Judge David Radford sentenced Boy George to 15 months in jail Friday for handcuffing a Norwegian escort to a wall hook during a nude photo shoot. The judge said Boy George, real name George O’Dowd, was guilty of “gratuitous violence.” David Radford is such a Debbie Downer. The judge told O’Dowd:
“In my view there can be no doubt that your premeditated callous and humiliating handcuffing and detention of Mr Carlsen shocked, degraded and traumatised him.
“He was deprived of his liberty and human dignity without warning or proper explanation to him of its purpose, length or purported justification.
“You assaulted the victim of this offence whom you had invited into your home by handcuffing him to your bed and inflicting on him additional wholly gratuitous violence beyond that needed merely to secure physical restraint and detention.”
On the day of sentencing, O’Dowd’s lawyer Adrian Waterman said:
“This defendant is a kind and generous man who is particularly mindful of others’ needs. He is the antithesis of the haughty bullying star. He was not himself when addled by the habitual and relatively long-lasting using of illegal drugs.”
This would have been more believable had Boy George not been sitting behind Adrian smacking a riding whip into the palm of his hand.
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