Hahahaha. When you're a rock star who gets arrested after, uh, falsely reporting a robbery only to have the police come and find coke in your apartment, and then you ask the judge to change the term of your sentence, don't you think you should show up to court to explain why you want that sentence changed? But not Boy George! Manhattan judge Anthony Ferrara issued a warrant for the Culture Club lead singer turned failed Broadway musical impressario for not showing up to a hearing. The AP reports that Boy George, ne George O'Dowd, "was to enter a drug program in England and do five days of community service in Manhattan. He was also supposed to pay a $1,000 fine and a $160 surcharge, and avoid arrest for any reason during the next six months." However, Boy George never paid his fine or went to arrange for his Manhattan community service. Judge Ferrara issued this smackdown to Boy George's lawyer, who did show up, "I put people in jail who don't pay fines. Why shouldn't I do that? I think it's important that Mr. O'Dowd be treated like any other defendant. He did absolutely nothing after walking out of that courtroom."
Judge Ferrara couldn't understand why Boy George hadn't paid the fine, as he "has the means." He even "ridiculed" Boy George's suggestions for community service, which included, "helping teenagers make a public service announcement, holding a fashion and makeup workshop, serving as a D.J. at an HIV/AIDS benefit and doing telephone outreach." Anway, Boy George's lawyer said that he'd be back in NY for a June 26 appearance.