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Boy George jailed for 15 months


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Singer Boy George, who was convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort in his flat in Shoreditch, east London, has been jailed for 15 months.


The singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, denied the charge and claimed the victim, Norwegian Audun Carlsen, 29, had stolen photos from his laptop.


O'Dowd, 47, admitted handcuffing him to a wall in April 2007 but said he did so in order to trace the missing property.


Judge David Radford told the singer he was guilty of "gratuitous violence".


The two men first came into contact through a gay social-networking site and met up for a pornographic photo shoot, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.


O'Dowd believed Mr Carlsen stole data, including personal photographs from his laptop, during the photo shoot.


The court was told that weeks later O'Dowd invited the Norwegian back to his flat and it was then that he, with the help of a second man, chained Mr Carlsen to his bed and beat him.



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Back on topic, jailed for 15 months, I bet he will be freed by the end of the year


I'm not sure how the prison system is over there, but he might get his own room since he's famous and everybody knows he's gay. I bet his lawyer will make sure that happens!

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