Boy George Beat Me: Escort

Claims the singer beat him with metal chain
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2008 8:38 AM CST
Former pop star Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, enters Manhattan criminal court, in this March 8, 2006 file photo in New York.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)
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(Newser) – Boy George handcuffed a male escort to the wall and beat him with a metal chain, a London court was told yesterday. Audun Carlsen said he was lured into a bedroom, where the singer, who is standing trial for false imprisonment, and another man beat him until he managed to escape, reports the BBC.

The former Culture Club star reportedly met Carlsen on social networking website Gaydar. The first meeting between the two involved cocaine, a pornographic photo shoot—and George repeatedly accusing Carlsen of hacking into his email. Despite months of “bizarre” emails, including George ranting about “a fixated lesbian” operating his computer remotely, Carlsen agreed to the ill-fated second visit.