Elton John Sued By Security Guard For Alleged Groping And Sexual Harassment
Elton John is being sued by a former security guard for alleged groping and sexual harassment.
In a new lawsuit, former bodyguard Jeffrey Wenninger claims John attempted to touch his genitals on numerous occasions. He says three incidents allegedly occurred in 2014. In once instance, Wenninger alleges the singer put his hands in his pants and tried to touch his genitals while they were in a car together.
According to the suit, John told Wenninger to “get your todger out,” which is British slang for penis, and then told him to “say hello to Uncle Elton.” Wenninger also claims that on one occasion, the singer allegedly twisted his nipples and said to him, “You gorgeous thing, you.” Wenninger claims he repeatedly attempted to physically and verbally resist the singer’s alleged advances, but that John always persisted.
Wenninger further alleges there were several other incidents of harassment from the singer while he was employed by John. He stopped working for the Grammy winner in 2014, and is now is suing for sexual harassment and battery. The lawsuit was first reported by TMZ. John, who is openly gay, is married to longtime partner David Furnish, with whom he has two sons. Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for the singer for comment on the allegations.
UPDATE: In a statement furnished to Gossip Cop, Orin Snyder, the attorney for John’s Rocket Entertainment Group, says, “This baseless lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment. These claims are patently untrue and contradicted by numerous previous statements made by this plaintiff. We will not give into his latest abuse of the legal system.”