After missing a court appearance related to his cocaine charges last fall, Boy George was scolded by a New York judge today and told that unless he completed his community service he would be sent directly to jail, without passing Go.
Said Judge Anthony Ferrara: “You have to do the community service. It’s up to you whether you make it an exercise in humiliation or in humility. If you don’t do the community service, I’ll make you a promise: You’re going through that door.”
Boy George’s lawyer Louis Freeman said the singer would have rather “worked with an HIV/AIDS charity while taking part in an outpatient drug-treatment program for himself.” Instead, George will most likely be doing some form of manual labor: “He’ll probably be raking leaves in Central Park, or something like that.”
I’m not sure how much leaf raking goes on in Central Park before August 28th, but that’s when he’s required to have completed his sentence.