Details have emerged about the man who falsely accused Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash of having an illegal sexual relationship with him.
Sheldon Stephens, a 24-year-old model and actor, has been revealed as the accuser, who said he slept with Clash when he was 16. He has since admitted lying about this.
Stephens has a history with law enforcement. In 2009 he was accused of stealing $250,000 worth of jewelry from a former boss at knife point after being fired by the boss.
Darian Pollard reported Stephens to the Beverly Hills Police Department, saying that Stephens had stolen a gold necklace with diamonds and a gold ring with diamonds, then flew back to his home in Pennsylvania.
Stephens was arrested at the airport in Pennsylvania, where he was found wearing the jewelry.
In addition, he plead guilty in May to reckless driving and was caught writing bad checks last year.
Stephens lives with his 48-year-old mother in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His mother also has a history of legal troubles.
This guy sickens me. He seems like a con artist who tried to use Clash’s position against him. What did he hope to gain out of making these terrible claims? All he did was drag Clash’s name through the mud.