Olesen denies sex assault on flight

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

LONDON (AP) Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen appeared in a London court on Monday facing allegations he grabbed a woman's breast, pushed a member of the cabin crew and urinated on a first-class passenger's seat on a flight to Britain from a World Golf Championships event in Tennessee in 2019.

Olesen denied charges of sexual assault, assault and being drunk on an aircraft at the start of a trial at Aldersgate House Nightingale Court.

Olesen, who has won five European Tour events and played in Europe's Ryder Cup-winning team in 2018, was on board the flight with other professionals - including Ian Poulter and Justin Rose - after tying for 27th at the St. Jude Invitational in Memphis.

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