Boy George made headlines not too long ago when he had to do some community service as a result of falsely reporting a burglary. Now, he’s being accused by Auden Carlen, a male escort, of kidnapping and false imprisonment.
Mr Carlsen claimed he met the former Culture Club star on the website Gaydar, and agreed to go to his flat at midnight as a Â£400 photographic model. He denied he was working as an escort. But the Norwegian said he feared for his life when Boy George pounced on him and tied him up. “I was convinced I was going to die,” he said. “George handcuffed me to a hook by the bed as they held me down.”
He alleges that Boy George, whose hits include Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?, produced a box of whips and sex toys and told him: “Now you’ll get what you deserve.”
Carlsen says he managed to escape by yanking the hook out of the wall and booking it out of there to a newsagent’s early Saturday morning. It was there that police were then alerted to the situation.
Somewhere, George Michael has got to be overjoyed that this makes him look comparatively less crazy. But just barely.