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Elton John Singer sued for sexual harassment by former employee

The singer’s former personal security guard worked for him from roughly 2002-2014, and in that time suffered sexual harassment and battery in southern California, according to court documents.

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According to the employee, Jeffrey Wenninger, the singer 'touched' him on several occasions since his employment began in the year 2002, escalating with time till it became quite intense after the year 2010.

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Representatives of the Sacrifice singer, 69, however called the lawsuit 'baseless.'

John Elton's lawyer, Orin Snyder said the lawsuit was “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.”

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According to the civil lawsuit, filed early in the week at a Los Angeles Superior Court, Wenninger worked as a security guard for Elton until about September 2014.

On three occasions in 2014, while riding in John’s Elton's vehicle, the singer introduced his hand in Wenninger’s pants, tried to grab his genitals, and put his hand down Wenninger’s shirt and twisted his nipples, the suit said.

The suit seeks damages for physical, emotional and mental distress as well as loss of wages, though the exact amount is unspecified.

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