Glitter Abandons Legal Fight
Shamed pop star Gary Glitter has abandoned his legal battle to avoid signing Britain's Sex Offenders Register.
The singer - real name Paul Gadd - was released from a Vietnam prison in August (08) after serving nearly three years for sexually assaulting two girls aged nine and 11.
Gadd was ordered to sign the country's Sex Offenders Register when he arrived back in his native U.K., which allows authorities to keep track of his movements. Offenders are forced to disclose any plans to move house, change their name or travel abroad.
Gaad objected to signing the list, lodging a legal bid to keep his freedom, with his next hearing in the case due to take place on 19 February (09).
But now lawyers for the disgraced star have withdrawn the objection in a letter to Harrow Crown Court, with his attorneys claiming he would not get a fair hearing because of the media interest in the case.
Gaad will now have to sign the register and keep his details registered with court officials for life.