Gary Glitter’s big hit, “Rock & Roll Part 2,” used to be a staple at sporting events, but the song’s creator has a long history of being on the wrong side of the law — and we’re not talking jaywalking. Glitter has been imprisoned for child sex abuse and is a known pedophile.
Now he has been swept up in the current Jimmy Savile scandal in the U.K. and was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of abuse and then released on bail.
The late Savile was the popular host of “Top of the Pops” and the children’s show “Jim’ll Fix It,” and has been accused of “hundreds” of assaults and rapes of minors during his tenure at the BBC, according to the Globe and Mail.
He and Glitter, Scotland Yard alleges, both used “Top of the Pops” to lure victims, assaulting young girls in Savile’s dressing room. If the BBC attempted a cover-up, it could be of Catholic Church-Penn State proportions, especially since the police are hinting at even more celebrity involvement in the pedo party.
The question is: How much did the media giant know about the stars’ alleged behavior, and when did they know it?
TRYIN’ TO MOVE ON UP
Forget the billion-dollar grab of Michael Jackson’s fortune: The real scramble for cashola is coming from the Sherman Hemsley estate.
The actor, who played George Jefferson on “The Jeffersons,” died in El Paso, Texas, three months ago, but he has yet to be buried, according to Fox online.
Two people have come forward claiming to be relatives of the actor and insist they should be his intended beneficiaries — not the woman he officially left his money to, his former manager and live-in “friend,” Flora Enchinton.
A long-lost cousin and someone who claims to be Hemsley’s half brother have emerged from the proverbial woodwork and called the will into question. The actor’s corpse has been chilling in limbo until it’s all sorted out.
Here’s the real kicker: Hemsley’s “fortune” is valued at a reported $50,000. Perhaps they have him confused with someone who actually owns a successful chain of dry cleaning stores and lived in a deluxe apartment in the sky?
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