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    Thu, 02 Feb 2006 15:44:59

    Boy George Prepares to Fight Drug Rap - Singer will fight cocaine possession charges.

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    Flamboyant pop singer Boy George -- known to the courts as George O'Dowd -- appeared in a Manhattan courtroom this week to answer charges of cocaine possession. While saying nothing during his time in court, the singer did proclaim his innocence to reporters waiting outside the courthouse. Following a postponement, the case is scheduled to begin on March 8.

    O'Dowd's latest troubles began innocuously enough. On October 7, 2005, he phoned authorities in New York City to report a burglary at his residence. But during the following investigation, police discovered cocaine in O'Dowd's apartment, leading to the charge of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance. Court papers suggest that 13 small bags of cocaine were retrieved during the search. O'Dowd is additionally charged with filing a false police report.

    The former Culture Club frontman maintains his innocence, and his attorney, Lou Freeman, claims that the cocaine was likely left by a member of the singer's still-large entourage. O'Dowd already has the sort of drug baggage that Behind The Music producers drool over; following the breakout success of Culture Club and their smash hit "Karma Chameleon," Boy George began a battle with heroin addiction, later documented in his 1995 autobiography Take It Like A Man. He would survive, but others in his inner circle were not so lucky; sometime Culture Club keyboardist Michael Rudetski died of a heroin overdose while at O'Dowd's home.

    Most recently, Boy George wrote and starred in the stage musical Taboo -- which enjoyed a successful run in London before failing on Broadway -- and made a guest appearance on I Am A Bird Now, last year's highly acclaimed album by Antony & The Johnsons.

    -- The ARTISTdirect Staff
    02.02.06



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