Glitter Threatens To Sue Over Tv 'Hanging'
GARY GLITTER is considering legal action against TV bosses if they broadcast a fictional new show in which he appears to be hanged for his crimes.
The Execution of Gary Glitter, billed as a "courtroom drama shot in the style of a documentary", depicts the paedophile rocker becoming the first person to be tried under a new Capital Crimes Against Children law in an imaginary Britain where the death penalty has been re-introduced.
But lawyers for the shamed star - real name Paul Gadd - fear the programme puts Glitter back in the spotlight against his will, and have written to TV bosses demanding it be withdrawn.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Glitter complained he hadn't seen an advance copy of the film and it would unfairly raise his profile. There was widespread incredulity when his letter landed. There are no plans to shelve the show."
Gadd was jailed in Vietnam in 2005 for sexually assaulting two young girls. He was released in 2008 and returned to his native Britain.
The 90-minute film is due to air on Monday (09Nov09) in the U.K.