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Boy George Busted By Undercover Autograph Hunter :: Skrufff.com

Reported by Tristan Ingram on November 27, 2007

Boy George’s troubles escalated this week when he was served with a writ for £36,000 by a lawyer who dressed up as a clubber and got him to sign it as an autograph as he DJed in Manchester night club Essential.

"He was gobsmacked (flabbergasted- Ed),” a spokesman for legal firm Levy’s told reporters, “As soon as we said, 'You have been served with a statutory declaration' he went, 'Oh!'. He could not understand it.”

The Culture Club star now faces possible bankruptcy proceedings over the debt, which court officials ordered him to pay to former Club GAY USA promoter Kasia Saleh in early November after she sued him for contributing to the failure of her venture. George had been booked to play at the US club though cancelled after he was busted for cocaine in New York in 2005. This week he also appeared in a London court to face charges of falsely imprisoning a man who claims George chained him to a wall in his Shoreditch flat. He now faces a full jury trial on 25 February next year.

Occasional George collaborator Judge Jules was sympathetic to his overall plight, however, telling Skrufff ‘He's a really nice down to earth guy who's been made to pay for being decent.’

Concerning autographs, Jules said he also always tries to sign as many as possible, ‘although right in the middle of a set can take your focus away from DJing’.

“The only time I don’t sign them is if someone throws a pen at me or is rude or aggressive (which occasionally happens),” Jules added, “But apart from that I try to oblige as much as possible.”


Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)