Boy George Guilty of Imprisoning Escort

Jury convicts pop star of false imprisonment
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 5, 2008 11:52 AM CST
Boy George leaves Snaresbrook Crown Court in London, Nov. 24, 2008. The former Culture Club singer has been found guilty of false imprisonment by a London jury on Friday.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan, file)
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(Newser) – A jury has convicted pop singer Boy George of falsely imprisoning a male escort. Jurors sided with Norwegian Audun Carlsen, who accused the pop star of handcuffing him to a wall at the singer's London apartment and roughing him up. Boy George admitted handcuffing him but said he did so because Carlsen had tampered with his computer and removed photos. He'll be sentenced Jan. 16, and the judge has said jail time is likely.