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Glitter's Hush Money Exposed

The Sun on Sunday Newspaper - June 2016

After information gathered from our whistleblower was given to The Sun on Sunday newspaper a full investigation was launched.

The newspaper flew reporters to Vietnam to help track down the evidence to prove the story.

After weeks of hard work a full two page spread story was run in the newspaper.
 
Our investigation reveals sick star is funnelling money to ex-prostitute, Bui Thi Cam Tu, to help cover up full extent of evil crimes
 
JAILED paedophile Gary Glitter has paid £30,000 “hush money” to a former child sex fixer in Vietnam.

Glitter — who was jailed for 16 years in Britain last year for molesting youngsters — has the money sent to an ex-prostitute.

Glitter channels up to £600 a month from a private pension to a relative, who sends it to Bui Thi Cam Tu.

Tu, given the pet name Song by the disgraced glam rocker, procured young girls for him.
Glitter was locked up in 2006 for molesting two girls aged 11 and 12 in the South East Asian country before being released in 2008.
 
He first served time in 1999 in the UK for downloading images of child abuse.

A source said Glitter, 72, fears he could die in prison if Tu reveals more secrets about his child abuse.

Our source said: “He is paying this woman to buy her silence — but also because he feels loyalty to her from his time in Vietnam.

“He fears she could come forward to reveal the full extent of his paedophile activities in Vietnam which could open up new charges.

“He pays the money from a pension fund to his relative, who transfers money to Vietnam — and to a friend of his in the UK. People who know her say that what she knows could put Glitter away for ever.”

The star — real name Paul Gadd — is said to fear further prosecution under a recent law that allows the UK prosecution of sex tourists.

Richard Huckle, 30 — Britain’s worst paedophile, who attacked up to 200 children in South East Asia — got 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey last week.

Glitter’s payments have risen from £100 in 2008 to as much as £600 a month. They total around £30,000. The most recent transfer was £340 at the end of April.

But Song is asking for sums approaching £1,000 a month, claiming she needs urgent medical treatment.

She complained of missed payments and last week an angry Glitter phoned his relative from prison demanding money be transferred. 

It came after The Sun on Sunday approached Glitter’s relative — who we are not naming — and a monthly payment was halted.

The relative also funnels cash to Glitter’s friend Gordon Buchanan, who visited him in Vietnam.

Buchanan passes messages between Glitter and Song and ensures she is taken care of in her home town of Chau Doc, on the Cambodian border.

The payments continued after Glitter was caged last year under the Met Police’s Operation Yewtree probe into historic sex abuse.

He is in Albany jail on the Isle of Wight. Our source added: “Glitter is using his relative to send money to this woman.

"He speaks about it, but always in code, as he is wary about his calls being listened to.”

After Glitter’s two-month UK jail spell in 1999, he went to Spain and Cuba, where he fathered a son.

He was booted out of Cambodia in 2003 and went to Vietnam, where he lived in the resort of Vung Tau.

He shared his seaside villa with Song in 2005.

In court papers for his prosecution the following year she was named as one of three women befriended by Glitter.
The report detailed how he arranged for them to join him in Vung Tau from Chau Doc.

The document says: “They would stay for three to four days and would sell sex to Glitter. He would ask them not to say anything about what they had done with him.”

The papers go on to describe how two of the trio arranged for an underage girl to visit Glitter at the villa, where he abused her.

They reveal Song travelled with him by motorbike to the beach-front, where they met a young orphan he paid for sex.

Through her, he met the other underage girl he was jailed for abusing.

Song, 28, is a hard-drinking former bar girl with a powerful hold on Glitter.

She is thought to have procured dozens of girls for him during his 18 months in Vietnam.

One victim who was a teenager at the time, said: “He was completely dependent on Miss Tu. Tu knows everything Glitter did and she was the one who found all the young girls for him to sleep with.

“She was also the only girl who could drink as much as him.” Glitter and Song met in 2003 in Chau Doc, where he stayed as he fought deportation from Cambodia.

She couldn’t believe her luck when this wealthy foreigner started taking an interest in her

Our exclusive pictures show her with Glitter in Vietnam in 2005, before he was jailed.

Nguyen Tho, owner of a net cafe the 70s pop star used in Chau Doc, said Song was a coarse girl who worked in bars from a young age.

Tho said: “She couldn’t believe her luck when this wealthy foreigner started taking an interest in her.

"It was the equivalent of winning the lottery for a poor Vietnamese girl.”

After his arrest, Glitter’s maid Nguyen Thi Anh told police that Song regularly brought young girls back to the villa, including a 14-year-old girl from Chau Doc. They went into locked rooms Anh was banned from entering, she told police.

Song was with Glitter when he was confronted by a British journalist in November 2005, triggering a police investigation into his activities.

The pair spent several days in hiding before Glitter was arrested.

Song returned to Chau Doc and went into hiding.

Police traced her and took statements but she was excused from testifying at his trial.

After Glitter’s arrest, she told friends they were still in contact and he sent money through his lawyers.

The Sun on Sunday travelled to Vietnam to speak to Song, who is extremely wealthy by local standards.

She said she goes to Ho Chi Minh once a month for treatment for hepatitis — triggered by her heavy drinking — at a cost of around £274.

WHEN WE ASKED HER ABOUT MONEY FROM GLITTER AND CONTACT WITH HIM, SONG INITIALLY REFUSED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, BUT DID NOT DENY THE PAYMENTS.

When our Vietnamese contact called at her home, she sent out for an expensive seafood meal and a case of imported beer.

Later, she insisted on taking us to Chau Doc’s only nightclub, where she was clearly known as a regular.

She ordered cocktails and tequila shots, running up a bill equivalent to a local worker’s weekly wage.

She then said: “He hasn’t given me any money. I haven’t heard from him since he left Vietnam.

“I will not talk to you about this anymore.”

Glitter’s relative said: “Where did you get this? I can’t talk to you.”