Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay more than £500,000 to a woman he sexually abused as a child

June 11, 2024, 10:31 am | Updated: June 11, 2024, 11:18 am

Gary Glitter.

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Disgraced pop star Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay £500,000 in compensation to a woman he molested when she was a child.

The 80-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted in 2015 of abusing her and two other young people between 1975 and 1980.

A woman he took in when he was 12 is entitled to £508,800, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Judge Tipples said in a 13-page ruling: “There is no doubt that the plaintiff was the victim of the most serious type of sexual abuse by the defendant when she was only 12 years old, which had a very significant adverse impact on the rest of her life.”

This includes £381,000 in lost earnings and £7,800 for future therapy and treatment.

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Photo of Gary Glitter from a Metropolitan Police leaflet.

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The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is unable to work due to the harassment she suffered at the hands of Glitter.

Her lawyer said Glitter’s abuse had a “dramatic and terrible impact” on her life, including her personal relationships.

The singer was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2015 for molesting three schoolgirls, and his sentence expires in 2031.

He was released early last year but returned to prison after he was caught surfing the dark web to download images of children.

Glitter also had convictions for child sex crimes in the UK and Vietnam.

Gary Glitter in 1973

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In 1999, he was sentenced to four months in prison after it was discovered that he had thousands of child abuse images.

In 2002, he was expelled from Cambodia following reports of sexual crimes.

Four years later, in March, he was convicted of sexually abusing two girls, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam and sentenced to two and a half years in prison.