16 May 2009

McCanns Trying to Gag Amaral

Kate and Gerry McCann are to take action over comments made in the media by the man who previously led the inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance.

In a statement, the parents of the missing girl said: "We - together with our three children Madeleine, Sean and Amelie - are taking this legal action against Gonçalo Amaral over his entirely unfounded and grossly defamatory claims -made in all types of media, both within Portugal and beyond - that Madeleine is not only dead, but that we, her parents, were somehow involved in concealing her body."

The decision was taken in a bid to prevent further publication of Amaral's "deeply offensive" book The Truth of the Lie, his television documentary and his "disgraceful thesis" that the parents are involved in their daughter's disappearance.

The statement continued: "The primary reason for our legal action is simple: to stop any negative effect that these absurd and deeply hurtful claims may be having on the ongoing search for Madeleine.

"We can no longer stand back and watch as Mr Amaral tries to convince the entire world that Madeleine is dead.

"Nor can we allow this blatant injustice to Madeleine, with its obvious risk of hindering our attempts to find her, to continue.

"Mr Amaral's entirely unjustified claims have not only brought indescribable devastation and suffering to our lives, they have hugely compounded the already immense pain and anxiety we have endured since Madeleine's abduction."

Source : PA

Meanwhile regarding this news above, this was meant for the 3 arguidos, but since it's relevant will go here as well:

Message from Gonçalo Amaral and Sofia Leal

I've just spoken to Sofia and Gonçalo Amaral on the phone, they sent a message to the forum and to the members on this thread 'Financial Support For Amaral - Please Sign' particularly.

They asked me to say that they are both fine, they are very touched and wish to thank you for the support.

As well they will wait to see what this claim is all about, since the claim will be done in a civil court in Lisbon by a new lady lawyer named Isabel Duarte. Carlos Pinto de Abreu and Rogério Alves [who are no longer working for the McCanns] were always against this move since it would most likely reopen the process, so it's time to wait and see if this is not a mere threat as both the book and the documentary are based on facts/per investigation and Public Ministry process and if the McCanns will in fact act in a way where the archived process will have to be legally reopened*.

*For the McCann's claim against Gonçalo Amaral's book and documentary, legal certificates have to be extracted from the process, and that requires the opening of the same.

24 comments:

  1. Right now is the time that we all unite here, readers of McCann Files, members of the Madeleine Foundation and all of the contributors and readers of this blog....what can we do to support, morally and financially, Goncalo Amaral that he may use this opportunity to prove in a court of law what really happened to Madeleine and who was responsible. Let us not miss this opportunity...McCanns be aware, you have only a very short time left to voluntarily tell the truth.

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  2. "We together with our three children - Madeleine, Sean and Amelie - are taking this legal action...". The McCanns are raving mad. They are so full of themselves that they think infants can sue people, they just have to belong to the McCann family, and, alive or dead, they can sue, sue.. and make more money for mummy and daddy.

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  3. Can't they do ONE f*cking thing right?!?!?!?

    Lawsuits are not announced by spokespeople. The news in this kind of things go sort of "X has has taken legal action against Y. X's spokesperson commented that..."

    The good thing about this fake action is that it shows how desperate you are.

    Waiting for the hangman to walk through the door any minute, and start to measure heights and weights, aren't you?

    Textusa

    By the way... HOW I WISH THAT THIS PIECE OF NEWS WAS TRUE...

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  4. Kate and Gerry are suing Dr Amaral. They will have to do some explaining in court. The TRUTH is about to win!

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  5. ...ARE TO sue the disgraced...

    ...ARE TO take action over comments...

    It would be comic, were it not so tragic

    Sorry for the double comment

    Textusa

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  6. The McCanns are really worried that The Truth of the Lie is spreading the truth.

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  7. Como reza o ditado português, "a verdade é como o azeite, vem sempre à tona d'água". Atacando Amaral, os McCanns vão direitinhos para o banco dos réus.

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  8. Are the McCanns’ gambling that Amaral cannot afford to defend this action?

    A number of multi-million pound media outlets in Britain had to shut up and settled in affect out of court.

    Can Amaral expect to succeed where they failed?

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  9. I think this was Amaral's intention, to be sued in order to reopen the process.
    That is what he wanted.
    He must have more information about this case.
    Let's wait and see.

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  10. It will be interesting to see if you publish this comment Joana - but it is time that the truth about Mr Amaral's lies become known. You have been a supporter in the knowledge that there is no proof either way - but the time will come when the McCann bashers will eat their words!

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  11. Why then did the McCann's make changes to their documentary after they viewed Dr. Amaral's one?

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  12. Next Action: Re-open the case and bring the parents to court to answer all questions and do a properly reconstrution under police supervision. Everything is connected. They cannot sue G. Amaral and prevent the public of knowing is version without going to court and prouve that g. Amaral is wrong.

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  13. Sky News after displaying this as Breaking News hastily removed the comments page which accompanied it.

    Didn't like the negative response for mccann's i guess

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  14. To the anonymous who wrote 'It will be interesting to see if you publish this comment, Joana' and goes on about the 'McCann bashers'

    Yes, Joana published your comment, my dear, because she is not like the British press that in in most cases publishes only comments favourable to the McCanns.

    Why are McCann non-supporters McCann bashers'. Won't it be the other way round. The McCanns are the 'bashers' attacking and insulting anyone who does not go along with their abduction make-belief.

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  15. By trying to sue Dr Amaral, the McCanns are walking into a cul-de-sac.

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  16. Like Textusa I have my doubts to this action seeing the light of day. I think they are now calling Amaral's bluff like he has them. Difference is, he will be willing and able to defend his position, How will they fare in a Portuguese court? Is it not true also that there will be little monetary award in Portugal for the likes of Carter Ruck??

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  17. Hoping you are next Joana along with Astro and the other members of your coven. This is long overdue!

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  18. Parabéns, Gonçalo Amaral, tem o que queria. Se os McCann forem avante com a ameaça, o Dr. Amaral em breve os terá na mão.

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  19. Amaral has right on his side.

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  20. Portugueses espalhados pelo mundo e residentes em Portugal, vamos unir-nos e apoiar G. Amaral na luta pela verdade e pela justica para Madeleine. VAMOS PROCESSAR OS MCCANN POR DURANTE 2 ANOS TEREM DIFAMADO PORTUGAL E OS PORTUGUESES AO DEFENDEREM SEM QUALQUER PROVA QUE A SUA FILHA FOI RAPTADA POR UM HOMEM PORTUGUES E PEDOFILO E TEREM RECUSADO RESPONDER AS PERGUNTAS DA POLICIA E PARTICIPAR NA RECONSTITUICAO. Vamos criar um fundo e pagar aos melhores advogados para travar a proliferacao de entrevistas pagas, documentarios pagos, feitos pelos Mccann para destruirem a imagem de Portugal e dos portugueses. E vamos exigir a re-abertura do processo e uma investigacao levada ate as ultimas consequencias, sem pressoes nem condicionalismos. Nos, como portugueses, temos o direito de ser informados e de saber a verdade. Atendendo a que um elevado numero de portugueses e emigrante e residente fora de Portugal, os Mccann nao tem o direito de manipular a informacao e privar os portugueses residentes no estrangeiro, de terem acesso ao livro de G. Amaral e ao seu documentario. Somos pela liberdade de expressao e pelo direito a informacao, um direito consagrado na carta das Nacoes Unidas. Os Mccann perderam o direito de agir contra G. Amaral ao tomarem a decisao de nao facilitar o trabalho dos investigadores recusando responder a perguntas vitais e inviabilizando a reconstituicao da noite do crime. Destruiram e prejudicaram a vida de muitos residentes na P. da Luz, nomeadamente dos funcionarios do Ocean Club. Criaram fantasmas, papoes e um stress enorme nas criancas portuguesas e em todas as que estavam no Algarve ao alimentarem a teoria de um raptor capaz de entrar dentro de casas, tirar criancas da cama e faze-las desaparecer sem deixar rasto. Esquecem-se que ha outras criancas, alem dos seus 3 filhos que foram vitimas da sua negligencia e da estrategia hedionda que montaram para se livrarem da justica: TODAS AS CRIANCAS QUE ESTAVAM EM PORTUGAL QUANDO MADDIE DESAPARECEU E POR LA FICARAM DURANTE ESTES 2 ANOS. Gracas a teoria de G. Amaral, as criancas e os pais poderam voltar a dormir em paz e afastar os papoes e fantasmas que se eclipsavam tao rapidamente como surgiam. Ninguem vai pagar as minhas noites mal dormidas para acalmar as minhas 3 criancas, durante meses apavoradas com o escuro e com as portas e janelas mesmo quando estavam bem fechadas e os pais estavam em casa. Pensaram nisto, estes Mccann quando puseram os 3 filhos, incluindo Madeleine, a processar o unico homem que de facto pensou neles e quer que se apure a verdade e se descubra onde esta e o que aconteceu a Madeleine? NAO!!! Tenham vergonha... e por um minuto pensem que ha mais mundo alem daquele que os circunda. E nos que nao temos um fundo milionario e amigos bem relacionados tambem temos direitos, nomeadamente o de ser informados sem corrupcao ou manipulacao. Tambem temos o direito de poder devolver a paz e a fantasia aos sonhos das nossas criancas.

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  21. If they are not guilty, then why the need to wait several months after the books & video have been released.

    If someone accused me of something I hadnt done in such context...I would look to sue on day one as I would have nothing to hide.

    Whats there to consider if your innocent?

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  22. Breaking News on Sky then they get rid of the comments page. Typical. I do hope this legal process proceeds but I doubt it. I think the McCanns are trying to bluff Mr Amaral but Mr Amaral is the honest one and definitely not afraid. I personally believe the McCanns' time is nearing its end and the truth will prevail.

    I'm backing Senior Amaral to win this as he's hot favourite.

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  23. I think the McCanns felt they had no choice but to announce that they were suing Gonçalo Amaral (by the way, the presenter on Sky News this morning couldn't even pronounce his name properly!), because so many people on sites such as this one have asked why, if Madeleine was abducted as they insist, they have not done so. They have got themselves into a type of trap now, where they have to be seen to fight in the hope that people will take this as a sign of their innocence. But if they do sue Amaral, where is the money coming from, I wonder?

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  24. Just one question pops into mind - if Madeleine turned up, what would happen!

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