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aka Georgios Panayiotou
Ex-WHAM! musician, long denied rumors of being gay until he was caught by police in a particularly cruisy Beverly Hills restroom.
|7 Apr 1998
||Pop singer George Michael is arrested by an undercover police officer after wanking in front him in a public toilet. One of our rotten.com staffers has checked out the restroom (at Will Rogers Memorial Park in Beverly Hills) and reports that it continues to be "cruisy."
|12 Jul 2002
||In Britain, pop singer George Michael complains to ITV1's Tonight With Trevor McDonald that he cannot safely return to the United States after a critical story in the New York Post: "It's been very heavily inferred that I was actually an al Qaeda sympathiser, that somehow I thought that there was something not horrific and shocking about the attacks on September 11. I was trying to do some damage control because my life was in danger. Americans are very reactionary right now and I -- because of that article -- cannot return to America, even though my partner lives there."