UK Court Orders Singer Gary Glitter To Pay S*x Abuse Victim £508k

The British music artist Paul Gadd, formerly known as Gary Glitter, has been forced to pay £508,800 in damages to a lady he s*xually abused when she was 12.

The decision follows Gadd’s 2015 conviction for molesting the claimant and two other young women between 1975 and 1980.

The claimant had already obtained a “default judgment” in her favour regarding Gadd’s culpability.

Amanda Tipples, the case’s judge, issued a thorough 13-page verdict on Tuesday confirming the woman’s right to £508,800 in damages.

“There is no doubt that the claimant was subject to s*xual abuse of the most serious kind by the defendant when she was only 12 years old and that has had a very significant adverse impact on the rest of her life,” the judge said.

The six-figure sum awarded covers £381,000 in lost wages and £7,800 in future therapy and treatment expenditures.

During a March hearing, the high court in London learned that the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been unable to work for several decades as a result of the abuse she has suffered.

Jonathan Metzer, her lawyer, stated that the abuse has had a “dramatic and terrible impact” on her education, employment, and personal relationships.

The 80-year-old was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2015 for s*xually abusing three schoolgirls; his sentence will expire in February 2031.

He was automatically released from HMP The Verne, a low-security prison in Portland, Dorset, in February last year after serving half his term. However, he was re-incarcerated less than six weeks later for allegedly violating his parole conditions by attempting to access the dark web and viewing downloaded photographs of children.

A parole hearing in January found that Gadd should not be released. The parole board expressed worry about his persistent lack of victim empathy and refusal to participate in any programs aimed at addressing his offending, as well as his continued denial of having s*xual interest in children.

A hearing is set for Tuesday to consider any interest on the damages and legal fees.

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