The singer, who is being tried under his real name, George O’Dowd, is accused of handcuffing escort Auden Carlsen, 29, and beating him with a metal chain.
Referring to O’Dowd‘s fitness, Adrian Waterman QC, defending, told jurors at east London‘s Snaresbrook Crown Court: “With the greatest of respect to George O’Dowd he is not someone you could describe as terribly fit. He has put on a few pounds since the ’80s. He is not going to be a match for Audun Carlsen.”
Waterman added that Carlsen‘s explanation of the incident was riddled with inconsistencies, reports (The Telegraph).
As NME.COM previously reported, O’Dowd admits handcuffing Carlsen but denies intending on harming him. The singer reasons that he suspected Carlsen of tampering with his computer during a previous meeting between the two.
The incident is alleged to have taken place at O’Dowd‘s east London flat in November 2007. The trial continues.