LOS ANGELES (CN) – A bodyguard sued Elton John on Monday, claiming the pop star sexually battered him by trying to force his fingers up his butt and telling him, “Get your todger out.”
Jeffrey Wenninger sued Elton John in Superior Court, seeking punitive damages for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment.
He claims John has harassed and pawed him since he began working for the singer-songwriter in 2002, and that the attacks have escalated “in frequency and intensity” since 2010.
Wenninger graphically describes three alleged gropings in the 7-page lawsuit, which he says came on March 27, April 12 and April 16, all in 2014.
As he sat next to John in the singer’s car on the way from John’s house to Signature Aviation in Van Nuys, he says, John put his hand into his (Wenninger’s) pants, “while trying to force his fingers between plaintiff’s buttock cheeks, and attempting to grab plaintiff’s genitals both over and under his clothing.”
The lawsuit continues: “While engaging in this unwelcome and offensive touching and groping, defendant made statements to plaintiff including telling him to ‘Get your todger out’ and ‘Say hello to Uncle Elton.'”
On April 12, Wenninger says, John molested him in the car on the way from Signature Aviation to John’s home. He says this “unwelcome and offensive touching” included “forcing his hand down plaintiff’s shirt and twisting his nipples,” while telling him, “You gorgeous thing, you,” and “You have so many gay genes in you, they just haven’t met up yet.”
Four days later, he says, John made similar statements while he tried again “to force his fingers between plaintiff’s buttocks,” again on the way from home to Signature Aviation.
Wenninger is represented by Gregory W. Smith of Beverly Hills, who could not be reached for comment before office hours Tuesday.
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