EXCLUSIVE: Inside Karl Stefanovic’s night out at black tie charity gala where he was accused of ‘touching’ a waiter – as he returns to the Today Show without saying a word
- Karl Stefanovic recorded trying to sing and dance to ‘Le Freak’ at charity gala
- He is under police investigation for allegedly ‘touching’ a waiter at the event
- TV star hosted the black tie event for melanoma research in Brisbane in August
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Karl Stefanovic’s very awkward rendition of a ’70s disco hit during a wild night hosting an extravagant charity gala has been caught on camera – before he was accused of ‘touching’ a waiter at the same event.
Queensland Police confirmed on Thursday they were investigating a report of an alleged assault on a man at a melanoma fundraiser held at the Mercedes-Benz showroom in Brisbane’s Newstead on August 20.
It is understood the waiter lodged a report after he was allegedly touched by Stefanovic – who attended with his wife, Jasmine Yarbrough.
The father-of-four has not been charged and is is yet to respond to the claims, including requests from Daily Mail Australia.
The TV host ignored the alleged incident completely while co-hosting Today on Friday morning.
However, footage of the event – which was called ‘A Night For Melanoma’ and run by cancer charity group, The Six Hour Project – has emerged online.
Karl Stefanovic (pictured with his wife, Jasmine Yarbrough, at the event in August) is being investigated by police over an alleged assault at a Brisbane fundraiser
In a cringeworthy video, Stefanovic could be seen wearing a white baseball cap while dancing and trying to sing ‘Le Freak’ by Chic in an attempt to encourage the 350 guests to join him on the dance floor at the six-hour event.
‘Get on the tables,’ he hollered, busting disco moves in a suit and bowtie, while holding a microphone.
‘Feel free to get up,’ he beckoned, motioning people in the audience to dance with him.
Stefanovic was also pictured mingling with guests and posing for photos with organisers and fans at the gala, which raised a huge $290,000 for melanoma research.
Karl Stefanovic was filmed singing and dancing to ‘Le Freak’ by Chic at a charity gala in August (pictured)
Pictured left and right: Stefanovic singing ‘Le Freak’. He tried to encourage others to join him on the dance floor
In one photo, the media personality posed next to melanoma sufferer and event organiser, Gina Savage.
‘Gina, courage, resilience and beauty,’ he wrote on social media.
‘We just lifted the roof for you, your battles, your charity and everyone else fighting melanoma.’
‘One Australian dies every six hours from melanoma,’ the fundraiser website read.
‘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 pair reunited to hold the fundraiser.
The media personality shared a heartfelt post to melanoma sufferer Gina (pictured next to each other 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 arriving back in Australia from England.
The television 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 regarding the alleged assault of a man at a Newstead business during an event on Saturday, August 20.’
‘As investigations are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further.’
The Australian reported that several attendees did not see any altercation take place and that Stefanovic left the event in good spirits.
‘Karl was actually being a legend the whole time,’ one said.