Singer and DJ Boy George chained a male prostitute to the wall of his apartment, a London court heard today.

Snaresbrook Crown Court was told that 28-year-old Auden Carlsen met the former Culture Club star on dating website Gaydar in 2007 and agreed to go to his flat in London’s Shoreditch late one night for a “photo session.”

The pair took cocaine and George – real name George O’Dowd – performed a sex act on Carlsen and paid him £300.

In the following months the pop star sent the prostitute a series of messages on Gaydar and eventually arranged to meet again.

On April 28th Carlsen returned to the apartment and O’Dowd, who believed that Carlsen had tampered with his computers, chained him up, the court was told.

He fled the apartment the next morning in his underwear after working his bonds loose and rang police from a local shop.

The fire brigade were called out to cut his handcuffs off.

O’Dowd was arrested in May, charged in November and released on bail.

He denies false imprisonment.

The trial continues.