16 Ways Prince George’s Life Is So Much Better Than OursBuilders Call Out To Women On Their Way To Work. Trust Us, It’s Not Wh17 Reasons Why Life Is So Much Better When You’re A Geek Girl21 Things That Went Down At EVERY Primary SchoolAdvice The Game Of Thrones Cast Would Give To Their Characters

George Michael left in tears by sentence

George Michael left in tears by sentence
George Michael was inconsolable after he was sentenced to eight weeks in prison for driving under the influence of drugs yesterday (14.09.10).
George Michael "cried like a baby" when he was jailed yesterday (14.09.10).
The 'Freedom' singer was inconsolable when he returned to a holding cell to be transferred to London's Pentonville Prison shortly after being sentenced to eight weeks in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of drugs at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.
Cellmate Richard Hayes told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I couldn't believe it was George Michael standing in front of me. When the door shut behind him, he didn't know what to do. He was in pieces.
"He kept repeating, 'I can't believe this has happened to me.' I told him to come and sit down, asked him what happened and he just put his head in his hands.
"He was crying his eyes out, he was sobbing. He was like a little boy.
"I told George to sit down. To be honest with you, he was sh**ing himself. I tried to reassure him, but he just held his head in his hands and stayed in the corner."
Though George - who was caught slumped at the wheel of his car after crashing into a photography shop in Hampstead, north London, on July 4 - had admitted the offence, his lawyer revealed in court yesterday that he remembered very little about the night, including his drug intake.
His barrister Mukul Chawla QC said: "Mr. Michael has asked his lawyers to express his profound shame and horror. The shame and horror arises from the fact he recognised his actions had the effect of causing other road users to be in danger.
"That stark fact is something of which he is greatly ashamed. He spent the evening watching TV. He can't say precisely when, but he smoked cannabis. He has been a smoker of cannabis for many years."
The court heard the 47-year-old singer couldn't remember when he had lost control of his car as he travelled between his house in Highgate, north London, to his other home in nearby Hampstead but "he thinks he was towards the end of the journey."
Though lawyers for the singer - who has previously been arrested five times on other drug and driving charges - asked for him to receive a non-custodial sentence, District Judge John Perkins said his background was of too much "concern", though credited him for checking into rehab shortly after the incident.
He said: "I accept entirely you have shown remorse.
"There's no question you have supported many charities and made a difference to many people's lives for the better.
"Your record is of concern. I must have regard to the sentencing guidelines."
The singer's long-term partner Kenny Goss cried as the sentence was read out.
George - real name Georgios Panayiotou - is expected to serve four weeks in prison.

Published by editorial staff Entertainment
15 Sep 2010
Special offers...
Our partners
Advertising


Don't miss...
Fatigue fighters: 8 foods that boost your energyInspirational quotes: Wise words from famous women
Oscars Red Carpet Pictures QUIZ: How Much Of A Harry Potter Fan Are You?
Most Popular
24h
1 Week
1 Month
21 Things That Went Down At EVERY Primary School
22/07/2014
Builders Call Out To Women On Their Way To Work. Trust Us, It’s Not What You Think
22/07/2014
17 Reasons Why Life Is So Much Better When You’re A Geek Girl
22/07/2014
Angelina Jolie “stunned” after Maddox asks about Jennifer Aniston
04/10/2013
Baby on the way! 10 ways Kate Middleton is breaking royal rules
22/07/2013
Advice The Game Of Thrones Cast Would Give To Their Characters
21/07/2014
16 Ways Prince George’s Life Is So Much Better Than Ours
22/07/2014
Benedict Cumberbatch talks marriage and his perfect woman
30/07/2013
Guilty Dog Showers Baby With Presents After Making Her Cry
21/07/2014
Husband Sends His Wife Spreadsheet Of Every Time She Refused To Have Sex With Him
21/07/2014
 

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
  OK
Find us on...
         

Copyright © 1999-2014 soFeminine.co.uk
This week: Food & Drink Special : recipes from A to Z, by country, by duration, by type - Surnames - E-cards
Axel Springer Group: Idealo.co.uk