Boy George gets 15 months for imprisoning escort

By: The Superficial / January 16, 2009

Boy George (Real name: George O’Dowd) was sentenced to 15 months in jail today for falsely imprisoning a male escort in April 2007, according to the AP:

The singer had been convicted in December of handcuffing Norwegian escort Audun Carlsen to a wall hook at his East London apartment. During the trial, prosecutors said Carlsen was held by O’Dowd for under an hour.
The singer denied the charge, saying he had restrained Carlsen with handcuffs while trying to figure out if a computer had been tampered with. Carlsen, 29, said O’Dowd swung at him with a metal chain as he ran from the apartment after a naked photo shoot.

Boy George’s lawyer argued that George was whacked out of his mind on drugs and “was not himself” during the incident which, obviously, turned out to be the shittiest legal defense imaginable.

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