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Boy George charged by police

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  • Police: Singer and DJ charged with falsely imprisoning 28-year old man
  • Boy George -- real name George O'Dowd -- in court on November 22
  • Police: Alleged incident happened in East London in April this year
  • In recent years former Culture Club singer has found fame as DJ
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LONDON, England -- Pop star Boy George has been charged with false imprisonment following a complaint by a 28-year-old man, police in London confirmed to CNN.

The ex-Culture Club singer was charged Monday after appearing alongside his attorney at a London police station, Metropolitan Police spokesman Andrew Newman said.

Newman said the singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was first arrested in April this year over an alleged incident at a premises in Shoreditch, in East London, after a complaint by Auden Karlsen.

"George O'Dowd, 47, was charged with false imprisonment of a 28-year-old male at an address in Ravey Street on the 28 April 2007," he told CNN.

Newman said the singer was released on bail and was bound to appear at the city's Thames Magistrates Court on November 22.

No one from the singer's agents, the William Morris Agency, which is based in New York, was immediately available to comment on the charge.

The star -- whose hits include "Karma Chameleon" and "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" -- quit Culture Club in 1987 and embarked on a short solo career before reinventing himself as a club DJ and launching a fashion label, B-Rude. E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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