Karl Stefanovic’s very clumsy performance of a ’70s disco hit during a night that was hosting an extravagant charity gala was caught on camera – before he was accused of ‘touching’ a waiter at the same event.
Queensland Police confirmed Thursday they were investigating a report of an alleged assault on a man at a melanoma fundraiser held at the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Newstead in Brisbane on August 20.
The waiter is understood to have filed a report after allegedly being touched by Stefanovic – who was present with his wife Jasmine Yarbrough.
The father-of-four has not been charged and has yet to respond to the claims, including inquiries from Daily Mail Australia.
The TV presenter ignored the alleged incident complete when co-hosting Today on Friday morning.
However, footage of the event – which was called “A Night for Melanoma” and was run by cancer charity The Six Hour Project – has surfaced online.
Karl Stefanovic (pictured with his wife Jasmine Yarbrough at the August event) is under investigation by police over an alleged attack on a fundraiser in Brisbane
In a pathetic video, Stefanovic was seen wearing a white baseball cap as he danced and attempted to sing Chic’s “Le Freak” to encourage the 350 guests to join him on the dance floor at the six-hour event.
“Get on the tables,” he yelled while triggering disco moves in a suit and bow tie while holding a microphone.
“Get up,” he waved, motioning for viewers to dance with him.
Stefanovic was also pictured mingling with guests and posing for photos with organizers and fans at the gala, which raised a whopping $290,000 for melanoma research.
Karl Stefanovic was filmed by Chic singing and dancing to ‘Le Freak’ at a charity gala in August (pictured)
Pictured left and right: Stefanovic sings “Le Freak”. He tried to encourage others to hit the dance floor with him
In one photo, the media personality posed alongside melanoma sufferer and organizer Gina Savage.
“Gina, courage, resilience and beauty,” he wrote on social media.
“We just raised the roof for you, your struggles, your charity and everyone else fighting melanoma.”
“Every six hours, an Australian dies from melanoma,” says the fundraiser’s website.
“The Six Hour Project is on a mission to change this devastating statistic.”
Ms Savage previously appeared in an interview on the Today Show with Stefanovic to tell the story of her diagnosis, before the couple reunited to hold the fundraiser.
The media personality shared a heartfelt post with melanoma sufferer Gina (pictured side by side at the event).
Pictured: Stefanovic and his wife mingle with guests at the fundraiser in Newstead on August 20
The allegations come as Stefanovic was pictured at Sydney Airport on Wednesday after returning to Australia from England.
The TV presenter was sent to London on September 13 to cover the death of Queen Elizabeth II and her funeral.
On Thursday, police told The Courier-Mail: “Queensland Police are investigating a report of a man’s alleged attack on a shop in Newstead during an event on Saturday 20 August.”
“As the investigation is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to make any further comments.”
The Australian reported that several participants did not see the altercation and that Stefanovic left the event in good spirits.
“Karl was actually a legend the whole time,” said one.
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk
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