Boy George lawyer makes lyric joke

A LAWYER involved in the Boy George false imprisonment trial made a gag at the singer’s expense yesterday.

“Did he really have to hurt him?” asked barrister for the prosecution Heather Norton at the Snaresbrook Crown Court yesterday, a reference to George’s 1980s hit Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?

In the more serious matter of the charge itself, Norton outlined her case, which is that George and a friend kept Audun Carlsen a tied-up prisoner at his flat in Shoreditch in April 2007 and gave him a beating with a chain.

“Two men grabbed Mr Carlsen and forced him to the floor,” Norton told the court. “They produced a set of handcuffs and they placed one end on one of Mr Carlsen’s wrists and placed the other end on a hook beside the bed.”

“I would never have consented to that, I would never have been chained up,” said Carlsen. “I don’t understand why someone could be so evil.”

The trial continues.