Boy George Court Silence To Save Mum From Heartache

Disgraced British singer BOY GEORGE's decision not to take to the witness stand in his false imprisonment trial was to spare his mum any further heartache, according to the star's brother.
The former Culture Club frontman, real name George O'Dowd, was convicted in December (08) of chaining Audun Carlsen to a hook in a bedroom at his east London apartment after suspecting him of tampering with his computer.
He had denied the one charge of false imprisonment - but stunned lawmakers when he refused to give evidence to defend himself at London's Snaresbrook Crown Court.
And O'Dowd's brother David reveals the singer confessed he would rather face a stint behind bars than hurt his beloved mother - who is battling ill health.
David O'Dowd tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "(George told me) I know the likelihood is I'm going to prison, but I couldn't do it (give evidence) for mum's sake. She's dying.
"The only reason I didn't give evidence was for her. She's been through too much in her life already."
O'Dowd will be sentenced on 16 January (09). The maximum term the charge carries is life imprisonment.


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George was my first connection to music as a teen, and for all the right reasons: melody, lyrics and clever arrangements. Being born on June 14 also, whether one believes in astrology or not, I related to his...I don't know, something. I've just gotten over a legal spat myself and am currently battling another battle with bipolar. In no way do I emulate my favorite pop star; I can relate, maybe; and I can sympathize. My mother has been through a lot also. It's been just me and her most of my life. It breaks my heart sometimes when I have to tell her what's going on. I usually choose not to. Good luck to us all.
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I agree with sisteringeorge, George always thinks of others before himself.If George has to do time, cant he serve time at homewith an ankle bracelet, at home supervision?So that he can be near his mother. She needs him at this time in her life and he needs her.Please review the case, and change the decision for his mothers sake. Thank you
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I am devistated by this 15 month sentence. IF anyone accross the pond can find out where George will be serving, those of us who love him would love to send him letters, prayers, good wishes. If anyone finds out where he will be, please post the address, so we can FLOOD those bastards w/ mail for our Favorite George. Many thanks from St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
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this is so typical of Georgie,always puts others before himself.the man is innocent,and mt heart is breaking inside,he does not deserve to go to prrison.for somthing he did not do.his mum is really poorly for god's sake spare him this and let him have what time he has left with his dear mum.judge radford please find it in your heart,and don't send boy George to prison
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