Boy George scheduled to emerge in New York court on drugs charges

Former Culture Club front man and singer Boy George was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday on narcotics charges. It was not immediately known whether Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, would show up in court or have his lawyers request another adjournment. At the last court date on Dec. 19, New York Criminal Court Judge Patricia Nunez adjourned the case until Feb.1 at the request of defense and prosecution lawyers. At the time, George's lawyer, Lewis Freeman, said George had been excused from the court date so he could work on literary and recording projects in England. George, 44, is famous for his androgynous persona and Culture Club hits, including "Karma Chameleon" and "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?"

He was arrested Oct. 7 on drug charges after he called police to report what he said was a pre-dawn burglary in his Manhattan apartment.

Officers arrived at George's apartment and discovered a small amount of cocaine next to a computer, police said.

George was released the next day without bail after being arraigned on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, allegedly more than one-eighth of an ounce (3.5 grams) of cocaine, Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney's office, said at the time, reports the AP.


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