Singer Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison today after being convicted of false imprisonment of a male escort. The "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me" singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, handcuffed Norwegian escort Audun Carlsen to a wall in his London apartment for just under an hour and is said to have beat him with a chain.
Boy George's lawyer stated 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."
Today's sentencing was handed down at Snaresbrook Crown Court in East London. 15 months behind bars is a pretty long time. Do they really want to hurt him? Do they really want to make him cry?