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Karl Stefanovic investigated by police after the waiter claimed he had been ‘touched’ by the Today show host during the cancer fundraiser he attended with his wife Jasmine Yarbrough
- Karl Stefanovic under investigation by police for alleged assault
- The TV star organized a melanoma fundraiser in Newstead, Brisbane last month
- Police have confirmed they are investigating an alleged attack on August 20
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Karl Stefanovic has been accused of ‘touching’ a male waiter at a charity event he attended in Brisbane with his wife Jasmine.
Queensland Police said they were investigating a report of an alleged attack on a man in a Brisbane riverside suburb during a function on Aug. 20.
Queensland Police are investigating a report of the alleged assault of a man in a Newstead case at an event on Saturday, August 20, police said.
Karl Stefanovic is under investigation by police over an alleged attack on a fundraising campaign in Brisbane. He is pictured alongside wife Jasmine Yarbrough at the event last month
The media personality shared a heartfelt post with melanoma patient Gina (pictured side by side at the event)
“As the investigation is still ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further.
“Clearly the matter has been discussed privately between the parties to reach a solution.”
The waiter filed a report after he was allegedly touched by Stefanovic, 48, during the Mercedes-Benz melanoma charity event in Newstead, United States. courier post reported.
Stefanovic, who hosted the six-hour event, was in attendance with his wife Jasmine Yarbrough.
The event, called The Six Hour Project, was attended by approximately 350 guests and raised $290,000 for melanoma research.
Last month, Stefanovic and his wife shared photos on Instagram of themselves dressed in formal attire as they mingled with customers in the fundraiser.
Stefanovic is pictured at Sydney airport after returning from England, where he attended the Queen’s funeral
In one photo, the media personality posed alongside melanoma patient and event organizer Gina Savage.
“Gina, courage, resilience and beauty,” he captioned the caption.
“We just lifted the roof for you, your fights, your charities and everyone else battling melanoma.”
Proceeds from the fundraiser – which aims to raise awareness, increase detection and find a cure for the cancer – were donated to The Mater Foundation and Melanoma Institute of Australia.
“Every six hours an Australian dies of melanoma,” reads the fundraiser’s website.
“The Six Hour Project is on a mission to change this devastating statistic.”
Ms Savage previously appeared in a Today show interview with Stefanovic to tell the story of her diagnosis before the couple reunited to hold the fundraiser.
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.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Nine for comment.
Pictured: Stefanovic and his wife mingle with the guests at the fundraiser in Newstead on August 20