doing this.

Now that makes those men, disgusting sick perverted child molesters but it also makes them homosexuals and not once did the media ever point out that or have a title saying, “crisis in the homosexual community”


12 posted on 11/20/2012 6:21:26 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Graybeard58

The key word here is “legally”.

I know MJ did it behind the scenes under the table out of public view but in this case the witness victim is publicly stating that he was paid off.

This is a criminal matter not a civil trial.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 6:21:30 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: billorites
Hell hath no fury like a Muppet scorned.

LMFAO!

14 posted on 11/20/2012 6:28:09 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Uncle Chip

Yes, I don’t see how any confidentiality agreement or recantation he might have signed has any bearing if he is called to testify in a criminal trial. Unless Elmo and the accuser got married, he could be compelled to testify.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 6:29:57 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: muir_redwoods; Revolting cat!

Obama doesn’t consider this to be legitimate rape. Besides, he wasn’t punished with a baby.


16 posted on 11/20/2012 6:31:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Uncle Chip

Eight years after the fact? Not much evidence left of the act by now. Just the word of the two parties involved.

And a ‘statutory’ rape at that since the affair was apparently consensual and last more than one day.

The ‘kid’ sounds like a jiltded lover seeking revenge.

I wonder how many days this fight is actually over.

Was he 16 and 364 days old?
Or 17 years and1 day old?


17 posted on 11/20/2012 6:37:17 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Uncle Chip

Eight years after the fact? Not much evidence left of the act by now. Just the word of the two parties involved.

And a ‘statutory’ rape at that since the affair was apparently consensual and last more than one day.

The ‘kid’ sounds like a jiltded lover seeking revenge.

I wonder how many days this fight is actually over.

Was he 16 and 364 days old?
Or 17 years and1 day old?


18 posted on 11/20/2012 6:37:17 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Uncle Chip

Eight years after the fact? Not much evidence left of the act by now. Just the word of the two parties involved.

And a ‘statutory’ rape at that since the affair was apparently consensual and last more than one day.

The ‘kid’ sounds like a jiltded lover seeking revenge.

I wonder how many days this fight is actually over.

Was he 16 and 364 days old?
Or 17 years and1 day old?


19 posted on 11/20/2012 6:37:17 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: gridlock

When is the million big bird march for the molester?

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.


20 posted on 11/20/2012 6:37:30 AM PST by PGalt
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Nothing to see here its just about underage sex and NAMBAL quasi-goobermint employees with an urge. Move along.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 6:46:12 AM PST by Gasshog
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Your #18 made it to my Comment Page before #17.

How did you do that???


22 posted on 11/20/2012 6:46:17 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: gridlock

This type of thing won’t be a problem once they lower the age of consent to 12.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 6:57:42 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Boogieman
Unless Elmo and the accuser got married, he could be compelled to testify.

Interesting thought here:

If a minor was subjected to criminally conducted sodomy, then later as an adult "married" the perpetrator (under the change of definition in some states), would this "partner" be prohibited from testifying against the perpetrator, as the wife in a traditional marriage would not be permitted to testify against her husband? Especially, if the couple were "united" in a same-gender marriage state, but now living in a state where same-gender mutual gratification was not seen as a marriage but as sodomy?

Hmmmmmm.

24 posted on 11/20/2012 7:01:11 AM PST by imardmd1
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To: imardmd1

Well, I don’t think they are prohibited from testifying (it certainly doesn’t work like that in divorce court), they just can’t be compelled to testify against their spouse. If they want to testify, they are still free to do so.

As for the gay marriage issue, I believe that, according to DOMA, a state doesn’t have to honor gay marriages performed in other state, if they contravene the first state’s laws. So, I think that would probably apply to the ramifications of testifying in court also.


25 posted on 11/20/2012 7:28:14 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: gridlock; All

breaking from TMZ—Clash RESIGNS

http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/20/voice-of-elmo-kevin-clash-resigns-sesame-street/

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, has resigned from Sesame Street ... in the immediate wake of a new lawsuit accusing him of having sex with an underage boy — the second such allegation in 2 weeks.

TMZ broke the story ... Clash is being sued by Cecil Singleton, who claims he met Kevin in a gay phone chat back in ‘93 ... when he was 15 and Clash was 32.

Sesame Workshop says, “Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street. This is a sad day for Sesame Street.”

Sesame Workshop had previously told TMZ, “Elmo is bigger than any one person.” That was in response to the initial underage sex accusation from Sheldon Stephens.

As TMZ previously reported ... Stephens signed a $125,000 settlement with Clash, but has since expressed regret over signing the deal which required him to recant his claim.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2CmYCCbqi


26 posted on 11/20/2012 8:49:48 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

>>has resigned

Translation: Fired?


27 posted on 11/20/2012 8:51:31 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: a fool in paradise

Waiting for the commies who feigned outrage over Petraeus to say “It’s only sex...move along...in 3...2...1!


28 posted on 11/20/2012 8:51:37 AM PST by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: raccoonradio

Sesame Street’s salute to bathrooms: Brought to you by the letter P and the number 2.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 8:53:44 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Uncle Chip

Michael Jackson, first go ‘round.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 9:53:23 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Boogieman
As for the gay marriage issue, I believe that, according to DOMA, a state doesn’t have to honor gay marriages performed in other state, if they contravene the first state’s laws.

Again, I'm not a lawyer, so you may be right. But since that whole thing is dynamic, what will "settled law" in it be? I hate to think of the ways it could be twisted.

Thanks ---

31 posted on 11/20/2012 11:17:24 AM PST by imardmd1
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To: gridlock

Harvey Milk is a hero to the left for having ongoing sex with a 16 year old boy.

Why is Elmo fretting?


32 posted on 11/20/2012 12:51:06 PM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: gridlock

well tickle me surprized... not.

i guess his love for children pushed him a little too close...

sesame street cellblock c

coming next fall.

t


33 posted on 11/21/2012 5:37:26 AM PST by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: imardmd1; Boogieman

DOMA aside, their is a clause in the Constitution itself - name of it escapes me for now - that means states don’t have to recognize laws from other states on any issue not just gay marriage IF those laws conflict with their own states laws and legal precedents.

As to DOMA, I thought it was a law that stated the FEDERAL legal position on marriage as it applies to any federal issue and did not attempt to legislate for states on the issue.

Obama refuses to defend DOMA in any lawsuit in the courts where it is an issue, so right now DOMA is defenseless. Yes it still on the books but the regime through its precepts under the bus...


34 posted on 11/21/2012 12:33:43 PM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: imardmd1; Boogieman

OK the clause I’m thinking of is Full Faith and Credit, and it’s not the words of the clause that exempt states from having to recognize gay marriage it’s the INTERPRETATION of the clause which has been that marriages and other civil proceedings are not binding on states whose public policy is in conflict with for example recognizing gay marriages, divorces etc.

I didn’t know what DOMA referenced on that issue and in regard to the states’ rolls, but whatever it says, there is a legal precedent going way back that finds an exception under Full Faith and Credit for such issues as gay marriage...which is not dependent on DOMA.


35 posted on 11/21/2012 12:45:35 PM PST by txrangerette ("hold to the truth...speak without fear". (Glenn Beck))
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To: txrangerette

Thanks again on this issue. But all I see is the gates of Hell being opened up, to blot out standards of decency being required in community behavior. What a stain of sinful behavior is evidenced in the moral character of those trusted with the development of the souls of little children! Pfaagh!


36 posted on 11/21/2012 2:50:19 PM PST by imardmd1
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