Incarcerated George Michael ‘to launch legal bid for freedom’September 17th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Incarcerated George Michael has claimed that his eight-week sentence is “excessive” and is set to launch a legal bid for freedom today.
The former Wham! Star’s barrister Mukul Chawla is expected to appeal at Blackfriars Crown Court for the singer’s release today.
He will claim that his eight-week sentence for crashing his 80,000-pound Range Rover into a Snappy Snaps shop in Hampstead while under the influence of drugs was “manifestly excessive”.
And he will argue that bail should be granted because Michael’s jail term could have ended by the time any appeal is heard.
“George is desperate to get out of Pentonville and still can’t quite believe he’s there,” the Sun quoted an insider as saying.
“He’s pinning all his hopes on a judge giving him bail,” added the insider.
George, who has a history of drug problems, has already failed in one bail attempt.
And yesterday, as gay lover Kenny Goss visited him in prison, the jailbird begged: Help me get out of here.
The couple wept as they met in a private room along with George’s manager and another man.
“George greeted Kenny and they started crying,” a source as said. (ANI)
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