Elton John is being sued for sexual harassment
Music sensation, Elton John, is being sued by his former bodyguard for alleged sexual harassment.
Jeffrey Wenninger has accused the ‘Candle in the Wind’ star of three separate incidents, all of which took place in 2014.
In one incident, Mr Wenninger alleges that Sir Elton put his hand down his trousers and also that he tried to put his fingers between his buttocks.
It is also alleged that Sir Elton told his former bodyguard to “get your todger out” and “say hello to Uncle Elton”.
On another occasion, Mr Wenninger said that the 69-year-old singer allegedly groped him, twisted his nipple and said, “you have so many gay genes in you, they just haven’t met up yet.”
As well as sexual harassment, Mr Wenninger has also accused Sir Elton of battery and filed the case in Los Angeles.
Although only three incidents have been claimed against the Oscar winner, Mr Wenninger’s legal team say similar acts occurred in “escalating frequency and intensity” from 2010.
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They added that Mr Wenninger attempted to physically and verbally resist, but that this didn’t stop Sir Elton.
Court papers state that Mr Wenninger is seeking damages for “being placed in fear for his physical well-being’, adding that he ‘suffered and continues to suffer extreme pain and mental anguish to his mind and body”.
Sir Elton has yet to respond to the accusations.
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