Elton John’s request to appeal denied

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com June 07 2001 11:00 PM ET

E! Online reports that gay entertainer Elton John’s request to appeal the $19.5 million claim against his former financial managers has been denied. The initial claim was dismissed last April, and Judge Andrew Ferris rejected the bid for appeal, stating that he doubted there would be “any real prospect of success.” It’s not the end of the yellow brick road, though; the flamboyant pop star can still file a petition to London’s court of appeals.