Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, reportedly paid his accuser $125,000 to recant underage sexual allegations.

According to celebrity website, Clash agreed to pay 24-year-old Sheldon Stephens, an aspiring actor/model with a troubled past, $125,000 on the condition that he withdraw allegations that he and Clash had a sexual relationship when Stephens was 16 years old. broke the story on Monday. Stephens made his retraction the following day.

A settlement struck between the parties reads: “Stephens agrees that immediately upon execution of this Agreement, his counsel, Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., shall release the [following] statement … 'He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.”

According to The Smoking Gun, Stephens' past includes multiple arrests, the most serious of which took place in 2009 when he was accused of stealing $250,000 worth of jewelry from Los Angeles music manager Darian Pollard. Police arrested Stephens in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania airport wearing a white gold necklace and a ring. Stephens told cops the jewelry was a gift. Pollard told police that he was robbed at knifepoint. The charges were eventually dismissed, and a friend called the incident a simple “misunderstanding.”

According to The New York Times, Clash had not previously publicly acknowledged that he is gay.