Elton John Sued for Sexual Harassment by Former Security Guard

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Elton John performs live on the Sunset Strip, on Feb. 27, 2016, as a thank you to the City of West Hollywood for their support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AOL)

Elton John is being sued for sexual battery and harassment by a Los Angeles Police Department Medal of Valor recipient who worked for several years as an off-duty security guard for the singer.

The lawsuit, filed Monday, alleges that from 2002 to September 2014, John inappropriately touched Jeffrey Wenninger on multiple occasions and made sexually suggestive comments, with the incidents “escalating in frequency and intensity after 2010.”

Orin Snyder, an attorney for John’s Rocket Entertainment Group, called the lawsuit “baseless” and Wenninger “disgruntled” in a statement issued Tuesday.

“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,” the attorney stated.

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