Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Elton John: The Bodyguard

SIR Elton John is being sued by a former security guard who claims the singer groped him while saying: “Get your todger out.”

Jeffrey Wenninger, 49, says Elton forced himself on him during car journeys and grabbed his genitals and buttocks.

Court papers also allege the Rocket Man singer said “Say hello to Uncle Elton” while molesting Mr Wenninger.

He allegedly twisted his nipples and told him he had “gay genes”. The papers, filed in LA on Monday, give three graphic accounts of claims Sir Elton groped Mr Wenninger inside and over his clothes in 2014.

The bodyguard, also a Los Angeles cop, says he was abused by the star over several years dating back to 2002 when he started work for him.

Suing Elton for sexual harassment and battery, Mr Wenninger says he continues to suffer “extreme pain and mental anguish to his mind and body”.

He is also claiming compensation for damage to his reputation, health expenses and loss of income from Elton — who has two sons Zachary, five, and Elijah, three, with husband David Furnish.

The bodyguard is suing the chart-topper and 50 unnamed people who work for him.

While no figure has been mentioned, Mr Wenninger wants a sum decided at a trial where he says he will provide proof of his claims...

I bet The Sun had to think very carefully about covering this story.

Though they miss an important detail pointed out in The Guardian; 'Marla Brown, a lawyer acting for the officer, refused to address why her client would be seeking work after the alleged incidents occurred.' 

PS In a later Sun story, Sharon Osbourne says Wennninger is a 'nutter';"Really, you're not his type dear. Have looked in the mirror? He could get much better than you... heinous face." 

And note this more cautious wording... 

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