After an escort
told London authorities about being kidnapped and
handcuffed by Boy George, the former pop star was arrested
Saturday on false imprisonment and assault charges,
then later released on bail. Auden Carlsen, 28, told
police that the singer kidnapped him after he was
hired for the evening to pose for photos.
"George said he
was popping out for milk at 5 a.m.," Carlsen said,
according to his interview with The Sun tabloid.
"I heard him come back, and I walked into his
bedroom wearing just my T-shirt. I was jumped on by
George and another man. George handcuffed me to a hook by
the bed as they held me down."
Carlsen said he
managed to free himself, escape from the apartment, then
notify police early Saturday morning.
"It's ironic that
his biggest hit was 'Do You Really Want to Hurt
Me,' " he said, "because I'm sure he did want
to hurt me. I was convinced I was going to die."
real name is George O'Dowd, did not comment, but his
brother Kevin said the singer laughed off the allegations.
"The bloke has
done a fair bit of modeling for our clothes shop, so
how can what he said be true?" Kevin said in the
article. "George isn't at all annoyed at the
allegations; in fact, he thinks it's hilarious. Yeah,
he was arrested, but the police are always going to follow
it up when someone makes a complaint like that."