Elton John loses bid to keep sexual harassment case under cover
- Singer, 69, spent four months trying to keep case from being made public
- Ex-employee brought sexual harassment claim against him last August
- The case was settled out-of-court and all accusations were withdrawn
- But Court of Appeal dismissed Sir Elton's reporting restriction application
Internationally renowned singer and song writer Sir Elton John has lost a four-month legal battle to prevent the reporting of claims that he sexually harassed a male employee.
Sir Elton, 69, who strongly denied any wrongdoing, is understood to have paid the man a six-figure sum, with the sexual harassment claims subsequently withdrawn.
According to a Telegraph report, his former staff member has withdrawn claims of sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal against the singer, after reaching an out-of-court settlement.
According to the Sun on Sunday, the case against Sir Elton was launched last August and the singer then tried to block the paper reporting its details in December 2015.
Initial reports of Sir Elton’s alleged sexual harassment emerged in March, when a former bodyguard claimed that the singer told him to “get your todger out” and “say hello to Uncle Elton.”
Sir Elton, who has two children with husband David Furnish, also faced allegations of sexual harassment in the US earlier this year.
‘Sir Elton John is pleased that the former employee withdrew the claims in full and that the issue was settled in February this year.’