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Ryder Cup-winning Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen has been accused of groping a woman and urinating on a seat on a British Airways flight after drinking champagne and vodka and taking sleeping pills.
Olesen, 31, reportedly was heading back home following a tournament in Memphis when the alleged incident occurred. According to The Daily Telegraph, Olesen was travelling with fellow golfers Ian Poulter and Justin Rose “when he allegedly grabbed a woman’s breast, swore, pushed a member of the cabin crew and urinated on a first class seat.”
This came after several members of the cabin crew said they witnessed Oleson drinking heavily and passing around some “brightly colored pills,” via the Telegraph.
Oleson’s attorney did admit that his client undoubtedly exhibited some “bizarre” behavior, but seemed to chalk it up to “prescription medication” that can cause “sleepwalking” and “amnesia.”
Olesen, for his part, has denied the allegations of sexual assault. But for now, the case remains in a London court and a trial in front of his peers is ongoing.
Olesen is a five-time winner on the European Tour, including a victories at the 2016 Turkish Airlines Open and 2018 Italian Open.