A London court today sentenced Boy George to 15 months in prison for imprisoning an escort he accused of theft, the Telegraph reports. The judge called the pop star’s actions “gratuitous violence” that “traumatized” 29-year-old Audun Carlsen. The singer, 47, reportedly didn’t testify because he didn't want to embarrass his mother. “I couldn’t do it," his brother quoted George O'Dowd as saying. "She’s dying."