Man claims that singer twisted his nipples and tried “to force his fingers between Plaintiff’s buttock cheeks”
Elton John‘s security guard wasn’t feeling the love when the “Tiny Dancer” singer allegedly fondled him, and now he’s suing John for sexual harassment.
John was slapped with a lawsuit on Monday by Jeffrey Wenninger, who claims that the singer fondled him and attempted to touch his genitals when Wenninger was working as a personal security guard for him.
According to the suit, Wenninger was a passenger with John in March 2014, when John “touched Plaintiff by placing his hand in Plaintiff’s pants, next to Plaintiff’s body, while trying to force his fingers between Plaintiff’s buttock cheeks, and attempting to grab Plaintiff’s genitals both over and under his clothing.”
While doing so, the suit alleges, John “made statements to Plaintiff including telling him, ‘Get your todger out’ and ‘Say hello to Uncle Elton.'”
The suit goes on to claim that, during an April 2014 incident, John twisted Wenninger’s nipples and told him, “You have so many gay genes in you, they just haven’t met up yet.”
A spokeswoman for John has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The suit goes on to claim that the “unwelcome touching” took place “on many other occasions.”
As a result, the suit claims, Wenninger suffered “physical, mental and emotional injuries, pain, distress, suffering, anguish, fright, nervousness, grief, anxiety, worry, shame, mortification, injured feelings, shock, humiliation and indignity, as well as other unpleasant physical, mental and emotional reactions, damages to reputation and other non-economic damages.”
Wenninger also says he has suffered loss of wages and income as well as other economic damages.
Alleging battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment, the lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.