Karl Stefanovic’s highly awkward rendition of a 70s disco hit at a party hosting an extravagant charity gala was 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 Newstead in Brisbane on August 20.
It is understood the server filed a report after he was allegedly hit by Stefanovic – who was present with his wife, Jasmine Yarbrough.
The father-of-four has not been charged and has yet to respond to claims, including inquiries from Daily Mail Australia.
The TV host shrugged off the alleged incident completely while co-hosting Today on Friday morning.
However, footage of the event – called ‘A Night for Melanoma’ and organized 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 for an alleged assault at a fundraiser in Brisbane
In a goofy video, Stefanovic could be seen wearing a white baseball cap while dancing and trying to sing Chic’s “Le Freak” in a bid to encourage the 350 guests to join him on the dance floor during the six hour event.
“Get on the tables,” he shouted, doing disco moves in a suit and bow tie, while holding a microphone.
“Feel free to get up,” he gestured, beckoning those present to dance with him.
Stefanovic was also pictured mingling with guests and posing for photos with organizers and fans at the gala, which raised $290,000 for melanoma research.
Karl Stefanovic was filmed singing and dancing to Chic’s ‘Le Freak’ 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 planner Gina Savage.
“Gina, courage, resilience and beauty,” he wrote on social media.
“We’ve just raised the roof for you, your battles, your charity and everyone battling melanoma.”
“An Australian dies every six hours from melanoma,” reads 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 came together to organize the fundraiser.
The media personality shared a heartfelt message with Gina, who has melanoma (pictured next to each other at the event)
Pictured: Stefanovic and his wife mingle with guests at the Newstead fundraiser 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.
Police told the Courier-Mail on Thursday: ‘Queensland Police are investigating a report into the alleged assault of a man at a business in Newstead at an event on Saturday August 20.’
“As investigations are ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
The Australian reported that several attendees saw no altercations taking place and that Stefanovic left the event in high spirits.
“Karl was actually a legend the whole time,” one said.
Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk