John Lennon Steamy Affair With His Close Male Boss:Did John Lennon have a gay affair?

On April 28, 1963, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr jetted off on holiday to Santa Cruz, Tenerife, for a 12-day getaway. One member of the band was missing. At the same time, in a move that sparked major rumours of a scandalous affair, John Lennon accepted an offer from Brian Epstein to travel with him to Barcelona. Incredibly, John’s wife Cynthia had just given birth to their son Julian, but the star chose to leave his family and go with his friend “picking up boys.” By the time they came back from Spain, rumours were spreading that they were involved in a gay relationship.
In public comments, the star made light of what went on, but both his later wife, Yoko Ono, and a schoolfriend said there was much more to it.
Lennon himself said: “I watched Brian picking up the boys.
In his 1983 memoir, Shelton described how Lennon confessed: “Something did happen with him (Epstein) one night.”
The account is rather graphic, with Shelton saying Lennon told him: “What happened is that Eppy just kept on and on at me. Until one night I finally just pulled me trousers down.”
Shelton says Lennon offered Epstein sex but the other man apparently just wanted to “touch” him and they engaged in a minor sexual act.
Shelton explained that Lennon had felt sorry for Epstein and told him: “What harm did it do, then? No harm at all. The poor fucking bast**d, he can’t help the way he is.”
Indeed, many think Lennon actually was inspired to write the song Hide Your Love Away by Epstein’s life.
Later, Lennon publicly said: “It was almost a love affair, but not quite. It was never consummated. But it was a pretty intense relationship.”
McCartney has suggested, instead, that Lennon took the holiday as a power play, a way to make himself more important to Epstein than his bandmates.

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