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Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen allegedly grabbed a woman’s breast on a British Airways flight after drinking and taking sleeping pills, a court has heard.
The 31-year-old Ryder Cup winner also allegedly pushed a cabin crew member and urinated on the seat of a first-class passenger on the plane from Nashville to London Heathrow.
He was on board the flight with other professionals, including Englishmen Ian Poulter, 45, and Justin Rose, 41, after the FedEx St Jude Invitational World Golf Championships in Memphis.
He denies s*xual assault, battery, and drunkenness on a plane on July 29, 2019, at a trial at Aldersgate House Nightingale Court in central London.
Five-time European Tour winner Mr Olesen, from Chelsea, southwest London, said he did not recall his behavior on board the plane after drinking alcohol and taking sleeping pills, the jury was told.
BA cabin crew Sarah White said in a statement read in court that she served him a glass of champagne before takeoff, followed by vodka and cranberry juice, and she noticed him sipping pink champagne from another’s glass. passenger.
Another BA crew member, Helen Devereux, noticed a small group of people gathering around her seat with a handful of ‘brightly colored pills’ and she heard someone say, ‘Oh, I’ll take some of those,’ she overheard. the court.wikipedia
Passenger John Haggis said that he heard the sound of the aluminum foil of the tablets, known as Xanax, breaking and Mr. Poulter said that he had given one to Olesen before and that he “should do with another as he sees fit.” .
Mrs. White said that “it looked like they were trying to have a party.”
She recounted how she later tried to steer Olesen back to his seat after a trip to the bathroom, where she had struggled to get out by pushing a door.
It is alleged of her that he pushed her with his right hand on her shoulder and said, “It’s all about you, isn’t it?”
“During the flight, Mr. Olesen assaulted me and did not listen to my instructions,” she said. “In my 27 years of service, I have never encountered such bad behavior on board a flight.”
Joachim B. Hansen of Denmark celebrates with Thorbjorn Olesen during the final round of the AVIV Dubai Championship on November 14 in Dubai
Cabin service director Graham Gee told the court that he noticed Olesen in business class and said he appeared to be “unsteady on his feet and under the influence of something.”
Gee said, “He became loving by taking my hand and kissing it.”
He said that Olesen then made the sign of the cross and kissed God’s hand.
One woman, who cannot be identified because she is an alleged victim of a s*x crime, said in a statement that Olesen then grabbed her hand and began kissing her.
He didn’t let go and then he caressed her face on the nape of her neck. I felt like I clearly didn’t know what he was doing, ” he said.
‘He had his right hand around my back. With her left hand, he then grabbed my chest and moved her hand over my right breast.
“ I was shocked, I was over the mark. ”
The court heard that the cabin crew intervened and Olesen was eventually returned to his seat with the help of Mr. Poulter, but then woke up and urinated on Mr. Haggis’s seat and aisle.
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At one point during the flight, Mr. Rose was allegedly seen by cabin crew Siobhan Clarke to open her top locker and take out a small bottle of medicine before going to speak with Olesen.
He is said to have returned with a white tablet in hand and said: “He has not taken anything because I found this tablet in the area where he was sitting.”
Olesen was arrested after the plane landed and told police in an interview that he did not remember what happened on board.
He said that he had taken a natural sleeping pill along with other sleeping pills and that he had had five or six drinks, including red wine, beer and vodka with the intention of “knocking himself unconscious”.
Summarizing the interview, prosecutor Max Hardy said: “He said that he felt terrible and ashamed, and that he was very sorry.”
In a statement, Poulter said Olesen was “in a good mood” and “very jovial” when he boarded the flight. He said that he had taken some sleeping pills but did not give them to Olesen.
“He was not aware of what happened,” he said. I helped carry him back to his seat. He looked a little worse from wear and tear and I assumed he had had too much to drink. ‘
The trial continues.
Thorbjorn Olesen Quick and Facts
- Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen, 31, is accused of s*xually assaulting a woman
- He allegedly grabbed her breasts on a flight from Nashville to London in 2019
- ‘I have never come across such bad behaviour,’ said one cabin crew member
- Mr Olesen denies s*xual assault, assault by beating and being drunk on aircraft