Former Culture Club singer Boy George handcuffed a male escort to his bedroom wall because the model refused to have sex with him, a London jury has heard.
The star, real name George O'Dowd, is facing a charge of false imprisonment after allegedly luring model Audun Carlsen to his East London home last year (07), where he reportedly handcuffed him to a hook on the wall and beat him with a metal chain.
Carlsen took the stand at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday (26Nov08) and described how, in an earlier meeting in January (08) when he posed for nude photoshoot, the singer had performed a sex act on him for "five seconds before I said no".
It was only after this incident that O'Dowd began sending emails to Carlsen accusing him of hacking into his computer.
The model agreed to return to his apartment three months later - only to be attacked, he claimed. He described how he had allegedly been called a "w**ker" and punched repeatedly before being beaten as he tried to escape.
Asked why he thought he was attacked, the Norwegian told the court, "I think he couldn't handle the refusal - me not having sex with him."
Carlsen went on to accuse O'Dowd of making up claims the model had tampered with his computer: "It's a good plan. It is something he has said just to make some kind of excuse. That is all what it is about. It is a big lie."
But the singer's lawyer, Adrian Waterman, hit back at Carlsen, claiming he had exaggerated his story so he could sell it to the press for more cash.
O'Dowd has denied the charge against him.
The trial continues.