Ryder Cup winner Thorbjorn Olesen “grabbed and rubbed the breast” of a lady and “urinated” in the aisle in the course of a British Airways flight in 2019, a court docket has heard.
The Danish golfer, 31, modified into once also accused of being “drunk and disruptive” and swearing at members of the cabin crew.
Olesen has denied sexually assaulting a lady, being drunk on an airplane, and assault by beating of a second woman.
His trial began at Aldersgate Rental Nightingale Court docket in London on Monday.
Olesen had been competing at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St Jude Invitational in Memphis sooner than boarding a flight from Nashville to Heathrow on 29 July 2019.
The jury modified into once knowledgeable Olesen had no memory of his behaviour onboard the airplane after ingesting alcohol and taking drowsing capsules.
In a survey assertion read to the court docket, the girl Olesen is speculated to have sexually assaulted stated he had been “unsteady” on his feet.
She stated: “He grabbed my hand and kissed it. He wouldn’t let bound. He nuzzled his head into the nape of my neck. I believed he clearly did now no longer know what he modified into once doing.
“I modified into once very wary of his behaviour as he had been aggressive against crew members. He had his factual hand spherical my help. He then grabbed my breast and moved his give up my factual breast. I felt terrorized. It had overstepped the imprint.”
One member of the cabin crew stated Olesen “regarded highly intoxicated and utterly spaced out”.
One other stated she had “by no arrangement attain upon such depraved behaviour on board a flight” in 27 years of service.
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In an announcement, she stated she had served Olesen two drinks early in the flight.
“I modified into once mindful there modified into once one more passenger in the cabin ingesting crimson champagne and I saw Mr Olesen ingesting from their glass,” she stated.
“My attention modified into once drawn to Mr Olesen and his travelling accomplice. It regarded they were attempting to have some impression of party.”
Later, she stated she tried to befriend Olesen help from the lavatory however he went previous it and into industry class.
She stated: “He pushed me alongside with his factual hand on my factual shoulder, asserting: ‘It be all about you is now no longer it? Correct bound away.’ He had assaulted me.”
At this point she asked golfer Ian Poulter for assistance, and her colleagues intervened.
“While accomplishing my service, I’d also hear Mr Olsen shouting,” she stated.
“About four hours into the flight I modified into once made mindful that a passenger had pressed the choice bell to train the attendant that Mr Olesen had obtained up and urinated over the male, his seat and the aisle.”
Cabin service director Graham Gee stated Olesen swore at him “on quite loads of events” and modified into once “staggering” spherical.
The captain on the flight knowledgeable police he had held discussions with colleagues about the choice of diverting the flight if the distress inviting Olesen “escalated”.
He stated after he modified into once knowledgeable that Olesen had allegedly urinated in the aisle, he entered the cabin and “saw a path of liquid going from top quality”, and made arrangements for particular cleansing of the airplane to be undertaken on arrival in London.
Poulter described Olesen to police as “a laborious-working individual who is dedicated to his profession”.
He stated he took some drowsing capsules, however “had now no longer given any drowsing capsules to Thorbjorn” and had later assisted Gee in serving to Olesen help to his seat.
“He looked a chunk of worse for wear and I correct model assumed he had had too worthy to drink,” Poulter knowledgeable the police.
The court docket also heard fellow golfer Justin Rose “saved coming into the galley to gaze what modified into once occurring”.
Court docket heard a member of cabin crew had “observed a itsy-bitsy community of different folks gathered spherical seat 2E and they’d brightly coloured capsules”.
She stated: “I heard any individual declare ‘oh I’m going to have a form of’ however I enact now no longer know who it modified into once.”
In a police interview on 29 July, Olesen stated “he may possibly also have in mind getting on the airplane and having some capsules”.
He stated he had had “5 – 6 drinks” sooner than getting on the airplane, however denied he modified into once drunk, stating he had taken up to four drowsing capsules to delivery out with of the flight.
The trial continues.