Thorbjorn Olesen has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual assault, assault by beating and being drunk on a plane, according to reports.
Olesen, 29, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon alongside a lady who is allegedly his girlfriend.
The Dane was seen posing for cameras before arriving in court, which you can see in the videos below...
Ryder Cup winner @Thorbjornolesen arrives at Uxbridge Magistrates Court to face charges of sexual assault, common assault and being drunk on an aircraft.— Neil Barker (@Mockneyrebel) August 21, 2019
The Dane even stopped to pose for the cameras!
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Thorbjørn Olesen arrives at Uxbridge Magistrates Court for charges relating to allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow passenger and urinating in the aisle on a British Airways flight #thorbjornolesen @SWNS pic.twitter.com/xCQwmmITI1— Adam Gray (@agrayphoto) August 21, 2019
Rav Chodha, prosecuting, said that if convicted, Olesen should face a ‘mid to high level community order’ or even a three weeks custodial sentence.
He has been granted unconditional bail and the case will now be heard at Isleworth Crown Court on September 18, the day before the BMW PGA Championship starts at Wentworth.
The European Ryder Cup star was then arrested at London Heathrow airport following the incident on board the flight from Nashville.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed Olesen was then charged by postal requisition on August 1.
At the time, BA said: "This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated."
Ian Poulter, who was also travelling on the flight, is alleged to have already intervened in an argument between Olesen and other passengers.
Speaking to The Sun, Poulter’s agent Mr Dunkley said that the Englishman has helped to calm a “slightly intoxicated” passenger, adding: “He [Poulter] then went to sleep and the first he knew of anything else was when the police were waiting at Heathrow.”
According to reports, Olesen was recently "suspended from the European Tour pending the outcome of legal proceedings."
Olesen's released a statement saying: “Thorbjorn has cooperated fully with the police during their investigation, but while the legal proceedings are still ongoing he unfortunately cannot comment on this matter at this time.”
The five-time European Tour winner made his debut at the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in 2018, helping Europe defeat the United States with his singles victory over Jordan Spieth 5&4.
We will have more information as and when we have it.