You might have seen the claim from Sir Elton John’s former bodyguard, Jeffrey Wenninger, who accused the singer of sexual harassment on three separate occasions.
These accusations from Jeffrey came to light in a new lawsuit, where he alleged that Sir Elton had put his hand down his trousers, attempted to put his fingers between his buttocks, and also that Sir Elton told Jeffrey to “get your todger out” and “say hello to Uncle Elton”.
The former bodyguard is also alleging that Sir Elton groped him, twisted his nipple and said, “you have so many gay genes in you, they just haven’t met up yet.” Jeffrey is also accusing the music legend of battery.
The court papers for his original accusations state that Jeffrey is seeking damages due to “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.”
After a period of silence, there has now been an official response from Sir Elton’s lawyers, where lawsuit was called “baseless” and alleged that Jeffrey is only after Elton’s money.
His lawyers’ statement reads: “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 in to his latest abuse of the legal system.”
Sadly there is currently no clarification on what the “numerous previous statements” are, so we will simply have to wait and see. One thing that may work in Jeffrey’s favour is that he received the LAPD’s Medal of Valor in 2007 in recognition of his actions 11 years prior, when he and 12 other officers helped rescue more than 80 people from a burning building.