LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — A decorated Los Angeles police captain has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Sir Elton John, alleging that the singer repeatedly groped him while he was working off duty on John's security detail.
According to ABC News, the lawsuit filed by Capt. Jeffrey Wenninger levels allegations of groping, and sexually suggestive comments from John while Wenninger was employed in his off-duty hours through a private security company that contracted with John.
"The unwelcome touching of plaintiff by (John) occurred on many other occasions over the span of several years since plaintiff began his employment in 2002, escalating in frequency and intensity after 2010," the lawsuit states. "At no time did plaintiff consent to defendant Elton John touching him in this offensive manner, or in any other manner."
Orin Snyder, an attorney for John's Rocket Entertainment Group, denied the allegations to ABC.
"This baseless lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment," Snyder said in a statement. "These claims are patently untrue and contradicted by numerous previous statements made by this plaintiff." – Staff Writers