The world was in danger of never hearing Elmo’s high-pitched laugh again (which really wasn’t a bad thing) when his puppeteer Kevin Clash was accused of pulling a Rob Lowe by getting it on with a 16-year-old boy eight years ago. Right before Sesame Street was about to make its debut on the National Sex Offender Registry, Kevin’s accuser took it all back and said that he was legal when he humped on Elmo’s voice. That was that until The Smoking Gun named names and showed faces.
TSG says that the dude who tried to smear Elmo’s good name is 24-year-old wannabe model/actor type Sheldon Stephens of Pennsylvania. The holidays at the Stephens house is going to be real fun this year, because one of Sheldon’s family members gave his ass up to TSG. The family member said that they don’t know how Sheldon met Kevin, but he lived in NYC for a little bit and has always attracted “high-powered men.” High-powered men?! Bitch, Kevin Clash is the voice of Elmo and he might have the power to tell you that today’s episode is brought to you by the letter A, but that’s about it. Bitch is acting like Sheldon got it on with the Director of the CIA or something.
Yesterday, TMZ hinted that Kevin’s lawyer and Sheldon’s lawyer spent the afternoon in settlement negotiations and that a stack of hush money was on the table, but TSG doesn’t think this happened. Sheldon’s law firm dumped him early yesterday and issued a statement saying that they don’t represent him anymore.
Sheldon also has a short history of trying to grift a bitch. Since 2009, Sheldon has been arrested for trying to pass a bad check, reckless driving and robbing a music manager at knifepoint. Music manager Darian Pollard accused Sheldon of snatching a $250,000 diamond necklace from him. Sheldon faced two felony charges for that act of thievery, but the charges were never filed. When TSG asked Darian Pollard about it, he said it was all just a misunderstanding.
We probably won’t ever know what really went down between Sheldon and Elmo’s vocal cords, but we do know that his ass still got paid. TMZ probably paid Sheldon for his story and Kevin Clash might’ve paid him to go away. Now that Sheldon has a little money in his wallet, he should use some to buy a lifetime supply of NADS, because flashing pit stubble in your modeling pic is not a good look. Sheldon should also use some of that money to pay a tattoo artist to tattoo four stool legs under his right nipple. Because right now it looks like she’s shitting out his nipple.