Convicted pedophile Gary Glitter will miss his 1972 stadium anthem “Rock and Roll Part II” used in “Joker”, The New York Times reported Thursday.
A representative for Snapper Music, which owns the primary rights to the 75-year-old music, told the outlet that Glitter “is not entitled to, and we have not paid him, royalties.”
A representative of Universal Music Publishing Group said the Los Angeles Times in a statement: “Gary Glitter’s editorial interest in the copyright of his songs belongs to UMPG and others, so UMPG does not pay him any royalties or other consideration. “
“Joker,” which was directed by Todd Phillips, uses the track during one of the movie’s biggest scenes, in which Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the comic book villain / anti-hero, dances down a grand staircase.
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Initially, several outlets indicated that the disgraced glam rocker could be in line for royalties, while others speculated that he would simply receive a one-time fee. At the time, Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The disgraced glam rocker, born Paul Gadd, was convicted by a British jury in 2015 of a series of sexual abuse offenses against three young girls in the 1970s. Glitter was convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual relations with a girl under 13.
“Paul Gadd turned out to be a habitual sexual predator who took advantage of the star status bestowed upon him by targeting young girls who trusted him and were in awe of his fame,” Detective Inspector Michael said at the time. Orchard. “His lack of remorse and defending the victims for lying makes his crimes all the more indefensible.”
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Glitter was also convicted of a series of sex crimes prior to the 2015 verdict, including child pornography and “obscene acts with children”.
“Joker” exceeded industry and studio expectations as well as its production budget of $ 55 million during a very successful opening weekend. Internationally, “Joker” added $ 123.7 million in 79 markets, bringing its worldwide total to $ 543.9 million after just 12 days in theaters.
Warner Bros. said Sunday that “Joker” added about $ 55 million to North American theaters over the weekend, bringing its national total to $ 192.7 million. It was also very popular at the Venice Film Festival.
The origin story of the classic Batman villain has also created a major buzz in Hollywood that the film will finally get 44-year-old Phoenix an Oscar.
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Brian Flood of Fox News and Associated Press contributed to this report.