Former MSP Tommy Sheridan is trying to prevent publication of a biographical book which alleges that he degraded women during the early part of his political career. He has reportedly threatened the author, Professor Gregor Gall, with legal action. The academic has refused to send Sheridan a copy of the manuscript before it is published, the Scotsman reported. Sheridan’s lawyer has said that they will “use every legal avenue to stop it from being published”. Sheridan is currently serving a three year prison sentence for perjury.