Boy George trial under way in England

Nov. 24, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The man Boy George is accused of handcuffing to a bedroom wall is a model and escort the British pop star arranged to photograph, a court was told.

Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, is accused of falsely imprisoning Audun Carlsen in his London apartment after the two had a falling out over erotic pictures O'Dowd had taken of Carlsen last year after they met on the Gaydar Web site, the Daily Mail said the court heard.

Carlsen reportedly managed to escape a short time later and quickly notified police.

O'Dowd has denied the charges against him, the newspaper said.

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