Glitter Accused Of Raping Teenage Aristocrat
Disgraced rocker Gary Glitter is facing more legal woes after a British aristocrat accused him of raping her when she was just 15 years old. Vanessa Grey has kept the alleged abuse a secret for 17 years because she was too ashamed to speak out about it - but she has finally broken her silence in an effort to convince authorities to ban the fallen star from returning to his native U.K. Glitter - real name Paul Gadd - is currently serving a three-year sentence in a Vietnam prison after he was convicted in 2006 of committing obscene acts with two Vietnamese girls, aged just 11 and 12. But Gadd is reportedly set for an early release later this year (08) - and Grey, now 32, is disturbed by the thought of the 63-year-old becoming a free man. Grey claims she first met Glitter in 1990 when she was 14 and was lured onto the star's luxury yacht on several occasions, where he often plied her with champagne. On one occasion, when she was drunk, she alleges Glitter forced her downstairs into the boat's cabin and performed a sex act on her - but was too "confused and vulnerable" to understand what was happening. Weeks later, Grey claims Glitter invited her to his house, where he again gave her champagne and coaxed her into the bedroom before raping her. She says, "Before I knew what was happening he had grabbed my head and forced it towards his crotch. "I was numb with fear. I wanted him to stop and let me go. He was a man of 46 with painted eyebrows and bad breath and he stole my virginity... "After that I never saw Glitter again. I was too ashamed and afraid to tell my parents. I ran away from home at 16 because I felt so sick and was scared Glitter was around every corner." Grey has now told her story to the British authorities in the hope of bringing further charges against the singer. She adds, "Thinking about what Glitter did to me still terrifies me. He left part of me permanently damaged. But the rape made me so utterly ashamed that it is only now - when I heard that he might be coming back to Britain - that I feel strong enough to tell police about my past."