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Gary Glitter ordered to pay £508,800 in damages to woman he abused

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

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

She previously secured a “default judgment” in her claim – a ruling in her favour over Glitter’s liability – and on Tuesday Mrs Justice Tipples said the woman was entitled to damages of £508,800.

The judge said in a 13-page ruling: “There is no doubt that the claimant was subject to sexual abuse of the most serious kind by the defendant when she was only 12 years old and that has had very significant adverse impact on the rest of her life.”

File photo dated 28/1/2015 of Gary Glitter, who has been ordered by a High Court judge to pay ?508,800 in damages to one of the women he abused. A victim of the former pop star whose real name is Paul Gaddis, brought a compensation claim against him after suffering "the worst kind" of abuse at his hands. The woman sued Glitter, following his 2015 conviction for abusing her and two other young victims between 1975 and 1980. Issue date: Tuesday June 11, 2024. PA Photo. See PA story COURTS Glitter. Photo credit should read: Philip Toscano/PA Wire
A victim of the former pop star whose real name is Paul Gaddis, brought a compensation claim against him after suffering “the worst kind” of abuse at his hands (Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire)

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

A hearing is expected on Tuesday to consider any interest on the damages and legal costs.

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

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

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

He was found guilty of attempted rape and sexually abusing three girls under the age of 13 in the 1970s and 80s.

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

In another instance, which took place in 1975, Glitter was found to have climbed into the bed of a girl under the age of 10 before raping her.

Sentencing him, judge Alistair McCreath told the court: “It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this dreadful behaviour.”

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 determinate sentence.

Glitter was put back behind bars less than six weeks after walking free when police monitoring showed he had breached his licence conditions by reportedly trying to access the dark web and viewing downloaded images of children.

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