Stephens is said to have been paid a $125,000 settlement in exchange for releasing the statement, “He [Stephens] wants it to be known that his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.”
But now Stephens wants to take it all back and is telling lawyers that he was pressured into recanting. He says he was telling the truth when he said he had sex with Clash when he was 16. Stephens says he will gladly forfeit the $125,000 to restore his name.
It seems like Stephens is saying this is a matter of principle which sounds a lot like code for, “I think I can get way more than $125,000 out of this.”