Jim Davidson has visited pedophile pop star Gary Glitter in prison and claims he has remorse and wants to start a “new life”.
The controversial comedian, 67, says the 77-year-old sex offender is sorry for his appalling crimes.
Davidson claims he went to visit the disgraceful musician at HMP The Verne in Portland, Dorset.
Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – is currently serving a 16-year sentence after being convicted of assaulting young girls.
Davidson said: “I spoke to Paul when I visited The Verne two years ago.
“He has remorse and he seemed ready to start a new life.”
Glitter – real name Paul Gadd – is currently serving a 16-year sentence after being convicted
Davidson claims he went to visit shameful HMP The Verne musician in Portland
Davidson said: “I spoke to Paul when I visited The Verne two years ago” in the comments
It comes just weeks after reports he could be released from prison in a few months.
The suggestion sparked outrage from one of his victims, known only as Diem, who said he “will always be a terrible danger to young girls.”
Probation staff could always decide to keep him in jail if they think he poses a risk to the children.
And even if released, he would still be subject to conditions and eligible for a recall until his 16-year sentence was served.
He will also remain on the sex offender registry for life.
But the idea of Glitter’s release sparked the ire of one of his victims in Vietnam – where the singer was jailed separately for child sex offenses.
The disgraced star could be moved from HMP The Verne (pictured) in Portland, Dorset
Glitter (pictured left in 1974) was jailed in 2016 in the UK for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980. The court heard that Glitter (pictured right in 1974) was at the height of his fame as pop star when he attacked two of the girls, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage to his dressing room
The woman, now 26, but who was sexually assaulted by Glitter in the Southeast Asian country when she was just 10, told The Sun: “He will always be a terrible danger for young girls.
“It’s terrifying to think that he might be free soon, even though he’s halfway around the world from me.”
Glitter was jailed in 2015 in the UK for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
He denied having done so. But, after a trial, he was found guilty and sentenced for attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under 13.
The court heard Glitter was at the height of his pop star glory when he attacked two of the girls, aged 12 and 13, after inviting them backstage at his dressing room.
Her youngest victim was under 10 when he slipped into bed and attempted to rape her in 1975.
Glitter (pictured) was later arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree – a UK-wide police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against a number of prominent celebrities, including Jimmy Savile
In February, The Sun reported how Glitter received a coronavirus vaccine before his victims and the prison officers guarding him at HMP The Verne (pictured)
His pedophilia was first exposed in 1997 when he was caught with 4,000 images of child sexual abuse.
He was also charged at the same time, but acquitted, of sexual activity with an underage girl in the 1970s.
Glitter was then deported from Cambodia on charges of child sexual abuse, before settling in Vietnam, where he called himself Larry Brilliante.
In 2006, in Vietnam, he was jailed for sexually assaulting two girls aged 11 and 12.
After serving his sentence in Vietnam, Glitter was deported to the UK.
He was later arrested in connection with Operation Yewtree – a UK-wide police investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against a number of prominent celebrities, including Jimmy Savile.
But, having now served seven years in prison, last week Glitter was officially informed by the governors of The Verne that he had been nominated for his move.
Justice Secretary Robert Buckland is believed to have the power to block the move, the newspaper reports.
A spokesperson for the Department of Justice told MailOnline that Glitter is not due for release until 2023.