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Thursday 22 February 2018

Sir Elton John sued for sexual harassment by off-duty officer

Sir Elton John faces a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment
Sir Elton John faces a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment

A Los Angeles police captain is suing Sir Elton John, claiming he was repeatedly groped by the singer while he was working off-duty on the Grammy winner's security detail.

The lawsuit by Captain Jeffrey Wenninger alleges the groping and sexually suggestive comments by Sir Elton occurred in early 2014.

Orin Snyder, a lawyer for the singer's Rocket Entertainment Group, called the lawsuit baseless and accused the officer of trying to "extract an undeserved payment".

Wenninger was working off-duty through a private company that he also is suing, alleging he was improperly removed from working with Sir Elton in September 2014.

Wenninger's lawyer Marla A Brown refused to address why her client would be seeking work after the alleged incidents occurred.

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