Gary Glitter, who is jailed in Vietnam for child molestation, says he hopes to win his appeal and restore some honor and dignity to his family and supporters.
Glitter, 61, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison by a Vietnamese court March 3. He was charged with committing obscene acts with two girls, ages 10 and 11, at his rented seaside villa and at a hotel.
The People’s Supreme Court of Appeals in Ho Chi Minh City will hear his case May 19, the Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper said Sunday.
“I haven’t done anything,” Glitter said Tuesday in an interview with British Broadcasting Corp. television.
“It was only till recently that I found out that underage is 18 in this country ... but I don’t believe that I slept with anybody under 18 in this country,” he said.
Glitter, who served four months in prison in Britain in 1999 for possessing child pornography, said he would not condone sexual relations with an 11-year-old.
Asked whether he envisioned his future in Britain, Glitter said, “I don’t think about the future, I’m in prison.”
“The only thing I think about is trying to win the appeal, and trying to put some honor and dignity back to my family, my friends and the fans who have supported me all this time,” he said.
Glitter’s crowd-pleasing “Rock and Roll” anthem is still played at sporting events.