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Did Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash Pay His Accuser $125,000 and Demand a Retraction?


Last week, a man accused Elmo puppeteer KEVIN CLASH of having sex with him when he was only 16, then quickly took it all back.  TMZ reported that Clash and his accuser had been in settlement talks shortly before the retraction.

And now, they're saying that Clash DID pay the guy $125,000.  But there was one condition:  The man's attorneys had to release the following statement:  "[The accuser] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship."  Which is EXACTLY the statement they released.

So-called "sources" say the accuser still claims privately that he WAS underage during his relationship with Clash, and that he was CRYING during final negotiations and repeatedly saying he didn't want to sign.