“Joker” won’t be sending convicted pedophile Gary Glitter laughing all the way to the bank after all.
The Joaquin Phoenix movie uses Glitter’s 1972 glam rock track “Rock and Roll Part 2″ for a pivotal scene, but he won’t see a dime — because he had already sold the rights, the Los Angeles Times says.
“Gary Glitter does not get paid,” a spokesman for Snapper Music, the London-based label that owns Glitter’s master recordings, told the paper. “We’ve had no contact with him.”
Snapper purchased the masters in January 1997 — before he was first jailed, in 1999, after child porn was found on his laptop.
“We don’t promote it at all,” the company says of the pervert’s music, which is not sold as physical copies.
In the US, Glitter’s rights to the songwriting on “Rock and Roll Part 2″ belong to Universal Music Publishing Group, the report said.
“UMPG does not pay him any royalties or other considerations,” a spokesperson told the paper.
Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, is serving 16 years in a UK prison for attacking three girls.
“It is difficult to overstate the depravity of this dreadful behavior,” Judge Alistair McCreath said at his sentencing in 2015 after Glitter was found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.
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