LONDON — An American Vietnam veteran and his girlfriend were each sentenced to four years in prison today for supplying heroin to rock star Boy George.
Steven Luben, 36, and Diane Feiner, 35 and the mother of four, had denied supplying Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, with the drug.
As he was led away after sentencing, Luben shouted, "You have sent two innocent people to prison!"
A third defendant, Anna-Katrina Tinmaung, 28, has pleaded guilty to two charges of supplying heroin to the singer. She will be sentenced next week.
Boy George, who made his name by dressing in heavy makeup and women's clothing, has been convicted of and fined for possession of drugs. A brother, Kevin O'Dowd, is due to appear in court in April on a charge of supplying him with cocaine.