Boy George Released From Jail Early

May 11 2009, Published 8:45 a.m. ET

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He did a little longer inside than Paris Hilton. But Boy George still got off pretty lightly with his jail term.

The '80s pop star was sentenced to 15 months for assaulting and imprisoning a prostitute.

But, according to reports from the UK, he was released Monday after serving just four months at Edmunds Hill Prison in Suffolk, England.

The Culture Club singer, who's real name is George O’Dowd, got out early for good behavior, but will have to wear an ankle tag and be on a curfew for the rest of his sentence.

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The star was convicted on Jan. 16 this year of falsely imprisoning and assaulting Norwegian male prostitue Audun Carlsen, after he shackled him to a wall and whipped him with a chain in his London apartment.

According to witnesses who saw him leave the jail, his time inside seemed to have done him good. He was said to be looking "healthier and happier" than he did before he went in.


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