Unfortunately for Elton John, some headlines have been associated to his name lately. So, the popular singer has been targeted by quite a shocking lawsuit. The lawsuit was actually filed against the famous musician by his former bodyguard. The bodyguard claimed that the musician sexually harassed him. According to the lawsuit, the former bodyguard, Jeffrey Wenninger, worked for the star until 2014.
So, the lawsuit papers were filed in Los Angeles, California, court. The papers indicated that Elton John grabbed the genitals of his bodyguard on multiple occasions. The lawsuit revealed that there were at least three such incidents recorded during the time when Wenninger worked for Elton John. The lawsuit papers are quite descriptive with regard to these incidents.
On one occasion, for instance, Elton John was accused of twisting the bodyguard’s nipples, before saying that “You have so many gay genes in you, they just haven’t met up yet.” The lawsuit also said that Sir Elton verbally and physically harassed him, engaging in immoral actions. “At no time did [the] plaintiff consent to defendant Elton John touching him in this offensive manner, or in any other manner,” the lawsuit indicated.
As imagined, Elton John denied all these allegations made by his former bodyguard against him. So, an attorney for the popular singer dismissed the claims risen in court. “This baseless lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment,” the attorney’s statement said. “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,” it went on to add.
Jeffrey Wenninger worked for Elton John for no less than 12 years. He started working for the star in 2002 and was employed by John until 2014. It remains unclear why Wenninger did not file the lawsuit sooner if the abuse had been going for so long. The man said that after 2010, Elton John’s sexual comments increased and the harassment became worse. Elton John is currently married and has two children.