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Elton John's ex-wife sues him for £3m for breach of agreement

Renate Blauel and the music icon married in 1984 during the time Blauel was working as a sound engineer for Elton John. 30 years after their amicable divorce Blauel claims the musician is violating their agreement. More information in the article.

  • Elton John published an autobiography in 2019. Renate Blauel says some parts "seriously misrepresented the nature of their relationship".
  • The musician agreed to take out a few passages before publishing and in total Blauel appears on 8 pages.
  • The songwriter is hurt by Blauel's claim.

Blauel's lawyer says the sound engineer is particularly upset by her portrayal in the film Rocketman. She claims Sir Elton ignored his promise to keep their marriage private. Their marriage in the film takes up just a few minutes but Blauel says she was not consulted.

"In her mind, the film seeks to portray their marriage as a sham, which she wholeheartedly disputes and considers a false and disrespectful portrayal of their time together" said her lawyer.

Elton John and Renate Blauel married in 1984

In Elton John's memoir the singer describes Renate positively, as "someone I couldn't fault in any way". Her lawyer says that any monetary claim is secondary and that it would only cover for damages caused by the breaches in their agreement.

Blauel filed for an injunction last month. Sir Elton's team filed a response this week where the musician denies any breaches or causing Ms Blauel any "psychological harm".

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