Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale has denied Boy George's claims he had a homosexual affair with pop transvestite MARILYN in the 1980s.

In the KARMA CHAMELEON star's first autobiography, TAKE IT LIKE A MAN, the outspoken George claimed Rossdale, now married to pop superstar Gwen Stefani, had a long-term affair with the drag queen.

George described Rossdale as "very flirtatious and ambitious. When I was writing Take It Like A Man, Bush were well on their way to rock stardom and he appeared at my house to persuade me not to include him and Marilyn.

"I agreed to leave some stuff out but I wasn't prepared to lie. I don't think Marilyn has ever really got over Gavin."

However, Rossdale has rubbished George's version of events, insisting he had nothing more than a platonic friendship with Marilyn.

He says, "I wasn't dating Marilyn. We were, and still are, good friends. George thinks everyone is gay."

12/04/2005 13:51