Boy George sentenced to 15 months in jail

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    Jan 16, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what to make of this guy, or this case. I wouldn't trust the word of a "male escort" as far as I could throw him, but a jury & judge did in London.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28691101/
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    Apparently the evidence was compelling! He got off light. Considering the drugs that were found. The man is a fucking train wreak!
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidI'm not sure what to make of this guy, or this case. I wouldn't trust the word of a "male escort" as far as I could throw him, but a jury & judge did in London.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28691101/


    wow. sounds like you're a judge & jury, yourself. you wouldn't trust the word of a 'male escort.' what about the person who called for his services? would you trust him? wtf?
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:49 PM GMT
    I've followed some of it. Seemed shut and dry to me. But have you seen what Boy George looks like? When I first saw the pic, I had no idea it was him. Looks like he was expecting the verdict, too.

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    Jan 16, 2009 10:50 PM GMT
    Dumbass
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:56 PM GMT
    LalaPaulooza said
    Red_Vespa saidI'm not sure what to make of this guy, or this case. I wouldn't trust the word of a "male escort" as far as I could throw him, but a jury & judge did in London.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28691101/


    wow. sounds like you're a judge & jury, yourself. you wouldn't trust the word of a 'male escort.' what about the person who called for his services? would you trust him? wtf?


    I agree with you! Both parties, especially given Boy George's history, are questionable in my view.

    But how as a juror do you value one's testimony more than the other? That was my point. A male escort's testimony would never impress me. So how does one choose?
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    Jan 16, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    It's called EVIDENCE!
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:02 PM GMT
    1. Aside from the great music made in the 80's, he's gross now.

    2. I could tell you some stories about him regarding his professionalism when he is booked to DJ...but I won't.

    3. One more reason why drugs should be legal and regulated.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    LalaPaulooza said
    Red_Vespa saidI'm not sure what to make of this guy, or this case. I wouldn't trust the word of a "male escort" as far as I could throw him, but a jury & judge did in London.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28691101/


    wow. sounds like you're a judge & jury, yourself. you wouldn't trust the word of a 'male escort.' what about the person who called for his services? would you trust him? wtf?


    I agree. I would probably trust the word of the escort. In an industry where discretion is the name of the game, publicly exposing one of his clients isn't exactly good for business. I doubt milking massive quantities of cash from an unstable hot mess of a former celebrity was a factor because there was no mention of a blackmail attempt or damages awarded.

    I think it's outstandingly arrogant and small minded to judge the guy being paid more harshly than the guy who is paying him.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    Ducky44 saidIt's called EVIDENCE!

    As I read this case, the physical evidence was only relevant because of the testimony of the male escort. His injuries could have occurred in some other way.

    I wouldn't go so far as to assert this was a miscarriage of justice, but overall it appears to me to be a "he said-he said" case. I prefer the US standard of "beyond a reasonable doubt." I'm not sure this was met here.

    I still think Boy George is a pathetic loser who destroyed his own career. But that's a personal opinion, not a legal one.
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    Jan 16, 2009 11:15 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI agree. I would probably trust the word of the escort...

    Perhaps I would, too. But "probably" is not the standard in a criminal case, at least not in the US, the standard I'm using.

    Here the requirement is "beyond a reasonable doubt." Where the defendant has the presumption of innocence in court, and guilt must be proven without doubt against him or her.

    Is Boy George really guilty of this? Perhaps, not my point here. Rather my purpose was to report this, and stimulate comment. To quote my OP: "I'm not sure what to make of this guy, or this case."