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Sheldon Stephens, the man who accused Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, of having sex with him while he was underage, says he was coerced into recanting.

He's meeting with lawyers to "undo the settlement" with the puppeteer, TMZ reports.

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Clash and Sheldon Stephens entered into a settlement in which Clash agreed to pay him $125,000, but in return the agreement came with one condition.

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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.

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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:

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Kevin Clash is off the hook.

The Sesame Street star - who voices Elmo and was forced to take a leave of absence after a man came forward and said he had an illegal relationship with Clash when the actor was 45 and he was 16 - is no longer under investigation because his accuser has recanted his story.

Kevin Clash and Elmo

An attorney for the accuser released a statement this afternoon that changes his client's original stance to agree with that of Clash's: yes, there was a relationship.

But, no, it did not violate any laws.

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Kevin Clash says he is gay and has never tried to hide that, and indeed was involved a relationship with the younger man accusing him of inappropriate sexual behavior.

Kevin Clash, Elmo

The voice of Sesame Street's beloved Elmo says the accuser was over 18, however, not underage as he has alleged. Clash took a leave of absence Monday.

Kevin Clash, who's performed as Elmo for 27 years, is 52. He admits he had "a relationship with the [now 23-year-old] accuser," but not an illegal one.

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Kevin Clash, the beloved voice of Elmo on Sesame Street, has taken a leave of absence from the show after being accused of having sex with a teenage boy.

Clash adamantly denies the allegations.

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Sesame Workshop recently met with a 23-year-old man who claims he and Clash had a sexual relationship seven years ago - when he was 16 and Clash was 45.

Kevin Clash acknowledged to TMZ that he had a relationship with the young man, but insists it only took place after the accuser was a legal adult.

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