Boy George is going to jail

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Boy George has had a rough decade. He was arrested for cocaine possession in 2006 after cops found the drug in his NY apartment when responding to a burglary call. He failed to show up for a scheduled court appearance, an arrest warrant was issued and he was was ultimately sentenced to pick up trash for a week. Then there was the escort he hired in London. Boy George met the guy over the Internet, invited him to come to his place, and allegedly handcuffed him, threatened him with sex toys and and kept him in the apartment for hours. The escort pressed charges, and now Boy George has been found guilty of false imprisonment, and been sentenced to fifteen months in jail.

Former Culture Club singer Boy George has just been sentenced to prison by a London judge for false imprisonment.

The 15-month stretch was meted out as a result of the guilty verdict handed down in December. The 47 year-old one-time phenom was found guilty of handcuffing Norwegian escort Audun Carlsen to a wall in his London apartment in 2007.

George pleaded not-guilty to the charges.


Of course there is something a little funny about this story. Boy George’s version of events kept changing, and I think at one point he claimed that he was making some kind of “citizen‘s arrest” on the escort. Boy George has had problems with drugs and alcohol, which may have led to some of his most recent problems. I have no doubt that the court system will make him serve most of his sentence, and hopefully Boy George will learn that most valuable life lesson: Don’t handcuff escorts.

Header image is of Boy George on 5/30/08. He is shown on 6/11/08 below. Credit: WENN


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  1. gg says:

    er, is prostitution legal in England ??? What about charges against the “escort”?

  2. Ally says:

    Its so funny how people jump on the bad things what about the good things George has done for people all over the world the music that pulled so many through hard times I guess no one in this world is without sin or has never done anything wrong? I KNOW GEORGE would never do this ever and I hope Karma gets the escort we will sit bavk and wait…

  3. Mark says:

    Do you really want to hurt me? Do you really want to make me cry?

    I know all there is to know about the crying game.

    Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon…

  4. Goddess711 says:

    Wanna REALLY make him remorseful? Send him to a women’s prison – that oughta scare him straight…i mean not STRAIGHT just…fergedaboudit….

  5. Mr. T says:

    He screwed up. At least in prison he’ll be popular.

  6. rusty says:

    I love Boy George! I think he’s fabulous!

  7. Kathi says:

    I agree with Ally. I also wish that people wouldn’t focus on bad things as if they’ve never done anything wrong in their lives. We’re all human, nobody is perfect. And yet some people are so anxious to throw the first stone. I like Boy George (we have the same birthdate) and his songs, and I wish him well.