Everything that looks good may not be good for you. Your first look at "BQ Sex Siren Realness" Sheldon Stephens, the 24-year-old Pennsylvania man who falsely accused Elmo Puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with him when he was underage. Stephens is described an aspiring model with "multiple arrests", according to The Smoking Gun.
[Stephens] is a struggling model/actor who was once arrested for the knifepoint robbery of $250,000 in jewelry from a music manager for whom he interned. It is unclear how Stephens, who once lived in New York City, met Clash, who resides on Manhattan’s West Side. A friend of Stephens said that he "attracts these high-powered men," but that the model wannabe was a "God-fearing guy" and "not just a pretty boy."
Online searches turned up dozens of modeling-type photos of Stephens, who often uses the name “Sheldon Xzavier.” However, there is no evidence that the 5’ 10” Harrisburg resident has met with any success as a model or actor. ... He also has a page on the Xtube porn site, but it appears inactive.
Stephens reportedly has been arrested several times. The most serious criminal charges were filed in September 2009 "when he was arrested at the Harrisburg airport after stepping off a flight from Los Angeles." At the time, he was sporting a white gold necklace and rdiamond ring that a Los Angeles music manager claimed Stephens took from him at knifepoint. Stephens told cops the $250,000 in jewelry was a gift. The case was eventually dismissed.
Stephens made a number of unsubstantiated claims against Clash that were published Monday on the gossip web site TMZ. Stephens reportedly contacted Clash’s employers at “Sesame Street” to claim he had sex with Clash when he was 16 years old.
The claims caused an avalanche of bad publicity. The 52-year-old Clash was forced to take a leave of absence from the iconic children's television show. Stephens recanted on Tuesday and said "his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship."
Another photo of Stephens AFTER THE JUMP ...
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