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Lawyer Says Boy George ‘was too fat to be able to attack male escort’
Lawyers often make interesting comments in court. Yesterday, George (“Boy George”) O’Dowd’s lawyer declared that the singer was too fat to have attacked a male escort in his London home.
The former pop star is accused of handcuffing Audun Carlsen, a six-foot tall, lean male escort to a hook above his bed and then beating him with a chain. The alleged attack occurred after an erotic photo shoot at Boy George’s home in April last year.
Boy George’s attorney, Adrian Waterman, told that jury that “[w]ith the greatest of respect to George O’Dowd, he is not someone you could describe as terribly fit. He has put on a few pounds since the 1980s. He is not going to be a match for Audun Carlsen.”
Waterman also noted that O’Dowd admits to handcuffing Carlsen for a valid reason. He believed that Carlsen had been tampering with his laptop. Did Boy George have a lawful reason to imprison and detain Carlsen?
Carlsen stated that after handcuffing him, O’Dowd produced leather bondage straps and chains and threatened him, saying “[n]ow you are going to get it.” According to Carlsen, he ran from the apartment as O’Dowd struck him with a chain.
A pathologist said Carlsen’s injuries were unlikely to be caused by punching and chains and were probably caused by the bondage photoshoot.
Did Boy George have a lawful reason to falsely imprison Carlsen?
The trial continues today.