Boy George has been sent for trial charged with falsely imprisoning a male escort by chaining him to a wall.
Boy George was released on conditional bail
The offence is alleged to have taken place at the 46-year-old's home in Ravey Street, Hackney, east London on 28 April this year.
The singer and DJ, whose real name is George O'Dowd, spoke at Thames Magistrates' Court on Thursday only to confirm his name and date of birth.
He will stand trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 25 February 2008.
The former Culture Club frontman was released on conditional bail.