According to Sky News:
“The former Culture Club frontman imprisoned Audun Carlsen during a drug-fuelled naked photoshoot at his flat in east London.
“Sentencing the musician - real name George O'Dowd - the judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court said he was guilty of "gratuitous violence".
“The judge also condemned his "premeditated", "callous", and "degrading" actions which "traumatised" his victim.
“Norwegian Mr Carlsen, 29, fled in his underpants and alerted police after the attack, in April 2007."
Mr. Carlsen escaped the flogging in his underwear. By Hollywood standards, it’s no big thing.