Boy George has been charged with false imprisonment after allegedly chaining a male escort to a wall.
Scotland Yard said the 47-year-old singer and DJ has been charged over an incident at his flat in Shoreditch, east London.
George - real name George O'Dowd - was released on bail and ordered to attend Thames magistrates' court next week.
Scotland Yard said: "George O'Dowd, 47, a musician of Ravey Street, EC2, is charged with the false imprisonment of a 28-year-old in Ravey Street on April 28.
"He has been bailed to return before Thames magistrates' court on November 22."
Last year George was given community service in New York after pleading guilty to falsely reporting a burglary at his lower Manhattan apartment.
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