Boy George, whose given name is George O'Dowd, was convicted following an April 28, 2007, incident where the performer restrained Audun Carlsen, a hired escort, against his will when he suspected that Carlsen had taken files from his personal computer, the Associated Press reports. Boy George has been released on bail and will return for sentencing Jan. 16, 2009.
Boy George rose to fame in the 1980's when he joined Michael Craig and John Moss to form the group Culture Club. His hit songs include "Karma Chameleon" and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me." The short-lived 2003 musical Taboo, for which he penned the score and appeared as Leigh Bowery, was produced on Broadway by Rosie O'Donnell. Boy George was Tony-nominated for his score to the musical.