Declare innocent: Lawsuit waiting Olesen next year

The Danish golfer Thorbjørn Olesen may have to wait for may next year, before he knows the outcome of his case in the british legal system. At a hearing Frida

Declare innocent: Lawsuit waiting Olesen next year

The Danish golfer Thorbjørn Olesen may have to wait for may next year, before he knows the outcome of his case in the british legal system.

At a hearing Friday in the Isleworth Crown Court he declared himself innocent of three matters, he is charged as a result of a flight from Nashville to London 29. July.

Already in september, it was determined that a possible lawsuit was to begin 11. may. It was confirmed at Friday's hearing.

the Case could have been decided already on Friday, if Olesen had pleaded guilty to the three matters which he is accused.

He is accused of "sexual assault on a female", which covers over contact of a sexual nature without consent, "assault by beating ", as in English law covers an assault of lesser gravity, as well as to be drunk on the plane.

Olesen arrived 35 minutes before Friday's hearing. In contrast to the first two hearings in the case, it was a modest turnout of photographers and reporters, who met golfstjernen.

He took a seat behind the glass in the Isleworth Crown Court court 8, as the case had been moved to on the day.

The three conditions, the dane is accused of, was first read aloud in court. Olesen, who was wearing a blue suit, white shirt and black tie, had to deal with each of them.

All were answered with a "not guilty".

Then discussed the merits of the parties the details towards the trial. Although the trial first begins in may, several dates agreed to get the formalities in place before the actual trial takes place.

24. april is a so-called "pretrial review" set in the calendar in the Isleworth Crown Court. Here are reviewed the matter in advance, but Olesen will not need to be present.

After Friday's brief hearing, it was not possible to get a comment from Keil or his lawyer.

Thorbjørn Olesen, who is one of Denmark's best golfers, has been suspended by the European Tour since he was arrested in Heathrow airport in London after a flight.

the European Tour has announced that Olesen is excluded, "while the case was ongoing".

The same has the north american golfarrangør the PGA Tour, but here is Olesen is not a permanent member.

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You can re-read B. T.'s LIVE from the hearing here:

Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 17:00

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