LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) British police charged pop singer Boy George with false imprisonment today after media reports said he chained a man to a wall at his London home.
Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was released on police bail and is scheduled to appear in court on November 22.
''George O'Dowd...is charged with false imprisonment of a 28-year-old male...on April 28, 2007,'' a police spokeswoman said.
The 47-year-old former Culture Club frontman was arrested in May after a 28-year-old man accused him of ''false imprisonment and common assault'' at the singer's London home.
British media reports said the singer had allegedly chained the man to a wall. Boy George's brother Kevin said at the time of his arrest that the singer found the allegations ''hilarious''.
Last year Boy George was ordered to sweep the streets of Manhattan by a American court after charges stemming from an incident when police responded to his call reporting a burglary and found cocaine in his apartment.
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