Los Angeles: 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.
Last night, Orin Snyder a lawyer for Elton, said: “This baseless lawsuit is 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. We will not give into his latest abuse of the legal system.”
A lawsuit Mr Wenninger filed last year against the firm who hired him to work for Sir Elton is ongoing.
He says he was fired for blowing the whistle on his boss, cop James Carroll, for claiming overtime when he had been doing security work.
Mr Carroll resigned as a cop and when Mr Wenninger contacted him for security work for Elton in September 2014 he was refused. An LAPD spokeswoman said it is common for cops also to work for security firms.
Mr Wenninger’s lawyer Marla Brown last night refused to comment on why he was still seeking work with Sir Elton in September 2014 — after the alleged incidents.