Gary Glitter ordered to pay half a million pounds to woman he molested | UK news

Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay £508,800 to a woman he molested when she was 12.

In 2015, the disgraced singer was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing three schoolgirls between 1975 and 1980.

He was released last year, but recalled to prison less than six weeks later after violating the terms of his parole.

The woman sued Glitter, and now a judge has awarded her damages after she claimed she was the victim of harassment of the “most serious kind”.

The court heard that she had not worked for decades due to the trauma of being repeatedly raped and “humiliated” by the singer.

The payout includes £381,000 for lost earnings and £7,800 for future therapy.

Her attorney said Glitter’s harassment had a “dramatic and terrible impact” on her work, education and personal life.

“She felt completely ashamed,” said the judge, Mrs Justice Tipples.

“She scrubbed herself in the bathtub every day, sometimes using a pumice stone to ‘scrub her face,’ and she didn’t care what she looked like. The plaintiff simply didn’t want to look like her.”

A pedophile has returned to prison after violating his parole conditions. Photo: Met Police/PA

Glitter, 80, may have to pay even more as legal fees and interest payable on damages will be considered at the next hearing.

The convicted pedophile – whose real name is Paul Gadd – was released in February 2023 after serving half of his sentence.

However, he was back behind bars a few weeks later after reportedly trying to access the dark web and photos of children.

Law firm Slater & Gordon said no amount of money could make up for the abuse, but it went some way towards understanding the “devastation” it caused to the woman’s life.

“Gadd’s refusal to engage in this process only demonstrates his complete lack of remorse, which we will remind the Parole Board of if he makes another application for early release,” said the firm’s Richard Scorer.

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Glitter’s abuse came to light when he became the first person arrested as part of Operation Yewtree – an investigation launched after the Jimmy Savile scandal.

But his loss came years earlier when he pleaded guilty to possessing approximately 4,000 images of child pornography and in 1999 was sentenced to four months in prison.

He was expelled from Cambodia in 2002, and in March 2006 he was convicted of sexually abusing two girls, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam and spent two and a half years in prison.