Olesen cleared of sex assault on flight

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

LONDON (AP) Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen was cleared Wednesday of sexually assaulting a woman on a flight to Britain from a World Golf Championships event in Tennessee in 2019.

The 31-year-old Olesen wept and hugged his partner after being acquitted at a London court of sexual assault, assault by beating and being drunk on board the plane from Nashville to London.

Olesen faced allegations he grabbed a woman's breast, pushed a member of the cabin crew and urinated on a first-class passenger's seat. He said he has no memory of his behavior after drinking alcohol and taking sleeping tablets.


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