Gary Glitter ordered to pay £508,800 in compensation to the woman he molested

Gary Glitter has been ordered to pay more than £500,000 in compensation to one of his victims who took him to the High Court.

The woman is suing Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, after his 2015 conviction for abusing her and two other young people between 1975 and 1980.

She had previously obtained a “default judgment” in her claim – a ruling in her favor on Glitter’s liability – and on Tuesday, Judge Tipples found the woman was entitled to £508,800 in damages.

The judge 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.”

The former pop star’s victim, whose real name is Paul Gadd, has brought a compensation claim against him after suffering the “worst kind” of abuse at his hands (Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

Judge Tipples said the six-figure sum included £381,000 in lost earnings and £7,800 for future therapy and treatment.

A hearing is expected to be held on Tuesday to consider interest on damages and legal costs.

At a March hearing, the High Court in London heard that the woman – who cannot be named for legal reasons – has been unable to work for decades as a result of harassment.

Her attorney, Jonathan Metzer, said Glitter’s abuse had a “dramatic and terrible impact” on her education, work and personal relationships.

In 2015, Glitter was sentenced to 16 years in prison for sexually abusing three schoolgirls. His sentence expires in February 2031.

He was found guilty of attempted rape and sexual abuse of three girls under the age of 13 in the 1970s and 1980s.

Two schoolgirls were attacked by Glitter after he invited them into his dressing room after a performance, separating them from their mothers.

In another case, which occurred in 1975, Glitter was discovered to have entered the bed of a girl under the age of 10 and raped her.

Sentencing him, Judge Alistair McCreath told the court: “It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this terrible behavior.”

He was automatically released from HMP The Verne, a low-security prison in Portland, Dorset, in February last year after serving half of his fixed-term sentence.

Glitter was thrown back into prison less than six weeks after his release when police monitoring found he had breached license conditions by trying to access the dark web and viewing downloaded images of children.