Friday, January 16, 2009

Only 15 Months Jail Time For Boy George

Boy George was sentenced to 15 months today for handcuffing a male escort to a wall and beating him with a metal chain.

The 47-year-old former Culture Club singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, imprisoned Audun Carlsen during a drug-fuelled naked photoshoot at his London flat.

Sentencing the musician at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London, Judge David Radford told him he was guilty of 'gratuitous violence'.
The judge condemned his 'premeditated, callous, and degrading drug-fuelled actions which traumatised' his victim.

The judge added: 'He was denied his dignity.'

There were emotional scenes outside court as family members and supporters of the pop star reacted to his sentence.

One male family member kicked one of the courtroom doors, shouting: 'Fifteen months!'

Mr Carlsen, a 29-year-old Norwegian, fled in his underpants and alerted police after the attack in Shoreditch, East London, in April 2007.


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