Boy George Will Be Saying He’s Sorry For 15 Months

Normally, in situations like these, you say something like “How far they’ve fallen”, but for Boy George, who had hit rock bottom several times, today’s news that he will be sentenced to 15 months in prison for handcuffing escort Auden Carlsen to a bed while rummaging through his computer, the correct analogy is to say, “Wow, not only has he fallen, he’s gone and found a well, fell down that too and then once there, started digging.”

The Guardian (naturally) has all the details on George’s sentencing, which are few (“Dude’s going to prison”), but still able to drum up a media circus in London, where they still apparantley care about the washed-up musician whose last mainstream success was more than two decades ago:

“Passing sentence at Snaresbrook crown court, east London, Judge David Radford said the singer’s offence was “so serious that only an immediate sentence of imprisonment can be justified”.

“Whilst I accept that Mr Carlsen’s physical injuries were not serious or permanent, in my view there can be no doubt that your premeditated, callous and humiliating hand-cuffing and detention of Mr Carlsen shocked, degraded and traumatised.” Carlsen, he added, had been “deprived of his liberty and his human dignity”.

During O’Dowd’s trial last month, the jury was told that he had invited Carlsen into his bedroom after a naked photo session, during which they took cocaine.

He then ambushed him together with the help of an unnamed man. Carlsen said the atmosphere changed when O’Dowd returned to the flat after ostensibly popping out to buy milk and cigarettes. The altercation apparently stemmed from O’Dowd’s belief that Carlsen had attempted to hack into his computer.

O’Dowd told him: “Now you’re going to get what you deserve.” Carlsen said he was then beaten and handcuffed to a wall fixture. When O’Dowd returned to the room with a box of leather straps, chains and sex toys, he said: “Now you’re going to get it.”


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  • Anarchos

    I thought he had cuffed him to the radiator, Blake Snake Moan style?

  • GranDiva

    I was actually trying to think of a metaphor, seriously, because we’re going to need something for his arch-nemesis, George Michael, sooner rather than later…

  • Charles J. Mueller

    I find it a maligned sense of jusctic that a once gay icon like Boy George gets 15 months simply for handcuffing someone to a bed, whatever, while a str8 homophobes gets even less time for murdering a gay person?

    This is justice?

    If it is, it truly is blind.

  • Tommy

    Many people have been sent to jail for longer than 15 months for murdering gay people. So what you say is just false.
    I find it bizarre that you think simply handcuffing someone to a bed isn’t a real crime.’
    Maybe the sentence was too long, but George deserves to be sent to jail for this. He’s gotten away with so much bad behavior for so long. I think 15 months makes up for all the times he’s got off with no consequences.
    Don’t make this a gay issue. George has behaved badly towards many people and got everthing he deserved. Maybe jail will be good for him and sort him out and make him start treating others better.

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