Karl Stefanovic investigated by police after waiter alleges he was ‘touched’ by Today show host

Karl Stefanovic investigated by police after waiter alleges he was ‘touched’ by the Today show host at cancer fundraiser he attended with wife Jasmine Yarbrough

  • Karl Stefanovic is under investigation by police over and alleged assault 
  • The TV star hosted a melanoma fundraiser in Newstead, Brisbane, last month 
  • Police have confirmed they are investigating an alleged assault on August 20 

Karl Stefanovic is under investigation by police after a male waiter alleged he was assaulted by the Today show host at a cancer fundraiser. 

The waiter lodged a report after he was allegedly touched by Stefanovic, 48, at the Mercedes-Benz melanoma charity event in Newstead, Brisbane, on the evening of August 20, the Courier Mail reports. 

Stefanovic, who was the host for the six-hour event, attended with his wife Jasmine Yarbrough. 

A Queensland Police Service spokesman confirmed they were investigating a report of an alleged assault at a Newstead business during an event on Saturday, August 20.

Karl Stefanovic is being investigated by police over an alleged assault at a Brisbane fundraiser. He is pictured alongside his wife Jasmine Yarbrough at the event last month

Karl Stefanovic is being investigated by police over an alleged assault at a Brisbane fundraiser. He is pictured alongside his wife Jasmine Yarbrough at the event last month  

The media personality shared a heartfelt post to melanoma sufferer Gina (pictured next to each other at the event)

The media personality shared a heartfelt post to melanoma sufferer Gina (pictured next to each other at the event)

‘As investigations are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further,’ the spokesperson said.

It is understood the matter has been discussed privately between the parties to seek a resolution.

The event, dubbed The Six Hour Project, was attended by around 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 patrons at the fundraiser.

In one photo, the media personality posed next to melanoma sufferer and event organiser Gina Savage.

Stefanovic is pictured at Sydney Airport after arriving back from England where he was covering the Queen's funeral

Stefanovic is pictured at Sydney Airport after arriving back from England where he was covering the Queen’s funeral 

‘Gina, courage, resilience and beauty,’ he wrote in the caption.

‘We just lifted the roof for you, your battles, your charity and everyone else fighting melanoma.’

Proceeds from the fundraiser –  which seeks to raise awareness, increase detection and find a cure for the cancer – were donated to The Mater Foundation and Melanoma Institute of Australia. 

‘One Australian dies every six hours from melanoma,’ the fundraiser website reads.

‘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 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. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Nine for comment. 

Pictured: Stefanovic and his wife mingle with guests at the fundraiser in Newstead on August 20

Pictured: Stefanovic and his wife mingle with guests at the fundraiser in Newstead on August 20 

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