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Boy George really did want to hurt him—with whips, chains and S&M toys...
A male escort recounted in a British court Monday how he was allegedly handcuffed to the wall of the Culture Clubber's London home and beaten with a metal chain.
George, whose full name is George O'Dowd, is on trial for false imprisonment of 29-year-old Audun Carlsen. The entertainer has pleaded innocent to the allegations, but today it was Carlsen who got a chance to share his bizarre story.
He claimed to have met the '80s popster through the U.K. personals website Gaydar. After several weeks of "bizarre" email exchanges, he claimed George invited him over to participate in an erotic photo shoot at the singer's home in Shoreditch.
When they got to the bedroom and snapped some shots, Carlsen said, the 47-year-old George suddenly invited a second, unidentified man to join them.
"As soon as I saw the other guy they were both jumping on me. They held me down and beat me. I could not move," Carlsen testified, per the BBC. "They pulled me down on to the floor and they were sitting on top of me. The other man didn't beat me he just helped George to hold me down. George was slapping me and beating me and punching me and screaming things."
At that point, Carlsen said, George shackled the escort to a hook on the wall. Carlsen managed to wriggle free of the restraints by unscrewing the hook and fled the apartment in nothing but his boxer shorts.
"I was so scared," Carlsen told the jury. "I managed to get loose and I started running. He tried to stop me but I ran for the front door. I took a bit of time getting the door open and he had a metal chain that he was hitting me with."
Per his testimony, Carlsen acknowledged that it was his second encounter with Boy George, but denied suggestions that he had agreed to take part in any sort of sexual escapades involving bondage.
Carlsen noted that after the first liaison, the pop icon repeatedly accused the escort of hacking into George's computer.