A PUB landlord accused of groping and threatening a teenage waitress told a court the allegations were a `fixation of her imagination'.
Charles Cartwright, 43, of the Beaumont Arms at Kirkheaton, is charged with indecently assaulting the 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, in March last year.
Cartwright told the jury at Bradford Crown Court that he did not even find the girl attractive.
He said: "I'm 43 and she's 17 and when you get to my age it's not just about looks.
"I didn't fancy her."
He added: "She has made this up. It's lies, just a fabricated story.
"It's a fixation of her imagination. If she's in it for money or what, I don't know."
The waitress has claimed that Cartwright asked her to use the computer in the flat above the pub to do some Mother's Day menus.
She said that while she was upstairs he came up from behind and put his hands on her breasts and moved them towards her zip.
She said she then pushed him off and he shouted that if she told anyone he would make her life a living hell.
Cartwright told the court that posters about him had been put up in the village and that he wanted to move away.
He said: "I'm selling up and moving to Spain. I am not going to put myself in a situation where this can happen to me again."
He denies indecent assault.
The trial continues.