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December 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Former rock star Gary Glitter paid $4,000 to the families of two Vietnamese girls he is accused of sexually abusing, his lawyer said, in exchange for their cooperation. Glitter, who won fame as a flamboyant glam rocker in the 1970s, gave $2,000 each to the families of two girls, ages 11 and 12, after they agreed to write letters to the court asking that the case be dropped, lawyer Le Thanh Kinh said Wednesday. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, has been held in prison since Nov.
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August 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Mobbed by photographers and greeted by police, faded ex-rocker Gary Glitter arrived in Britain on Friday at the end of a four-day odyssey after being deported from Vietnam for molesting children. Glitter's lawyer quickly declared that he had been unfairly convicted and announced the singer's intention to clear his name. London seemed to be the last place Glitter, 64, wanted to be, but his native country was also apparently his only choice. After he was released from a Vietnamese prison Tuesday, Glitter headed first to Thailand, where he was told he was not welcome.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Authorities freed British glam rocker Gary Glitter from prison in southern Vietnam on Tuesday, sending the convicted child molester into an uncertain future after nearly three years of confinement. Guards removed Glitter, 64, from the Thu Duc prison in Binh Thuan province and transported him Tuesday to the Ho Chi Minh City airport, said prison director Tran Huu Thong. He was seen at the airport boarding a plane to Bangkok shortly before 9 p.m. Vietnamese authorities planned to deport Glitter immediately back to Britain, said his lawyer, Le Thanh Kinh.
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August 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Disgraced rocker Gary Glitter left Thailand for London, a British Foreign Office spokesman confirmed Thursday, ending a two-day odyssey after his release from a Vietnamese prison where he served time for molesting children. Glitter, 64, had twice been refused entry into Thailand and once turned away from Hong Kong since he was deported from Vietnam on Tuesday. The former rocker, a British citizen whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, had originally been booked to fly to London on a Thai Airways flight out of Ho Chi Minh City.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
British glam rocker Gary Glitter, who served nearly three years in a Vietnamese prison for molesting children, was denied entry to Hong Kong after refusing to return to England, officials said Wednesday. Glitter flew to Hong Kong on Wednesday night after staying in the transit area of Bangkok's international airport for several hours. He'd flown there Tuesday after being released from prison and deported by Vietnam. "The Chinese authorities have informed us that they have refused Paul Gadd entry into Hong Kong," a spokeswoman for Britain's Foreign Office said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Disgraced rocker Gary Glitter left Thailand for London, a British Foreign Office spokesman confirmed Thursday, ending a two-day odyssey after his release from a Vietnamese prison where he served time for molesting children. Glitter, 64, had twice been refused entry into Thailand and once turned away from Hong Kong since he was deported from Vietnam on Tuesday. The former rocker, a British citizen whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, had originally been booked to fly to London on a Thai Airways flight out of Ho Chi Minh City.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2006 | From Associated Press
Veteran British rocker Gary Glitter went on trial in Vietnam on Thursday on charges he molested two underage Vietnamese girls. Entering the closed courtroom, Glitter made a two-fingered victory sign and said only one word: "Innocent." The former glam rocker has been accused of committing obscene acts, including kissing, fondling and other physical acts, with a 10-year-old and 11-year-old at his rented house in the southern port city of Vung Tau last year. He has denied the allegations.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2006 | From Associated Press
Former British rocker Gary Glitter was formally charged Friday on suspicion of committing obscene acts with two girls ages 10 and 11 at a Vietnamese resort town, prosecutors said. Glitter, 61, who won fame as a flamboyant glam rocker in the 1970s, is accused of kissing and engaging in other physical acts with the girls at his rental home in the southern coastal town of Vung Tau, prosecutor Nguyen Van Xung said. The charges carry prison terms of three to seven years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2006 | From Associated Press
British glam rocker Gary Glitter will go on trial March 2 in Vietnam on charges of committing obscene acts with two underage girls, the presiding judge said Monday. The trial is expected to last two days, said Hoang Thanh Tung, who will oversee the trial in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Mobbed by photographers and greeted by police, faded ex-rocker Gary Glitter arrived in Britain on Friday at the end of a four-day odyssey after being deported from Vietnam for molesting children. Glitter's lawyer quickly declared that he had been unfairly convicted and announced the singer's intention to clear his name. London seemed to be the last place Glitter, 64, wanted to be, but his native country was also apparently his only choice. After he was released from a Vietnamese prison Tuesday, Glitter headed first to Thailand, where he was told he was not welcome.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2008 | From the Associated Press
British glam rocker Gary Glitter, who served nearly three years in a Vietnamese prison for molesting children, was denied entry to Hong Kong after refusing to return to England, officials said Wednesday. Glitter flew to Hong Kong on Wednesday night after staying in the transit area of Bangkok's international airport for several hours. He'd flown there Tuesday after being released from prison and deported by Vietnam. "The Chinese authorities have informed us that they have refused Paul Gadd entry into Hong Kong," a spokeswoman for Britain's Foreign Office said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Authorities freed British glam rocker Gary Glitter from prison in southern Vietnam on Tuesday, sending the convicted child molester into an uncertain future after nearly three years of confinement. Guards removed Glitter, 64, from the Thu Duc prison in Binh Thuan province and transported him Tuesday to the Ho Chi Minh City airport, said prison director Tran Huu Thong. He was seen at the airport boarding a plane to Bangkok shortly before 9 p.m. Vietnamese authorities planned to deport Glitter immediately back to Britain, said his lawyer, Le Thanh Kinh.
SPORTS
September 3, 2006 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
Among the big names not making the final cut for the NFL's regular season: Gary Glitter. Glitter's glam-rock oldie, "Rock and Roll (Part 2)," is a staple at American sporting events, but the NFL has asked teams to stop playing the song in the aftermath of Glitter's conviction for child sexual abuse. Some teams have begun polling fans for replacement songs. So far the Kansas City Chiefs have switched to "Boom" by P.O.D.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2006 | From Associated Press
Veteran British rocker Gary Glitter went on trial in Vietnam on Thursday on charges he molested two underage Vietnamese girls. Entering the closed courtroom, Glitter made a two-fingered victory sign and said only one word: "Innocent." The former glam rocker has been accused of committing obscene acts, including kissing, fondling and other physical acts, with a 10-year-old and 11-year-old at his rented house in the southern port city of Vung Tau last year. He has denied the allegations.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2006 | From Associated Press
British glam rocker Gary Glitter will go on trial March 2 in Vietnam on charges of committing obscene acts with two underage girls, the presiding judge said Monday. The trial is expected to last two days, said Hoang Thanh Tung, who will oversee the trial in southern Ba Ria Vung Tau province.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2006 | From Associated Press
Former British rocker Gary Glitter was formally charged Friday on suspicion of committing obscene acts with two girls ages 10 and 11 at a Vietnamese resort town, prosecutors said. Glitter, 61, who won fame as a flamboyant glam rocker in the 1970s, is accused of kissing and engaging in other physical acts with the girls at his rental home in the southern coastal town of Vung Tau, prosecutor Nguyen Van Xung said. The charges carry prison terms of three to seven years.
SPORTS
September 3, 2006 | Mike Penner, Times Staff Writer
Among the big names not making the final cut for the NFL's regular season: Gary Glitter. Glitter's glam-rock oldie, "Rock and Roll (Part 2)," is a staple at American sporting events, but the NFL has asked teams to stop playing the song in the aftermath of Glitter's conviction for child sexual abuse. Some teams have begun polling fans for replacement songs. So far the Kansas City Chiefs have switched to "Boom" by P.O.D.
WORLD
March 4, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A Vietnamese court sentenced former British glam rocker Gary Glitter to three years in prison for molesting two Vietnamese girls, with the judge condemning him for "disgusting and sick" behavior. Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was found guilty of committing obscene acts with two girls, ages 10 and 11, at his rented seaside villa in Vung Tau last year. The former rock star showed no emotion while the verdict was read but afterward shouted, "I haven't done anything!
NEWS
December 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
Former rock star Gary Glitter paid $4,000 to the families of two Vietnamese girls he is accused of sexually abusing, his lawyer said, in exchange for their cooperation. Glitter, who won fame as a flamboyant glam rocker in the 1970s, gave $2,000 each to the families of two girls, ages 11 and 12, after they agreed to write letters to the court asking that the case be dropped, lawyer Le Thanh Kinh said Wednesday. Glitter, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, has been held in prison since Nov.
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