Boy George Jailed For 15 Months

Former CULTURE CLUB frontman BOY GEORGE has been jailed for 15 months for the false imprisonment of a male escort.
The singer - real name George O'Dowd - was convicted in December (08) of chaining Norwegian Audun Carlsen to a hook in a bedroom at his east London apartment in April 2007 after suspecting the escort of tampering with his computer.
O'Dowd, 47, denied the charge and claimed he lawfully detained Carlsen for allegedly stealing photos from his laptop.
Judge David Radford slammed the singer during the hearing at London's Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday (16Jan09), claiming he was guilty of "gratuitous violence".
Judge Radford told the court, "Whilst I accept that Mr Carlsen's physical injuries were not serious or permanent, in my view there can be no doubt that your premeditated callous and humiliating handcuffing and detention of Mr Carlsen shocked, degraded and traumatised him.
"He was deprived of his liberty and human dignity without warning or proper explanation to him of its purpose, length or purported justification."
The star was sentenced to 15 months behind bars and ordered to pay $7,250 (GBP5,000) costs.
O'Dowd's solicitor, Steven Barker, says, "George is on the road to recovery, I sincerely hope this sentence does not knock him back."


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how old is this escorting gold digger anyway? I have nothing against escorts but it is a risky business and he should know that...but George hurt him...I DON"T THINK SO!surely as a grown man he could have defended himself?what a first class gold digger...think he's been to the church of the poison mind he doesn't know the meaning of afraid for his life! shame on the gold digging want my 15 minutes of fame escort!LOVE YOU GEORGE...stay strong xx
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George should take this time to ponder on where it all went wrong. I seen Annie Lennox recieve a life time music award and perform at the American music awards. She was amzing, so full of grace and dignity. George take note. maybe he should ask himself what kind of carear or person he really wants to be? There is no doubt that he is a talented guy but that talent has been put in the shadow by his excessive lifestyle. As Depeche Mode once said 'Get the balance right'. The guy has abused gis body for so long now, first with drugs and alcahol and now with food. How mush abuse does he think it can take. He is not 21 anymore. George could use this time benificially to loose wieght,get healthy (both body and mind) and reflect. Love yourself a bit more George and come back and do what you do best ie make amazing music! x
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