Boy George beating claims
Boy George has been accused of handcuffing a male escort to a wall and beating him with a chain during a drug-fuelled naked photo shoot last January
This article is from 2008.
Boy George has been accused of handcuffing a male escort to a wall and beating him with a chain during a drug-fuelled naked photo shoot.
The singer - real name George O'Dowd - and an unidentified male friend allegedly set upon Auden Carlsen, 29, and began beating him on the head and back with a metal chain.
Auden told London's Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday (24.11.08): "They both jumped on me. They held me down and beat me and I couldn't move. The other man was more passive, he was helping George to hold me down while George was hitting me. George was slapping me and biting and punching me in my chest and face."
The court was told George, 47, shouted: "F***ing w***e, now you're going to get what you deserve."
George and Auden originally met through gay website Gaydar, when the star booked the bisexual as a model in January last year.
Auden travelled to George's apartment in London's Shoreditch, where it is claimed George performed a sex act on him during a nude photo shoot. The men are also said to have snorted cocaine.
George then accused Auden of tampering with his computer, a claim which he denies.
Auden eventually left the flat after the 12-hour session and was paid £300.
Afterwards, George reportedly inundated Auden with emails, many of which Auden claims were "bizarre".
In them, the singer ranted about repeated attempts to hack into his computer and said a "fixated lesbian" was operating his system remotely from America.
George eventually apologised to Auden for the emails and said he wanted to "spank" him, so the pair agreed to meet up again in April 2007.
Auden alleges the two men again took cocaine and staged a nude photo shoot at George's home, before the singer and his friend shackled and attacked him.
He claims the two men pulled him across the floor and then placed one of his hands in a handcuff and attached the other to a hook drilled into the wall next to his bed.
Auden said: "I don't understand why someone could be so evil. I would never have consented to that. I would never have been chained up."
The second man reportedly left the property, after which George brought out a box containing sex toys, chains and straps.
Auden claims he managed to free himself by unscrewing the hook from the wall using the handcuff.
He added: "I was so scared. I started running for the front door. He tried to stop me and he had a metal chain he was hitting me with. It hit my head and back."
Auden eventually escaped and ran screaming from the house in his underwear, trainers and handcuffs.
The court was shown pictures of Auden's injuries, including red welts on his head and marks on his arm.
In a nod to George's singing career with Culture Club, prosecutor Heather Norton asked the jury: "Did he really have to hurt him? Did he really have to restrain him?"
George has admitted handcuffing Auden but denies false imprisonment.
The trial continues.