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Elton John sexual harassment case dismissed

Bobby Rae November 18, 2016
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Music sensation, Elton John, has had a sexual harassment case against him dropped.

Jeffrey Wenninger accused the ‘Candle in the Wind’ star of three separate incidents, all of which took place in 2014.

In one incident, Mr Wenninger alleged that Sir Elton put his hand down his trousers and also tried to put his fingers between his buttocks.

It was also alleged 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 accused Sir Elton of battery.

Although only three incidents were claimed against the Oscar winner, Mr Wenninger’s legal team say similar acts occurred in “escalating frequency and intensity” from 2010.

They added that Mr Wenninger attempted to physically and verbally resist, but this didn’t stop Sir Elton.

However, this week TMZ reported the former bodyguard’s lawyers requested the case be dismissed with some suggesting a settlement may have been reached.

Court papers stated Mr Wenninger was seeking damages for “being placed in fear for his physical well-being” and added he “suffered and continues to suffer extreme pain and mental anguish to his mind and body”.

Sir Elton never responded to the accusations.

Related topics: bodyguard, Elton John, sexual harassment, US

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