Gary Glitter sufferer searching for six-figure sum after suing him for impacts of kid abuse | EUROtoday

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A sufferer of Gary Glitter is searching for round half one million kilos in her compensation declare in opposition to the paedophile former pop star over the psychiatric injury she suffered because of his abuse.

The girl is suing Glitter – whose actual title is Paul Gadd – following his 2015 conviction for abusing her and two different younger victims between 1975 and 1980.

The girl’s lawyer advised London’s High Court that she was searching for damages for “profound and long-lasting consequences” for the abuse she endured when she was 12 years previous.

She had beforehand secured a “default judgement” in her declare, which means a ruling in her favour over Glitter’s legal responsibility.

At a listening to on Wednesday, the court docket heard the lady – who can’t be named for authorized causes – has been unable to work for a number of a long time because of the abuse.

A sufferer of former pop star Gary Glitter is bringing a compensation declare in opposition to him after struggling ‘the worst kind’ of abuse at his fingers, a High Court decide was advised

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The court docket heard that a part of her damages bid features a declare for £20,000 per yr for 40 years, overlaying the time she has been unable to work, though any award is more likely to be lowered.

Jonathan Metzer, talking on behalf of the lady, mentioned Glitter’s abuse had a “dramatic and terrible impact” on her schooling, work and private relationships.

He advised the High Court in London: “One can only begin to imagine the profound pain felt by someone who has experienced such shocking abuse… then suffered from feelings of shame and worthlessness.”

The barrister mentioned his consumer was “plagued by thoughts of self-blame”, including that her mom was a fan of Glitter’s music.

Mr Metzer mentioned: “You may have concluded that his status as a rock star created a substantial imbalance of power that he exploited.

“There was an abuse of trust… her mother was beguiled by the defendant.”

Glitter didn’t attend the earlier listening to, nor was he represented by a lawyer, with the High Court advised he had not up to now engaged with the civil case. Mrs Justice Tipples mentioned she would give her choice in early May.

Court artist sketch of former glam rock singer Gary Glitter who was jailed for16 years for sexually abusing three schoolgirls

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It comes after the Parole Board rejected Glitter’s bid to be free of jail in a choice printed on February 7.

Glitter was jailed for 16 years in 2015 for sexually abusing three schoolgirls. His sentence expires in February 2031.

He was routinely launched from HMP The Verne, a low-security jail in Portland, Dorset, in February final yr after serving half of his fixed-term determinate sentence.

Glitter was put again behind bars lower than six weeks after strolling free when police monitoring confirmed he had breached his licence circumstances by reportedly attempting to entry the darkish net and viewing downloaded photographs of kids.

In the late Nineties, the ex-pop star was jailed for possessing hundreds of kid abuse photographs.

In 2002, he was expelled from Cambodia amid reviews of intercourse crime allegations and in March 2006 he was convicted of sexually abusing two ladies, aged 10 and 11, in Vietnam, and spent two-and-a-half years in jail.

The offences for which he was jailed in 2015 got here to gentle as a part of Operation Yewtree, the Metropolitan Police investigation launched within the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.