Experts discuss images of convicted sex offender Gary Glitter shared the several gon the run signs of deception – including vocal changes, stuttering and more. You can watch them analyze a snippet of Speaking Glitter below:
In nine discovery + documentary Gary Glitter: something special, experts dissect archive footage of Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – which was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being convicted of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under ee the age of 13.
In a clip, we see Gadd speaking to the press in Vietnamese court in 2006, after being arrested in 2005 for child sex offenses in the country – several years after his initial conviction for possession child pornography in 1999.
A member of the press asks if he’s sorry for what he did, to which he responds after a short pause: “I didn’t do anything.”
Investigating the clip, body language expert Dr Cliff Lansley saYes: “The initial reaction is almost a reaction of disdain and “Who do you think you are, asking these questions?” As he looks at the interviewer. “
Linguistics teacher Dawn Archer adds: “We get a 1.5 second pause, and then he comes forward to speak into the mic, so we end up hearing him at a higher volume. “
Examining how Gadd says “I’m innocent” in the clip, Archer continues: “If someone does some level of distancing or tries to underline something, they’ll say ‘No I’m not, I didn’t do anything, II am innocent’.
“He doesn’t do that level of emphasis at all – he does not use contractions. This signals his paradigm of reality; he is someone whose lens on the world believes his actions are not bad. “
Lansley says we see “a little flash of contempt,” explaining, “The corner of the lips on the left hand the side goes up towards the inside of the cheek. This is activated by what we call the buccinator muscular, which is a reliable indicator of contempt. “
In another clip, we see Gadd interviewed by BBC in a Vietnamese jail that same year.
In the video, Gadd is asked if he has ever slept with an underage girl, to which he replied, “Not to my knowledge.”
Lansley said: “He squeezes his hands together. This is what happens when we experience fear or anxiety. You see his right fingers gripping the back of his left hand. We see a slight rise in his left shoulder.
“In its full extent, a shrug is usually the shoulders up and the hands with the palms facing out. It means “I don’t know what I’m talking about”.“
Noting a rise in Gadd’s voice, he adds: “When we contract with anxiety, it tightens the muscles around the larynx and throat, and it can raise our voices.“
Referring to another point in the interview, Lansley shows Gadd’s raised eyebrows, wide eyes and open mouth.
He keeps on: “We push back the head and the body. When we are attacked and fearful, we move away from the threat. His eyes close, his mouth closes, and then he licks his lips, which signals the level of anxiety.
“This anxiety will dry out the mouth, and the way to make up for a dry mouth is to swallow or lick your lips. “
Elsewhere in the documentary, we hearing experts talk about other key moments, including a 1992 interview on The big breakfast and another interview on It’s your life the same year.
Gary Glitter: something special is available in streaming on discovery + from Saturday 25 September.