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Boy George
Receives 15-Month Prison Sentence

Boy George
Receives 15-Month Prison Sentence

Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday for falsely imprisoning a male escort in the singer's London apartment. The jail time was announced at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London, the Associated Press reports.

Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison Friday for falsely imprisoning a male escort in the singer's London apartment. The jail time was announced at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London, the Associated Press reports.

George was convicted in December of restraining the escort, Audun Carlsen, with handcuffs to a wall hook, where he was held for under an hour. Carlsen also claimed that George swung a metal chain at him as he tried to leave the apartment after a nude photo shoot, the AP reports.

In court Friday, George's lawyer, Adrian Waterman, said to the judge, "This defendant is a kind and generous man who is particularly mindful of others' needs. He is the antithesis of the haughty, bullying star. He was not himself when addled by the habitual and relatively long-lasting using of illegal drugs."

George's last run-in with the law was stateside in 2006, when he was sentenced to community service after police found cocaine at his New York City apartment, according to the AP. The cops had come because of a false report George made about a burglary. (Advocate.com)

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