Elton John's Representatives Deny Groping
Representatives for Elton John have denied allegations he sexually harassed a former security guard.
The British singer is being sued by Jeffrey Wenninger, who claims he was groped by John on several occasions while he was employed as a security guard in 2014.
Orin Snyder, a lawyer for John's Rocket Entertainment Group, has issued a statement strongly denying the claims and accusing Wenninger making the story up to score money.
"This baseless lawsuit is brought by a disgruntled former security officer seeking to extract an undeserved payment," he tells Digitalspy.com.
"These claims are patently untrue and contradicted by numerous previous statements made by this plaintiff. We will not give into his latest abuse of the legal system."
In the lawsuit, Wenninger describes three separate incidents in 2014 when he was allegedly harassed by John.
He accuses the singer of putting his hands down the security guard's pants and attempting to grab his genitals and put his finger between his bum cheeks.
The singer allegedly told him to "Get your todger out", which is British slang for penis, and to "say hello to Uncle Elton".
On another occasion, John allegedly twisted Wenninger's nipples and said, "You gorgeous thing, you."
The former employee claims he tried to resist the singer verbally and physically, but his attempts did not work, according to TMZ.com.
Wenninger, who stopped working for John in September, 2014, is suing for sexual harassment and battery.