Boy George Is Outta Luck: Sued Over Canceled Party Appearance

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Earlier this week we told you about Boy George striking a deal with prosecutors over cocaine possession charges. Rather than serve jail time, he’d serve the community. (He’s picking up trash, we’ve since learned.) But George’s string of bad luck doesn’t end there. Now he’s on the receiving end of a lawsuit from South Florida AIDS organization Care Resource, who claim the tired pop star canceled on a November 2005 White Party appearance and never returned the $8,400 deposit.

Care Resource, the South Florida AIDS group, signed a contract June 6, 2005, with Red Parrot, Boy George’s booking company, for him to serve as celebrity guest D.J. at the annual White Party, the AIDS agency’s largest fundraiser, said Terry DeCarlo, a spokesperson for the agency. The total cost for the appearance was $12,000, DeCarlo said.

On Aug. 4, 2005, Care Resource wired $8,400 to Red Parrot as a deposit for George’s DJ services, DeCarlo said.

Boy George, whose real name is George O’Dowd, was arrested in New York City on Oct. 7, 2005, and charged with suspicion of drug possession and filing a false police report. He canceled the White Party engagement three weeks before the event was held in November 2005, DeCarlo said. But the $8,400 deposit money still has not been returned, DeCarlo said.

But isn’t the real crime that Boy George’s quote is only $12,000?

AIDS group to sue Boy George [NY Blade]
Earlier: Boy George Forced To Serve The Community

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  • Dan

    Isn’t the real crime that he was charging an AIDS charity/benefit $12k? He should be out there picking up trash and not working with AIDS groups which was his stated choice. Ironic.

  • Chris Harris

    ProviDance Productions to sue Boy George.

    Chris Harris , Spokesman for ProviDance Productions gives a brief description of the events describing Boy George’s arrest leading up to his law suit. During the early hours of Oct 7th 2005 Boy George gets arrested after calling the police on himself, I learned of this around noon time and immediately contacted Red Parrot, the booking agent witch whom I booked my event. They assured me they were in contact with his lawyers and he would be released and make my October 9th event. At this point many emails and phone calls were coming in from local media outlets and event ticket holders. I reassured them as I was told the show would go on!
    in the evening of the 8th, Johnson, from Red Parrot phoned me telling me George was on a plane back to London and would be rescheduling several dates.
    My event when into scramble mode, effecting many Volunteers, local sponsors and mainly, RI Pride association, witch was the Not for profit organization to benefit from the fund raiser.

    Sadly , Red Parrot, George Odowd, their attorneys and management have pretty much chosen to ignore me. Numerous calls have been made to: Red Parrot #,Country Code (011) 44 7973 840 827, emails to: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] [email protected] .
    So besides the $10,000.00 paid in full to Red Parrot, the $12,500.00, spent in advertising, 800 + pre sold tickets to the event witch were refunded. We will be seeking the loss of potential sales of the venue with a capacity of 2000. and the damage to the reputation of the promotional company and the club.

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