A PUB landlord accused of molesting and threatening a 17-year-old waitress has gone on trial.
Charles Cartwright, the then licensee of The Beaumont Arms in Church Lane, Kirkheaton, is alleged to have groped the girl in his study, then threatened to make her life "a living hell" if she told anyone.
Bradford Crown Court was told that Cartwright, 43, sent a text message to the waitress asking her to come back to work after she had gone home because he had taken a big booking.
Mr Simon Haring, prosecuting, said that once she got there Cartwright told her he just wanted to talk to her.
Mr Haring said Cartwright then asked her to help do the Mother's Day menus on the computer in the study upstairs and she agreed.
From the witness box the girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, told the court that Cartwright came up and grabbed her from behind.
She said: "He put his arms around me like a bear hug so both hands were touching my breasts.
"He was saying things like `You've got a nice body' and things like that," she added.
"I got him off and walked towards the door. He then grabbed both my arms and said: `Don't pretend you don't fancy me. I know you do'. He put his hand down towards the zip of my trousers."
The girl said she managed to get away from him and ran downstairs.
But she told the jury that he shouted after her, saying: "Nobody will believe you and I'll make your life a living hell."
The girl said she then phoned her father to come and pick her up.
While she was waiting outside Cartwright started kissing her neck holding on to her by her arms.
Cartwright, who now lives in Spain, denies indecent assault.
Mr Haring said he denied to police that any of this took place and he had not sent her a text message.
He told them he had not touched her and she had not been in the study.
The trial continues.