Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, agreed to pay his accuser $125,000, under one condition - that Sheldon Stephens retract the allegation that he was underage.
Stephens alleged he was only 16 when Clash began an affair with him. Clash admits an affair, but insists it started when Stephens, now 23, was an adult.
Stephens recanted his allegation days later, but only after a secret settlement was struck between the two parties. Under the terms of the settlement: