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    Now I understand that being abused as a child increases the chances that one would grow up to be the abuser, and as much as I would like to say that I would have sympathy for anyone abused, I find it impossible to have sympathy for the abused turned abuser. If ANYTHING one would think that being abused would make one less likely to abuse because of the personal knowledge of the damage done. So I guess in a way, the one who was abused who becomes an abuser is the worst type of abuser.

    but this story sounds taken right from the Pete Townsend playbook, so who knows, maybe it'll work for him



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    Gary Glitter broke down in tears as he explained to jurors why he had been in possession of child pornography images.

    Sobbing uncontrollably, the 70-year-old said he had been in a bad place in his life, and was struggling financially, with alcohol and with drugs.

    He issued a tearful apology to his fans saying: "I lost my own dignity, and I am so sorry. I am very sorry."

    Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, denies 10 charges relating to three girls between 1975 and 1980.

    In November 1997, when Glitter went to pick up a Toshiba laptop he had handed to a PC World branch in Bristol, he was arrested, Southwark Crown Court in London heard.

    The engineer who examined the machine had discovered images on it related to child pornography.

    Glitter subsequently admitted responsibility for a "large number" of images - depicting a full range of sexual activity taking place between men and very young children - being on his computer.

    He was jailed for four months in 1999 for the collection of 4,000 images.

    In cross-examination, prosecutor John Price QC, asked the singer: "Why were you looking at pictures of men having sex with young children?"

    Immediately breaking into sobs and reaching for a tissue, Glitter replied: "I was in a very bad place in my life at that time and I had a lot of very serious decisions to make about my future."

    He added that he had invested 200,000 in his own career, and that his record company and fans were demanding a lot from him.
    'I was abused'

    Mr Gadd said that at that stage in his life he was not able to empathise with the child victims of the indecent images that were found on his computer, but added that he now recognised the damage caused to the vulnerable youngsters.

    He said: "I was abused as a child so maybe I was trying to work my own feelings out.

    "Today it would not happen, I have no interest in looking at that awful porn now.

    "[I have] absolutely no interest at all, it has destroyed my life, it has destroyed my family's life and it has most likely destroyed all those poor victims' lives. I have total empathy for those poor children."

    In this trial, Mr Gadd is accused of attempting to rape and indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 13 in 1975.

    Glitter was quizzed about this accusation where it is alleged that the youngster was lying in bed with a friend when he is said to have attacked her.
    'Racked my brains'

    But Glitter said he had no recollection of the girl, asserting that he did not try to rape her and that he had no clue why she had made up the allegations.

    "I can't say why anybody would dislike me," Glitter told jurors. "I did not try to rape her or any other child."

    "I have absolutely racked my brains to wonder why she could say such a terrible thing."

    He is also charged with four counts of indecent assault on a fan in 1977 at hotels in Leicester and Birmingham when she was aged 12 and 13; plying the same girl with alcohol, and having unlawful sexual intercourse with her.

    Two further charges allege he indecently assaulted a girl of 13 on a date between October 1979 and December 1980, in his dressing room at a venue in Watford where he was performing.

    The trial continues.

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    "I was in a very bad place in my life at that time and I had a lot of very serious decisions to make about my future."

    He added that he had invested 200,000 in his own career, and that his record company and fans were demanding a lot from him.
    'I was abused'
    Nothing left to hear...let prison justice run it's course.

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    Who is Gary Glitter?
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Who is Gary Glitter?
    He's a fuckin perverted child molester that should be put down.


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    I's still shocked that sports teams still use that song and enrich Gary Glitter.....I had thought that his story was well know by now, but if Dreidel doesn't know.......maybe others don't

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    I had honestly never even heard his name before that I could remember.

    No one has stopped playing Michael Jackson tunes, or The Who. I know, it was "research". Ok Pete.
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    Sammy's ' Mas Tequila " tune was influenced by it he's listed as a co writer.
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    My Mum tells me that when I was about three, I was absolutely fascinated by Gary Glitter...Whenever he appeared on Top of the Pops, I'd have my nose glued to the screen...It makes me shudder just to think about that now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Sammy's ' Mas Tequila " tune was influenced by it he's listed as a co writer.
    I want to say this was sort of a preemptive thing, like when the Stones list KD Lang as a co-writer on Anybody Seen My Baby to avoid the potential for a lawsuit.

    Anyway, I think you can like a song and hate whoever wrote it. I mean, it's not like I listen to California Dreamin' and all I can think about is John Phillips nail his daughter Mackenzie. I can separate the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    I want to say this was sort of a preemptive thing, like when the Stones list KD Lang as a co-writer on Anybody Seen My Baby to avoid the potential for a lawsuit.

    Anyway, I think you can like a song and hate whoever wrote it. I mean, it's not like I listen to California Dreamin' and all I can think about is John Phillips nail his daughter Mackenzie. I can separate the two.

    Yeah exactly right you can separate the art from the artist.

    Ted Nugent is an example of someone who's personal disposition I dislike but I still love his music nonetheless.

    Same goes with a lot of other situations in life from actors, comedians, athletes and even certain polititions.

    People seem to have a need to boycott the persons livelihood based upon personal matters surrounding their private lives. Not so sure I agree with that but it's just the way it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Yeah exactly right you can separate the art from the artist.

    Ted Nugent is an example of someone who's personal disposition I dislike but I still love his music nonetheless.

    Same goes with a lot of other situations in life from actors, comedians, athletes and even certain polititions.

    People seem to have a need to boycott the persons livelihood based upon personal matters surrounding their private lives. Not so sure I agree with that but it's just the way it is.
    Yeah....listening to the songs is one thing. I could understand some venues not playing them publicly if it meant he gets royalties. Some still do, at least as said at sporting events. He shouldn't see a penny. Pervert needs to disappear.
    btw....I just saw the videotaped arrest of Pete Townsend the other night. That was creepy as hell. I knew what he had done, but had never seen the video. Crazy. Did they do that for Glitter too?
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