17 May 2009

The real reason for the shameful McCanns claim against Gonçalo Amaral

 
The McCanns selling Maddie since day 3 May 2007


The real reason for the McCanns claim against Gonçalo Amaral 'An English version of his book has already been produced for America.'

By Daniel Boffey

Kate and Gerry McCann are suing a detective who claims their daughter Madeleine died in an ‘accident’ at their holiday flat on the night she vanished.

They want to force the pulping of the book The Truth About The Lie, by Goncalo Amaral, who led the police investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz two years ago.

But a source said the McCanns could be forced to give evidence in court in their action against Mr Amaral – presenting him with a stage from which to attack the couple.

His publisher, Mario Sena Lopes, said he was ‘looking forward’ to his day in court.

He is seeking a British publisher for his book after selling 250,000 copies on the Continent, including 175,000 in Portugal.

An English version has already been produced for America.

The McCanns also want to make sure a documentary produced by Mr Amaral for Portuguese TV does not win a wider audience.

Their defamation case, lodged yesterday in Lisbon, alleges that Mr Amaral has damaged their reputation ‘causing indescribable devastation and suffering’ and put in danger the well-being of their children, twins Sean and Amelie, four, and particularly Madeleine.

Mr Amaral was forced off the inquiry in October 2007 for criticising British police.

He was partly responsible for making the McCanns arguidos, formal suspects, in the case.

His book claims Madeleine, then aged three, died in a ‘tragic accident’ in the holiday flat on the night she disappeared.

Mr Amaral has never claimed that heart surgeon Gerry and GP Kate, of Rothley, Leicestershire, killed her.

He has reportedly said his only regret was failing to carry out a reconstruction of events soon after Madeleine vanished, but says he was put under ‘serious pressure’ not to.

The McCanns said they were taking action over Mr Amaral’s claims ‘that Madeleine is not only dead but that we, her parents, were somehow involved in concealing her body’.

They said it was ‘a disgraceful thesis that we are somehow involved in the disappearance of our much loved daughter Madeleine’.

They added: ‘We can no longer stand back and watch Mr Amaral try to convince the entire world that Madeleine is dead.’

They included their children as complainants in the action as ‘Sean and Amelie require protection as they prepare to start school this autumn. Madeleine requires protection from those who are obstructing the possibility of her being found’.

Isabel Duarte, the new McCanns 'defamation' lawyer

Mr and Mrs McCann have hired one of Portugal’s top libel lawyers, Isabel Duarte, 54.

They can force the book off Portuguese shelves and bar the country’s TV stations from repeating his claims if they can prove that he has accused them ‘even in the form of a suspicion...of something which is offensive to their honour or esteem’.

Mr Amaral must show he had good reason to believe his allegations were true and he made them in good faith.

Unlike in the UK, the McCanns would be eligible for only nominal compensation. But a source said their motivation in suing Mr Amaral was simply to ‘censure him’.

‘He has been publicising his book across Europe and they just think enough is enough.’

Last month Mr Amaral announced plans to start his own ‘international’ private investigation to solve the mystery.

He intends to send his findings to judicial chiefs in Portugal with a request to reopen the case.

His publisher, Ms Lopes, said: ‘The conclusions of the book are also the conclusions of many Portuguese and British police involved in the inquiry.

‘We are looking for a publisher in the UK, but the McCanns have a very powerful influence in British society and a lot of pressure is being made to prevent the book being published. We have had a lot of letters from UK people who want it published there.’

in Daily Mail

Note : Isabel Duarte a good friend of Mr José LUIS ARNAULT, PPD/PSD said to be present in a meeting with Gerry McCann in his last visit in Lisbon, the meeting which included Rogério Alves and Ed Smethurst - Now we know where and when the McCanns picked up this 'new' lawyer.

40 comments:

  1. Os McCanns vão cotucar o leão com vara curta.

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  2. Humm...nem parece o Daily Mail, aquele jornal que até há bem pouco tempo qualificava Gonçalo Amaral e a polícia portuguesa com adjectivos que nunca pensei poderem ser publicados num jornal(mesmo conhecendo o mundialmente famoso "estilo" da imprensa inglesa).Qual a razão para uma tão repentina mudança de tom ?
    Uma brecha na "blindagem" dos Mccann?Ou a percepção da impossibilidade de continuar a bater na tecla dos "santos Mccann" perante a já considerável desconfiança do público relativamente à versão oficial do caso e à forma completamente desproporcionada, incorrecta e explícitamente xenófoba como este tem sido tratado pelos media ingleses?

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  3. Por falar em "santos McCanns",
    algumas publicações aqui atrás, há uma espécie de santinho, foto da Kate com Gerry, só está faltando um rosário em umas auréulas.

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  4. What is more important to them, their daughter who died or their image? It has always been their image. That's why this charade started in the first place and why it is maintained to this day. This couple and the people that support them are monsters. What worries me is that the British government and elements of the Portuguese government are corrupt, who knows what lengths they will go to, to ruin Mr. Amaral. It's interesting that they paid people in the American media to say that they aren't suing the police because Portuguese law makes it very difficult to do so. They have money to burn, I guess they could keep Mr. Amaral busy for a long time.
    I just finished reading, in a Canadian paper, about Britons being enraged by their politicians claiming expenses and billing taxpayers for items such as chandeliers, pornography, mortgage interest payments and moat upkeep on country estates. What a lovely lot you have; I hope you clear the rats in the next election.

    "Os McCanns vão cotucar o leão com vara curta" I think I get the gist of this phrase, but I've never seen the word "cotucar" before can someone tell me it's meaning. Thanks

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  5. Guerra, 'cutucar' é Brasileiro, significa 'tocar' neste caso é mais tocar no leão, acordar a fera, nesse sentido;)

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  6. Lets not forget, trying to ban something - an action similar to the behaviour of Herr Hitler - will result in a strong desire to read that which is subject of the attempt.

    The McCanns action is an admission that they are afraid of the content and cannot afford the reasonable man (or woman) to make up their own minds.

    Adolf McCann, despair.

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  7. "Cutucar" is a brasilian expression that means to poke, to disturb or catch someone's attention by poking him/her with the finger, or in this case a pole..."to poke the lion with a short pole" ( the original expression is "cutucar a onça com vara curta","onça" = jaguar)

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  8. Including Madeleine as one of the complainants - what a suggestion! How would Madeleine know anything about the goings on? So, the conclusion can only be that the McCanns know where Madeleine is? Kids of 6 and 4 yrs wouldn't have a clue anyway about what is going on. Simply, though, where Maddie is she is out of all harm's way. IMHO.

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  9. Just to add to the confusion a bit more, about Duarte as a Family name, in fact José Luís Arnault full name is José Luís Fazenda Arnault Duarte - don't know if it is a relative of Isabel but since in this case there aren't any strange coincidences, I would say yes, they probably from the same family

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  10. "But a source said their motivation in suing Mr Amaral was simply to ‘censure him"

    Well, well, who is the fasist now ? gerry mccann your are biggest moron I have ever seen, and you are still using your children, shame on you.

    Good luck to Mr. Amaral

    Helena, Finland

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  11. The case of Madeleine has only been SHELVED!
    Your pretend "reconstruction" is now a document added to the official files.
    You really shouldn't have "moved" a witness to a place he has SWORN, to the LP, that he wasn't.
    You really shouldn't have changed the "abductors" colour of jacket , as opposed to the drawing your witness Jane Tanner provided to the police, which is now an official document.
    BUT...here's the BIGGIE...............

    The Portuguese law with regard to leaving children alone is stricter than our own UK law which is still embedded in an Act adopted in 1933.

    In Portugal the Law for leaving children alone is very harsh
    Penal code 138 below

    The article #138 (Portuguese Penal Code) says that it’s a crime not to attend children, not providing the necessary “surveillance” regarding children. So, any action that puts a child (or children) at danger/risk, is a crime. This type of crime is punished from 1 year to 5 in Prison, or from 2 to 8 years in prison, if the action is done by parents.

    This is not a common type of crime in Portugal, but one Court from Porto (a town in the North) has found a father guilty by leaving a 4 month child, for brief moments, on the street.

    If the outcome of action brings the death to the child, the penalty goes from 3 to 10 years or from 2 to 8, if it brings significant physical damage to the victim.

    YOU and Mrs. K. McCann did not provide the necessary "surveillance" of your children and , as is obvious now, you put your THREE children in danger/risk!
    You couldn't even SEE them when you were at the Tapas!
    You commited a crime!
    Oppss.
    Go to Portugal if you like to sue Mr. Amaral but please don't be surprised if you are arrested!

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  12. Time to perhaps start a fund for Mr Amaral and put our money where our mouth is ?

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  13. The McCann's want to impose censorship to a book in Portugal?
    Someone should warn them that they are 35 years late.

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  14. Perhaps this is good news that the McCann's have chosen? to Sue in court, because as long last does it mean that both Gerry and Kate can be called as witnessed and for the first time cross examined in a Court.

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  15. As soon as this was breaking news on sky i posted a comment simply saying good maybe now the truth will come out, and they removed the comment link. More British censorship at work. However if the McCanns sue Sr Amaral, can he not counter sue for defamation and compensation for his loss of career and good name, now that would be justice. Jan

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  16. What a shame for this couple trying to sue Amaral also in name of the twins. This is manipulation... They are preventing the twins from knowing what happened to their sister. This is unacceptable on any democratic and free country, and for any reason. Since the Mccanns run away from Portugal without answering many questions and refuse to do a proper reconstruction under police supervision they should assume the risk of that behaviour. Of-course, the first risk will be the questions which the twins may face at school. Again Mccann's faut, Mccann's mistake, because they are feeding the twin's brain with an idea that Maddie is alive, caught in the hands of a bad man and she will come back one day. What a disgrace for the twins when they grow a litle more and start developing their own conscience and personality. They will be affraid of the world and at big risk of suicide. What a miserable life and a miserable futur this parents are building for that poor twins.

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  17. The McCanns have made a huge mistake, there will be many people who weren't aware of Sr Amarals book and documentary, they'll know now, and there will be more interest in it, whats the old saying even bad publicity is good publicity. There actions will have increased the readership etc. Well done McCanns you've really shot yourself in the foot! Jan

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  18. Hello,

    If Dr.Amaral would share( 50% for example) the money from the book with Gerry McPound he could be the best friend of this man and not try to sue him now.

    The main problem is not Madeleine, or reputation or, or, or whatever you guess. The key of this question is the money.
    Gerry doenst admit that he, alone is not the only earner in this case.
    A very sad, cold capitalist.
    Poor Gerry !
    I hope the queen will save you,boy -like God "saves" her everyday when your country sings the national hymn.
    Well, time for a tea!

    cheers,

    Maria

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  19. All the best, Amaral, truthseekers are behind you.

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  20. As a British citizen I hope the people of Portugal or a rich Portugese citizen who loves children and respects justice funds Amaral to fight this odious couple.

    What parent would refuse to answer police questions. The history of criminal investigation clearly answers that one.

    Fight this couple please and allow us here in the UK complete access to his material. They are obsessed by their image in Britain. The McCanns have damaged the UK's image of Portugal and caused a massive loss of earnings in PDL. How about you bring cases against them in Lisbon too.

    IF they were decent loving parents who cherished their love for their eldest child Madeleine they would not have left her alone and they certainly would not have stayed in that first night making telephone calls to the UK.

    They would have been crawling through the streets of PDL searching everywhere all night every night for weeks !!!. AND they would not have left the church service a week after she vanished smiling with pure joy. Finally, washing cuddle cat says it all.

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  21. Carissima Joana, bom dia!

    Voce tem idéia do que pode acontecer com Dr. Amaral?
    Será que os Mccanns querem uma indenizaçao por danos de ordem moral?

    Estou lhe perguntando isto porque confio muito em sua resposta, sua opiniao e sua sabedoria.

    Abraços,

    Maria

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  22. Hi Gerry,

    how about sue Tony Bennett too because of his book:

    " What really happened to Madeleine McCann?
    30 reasons which suggest that she was not abducted."

    good idea for more $$$$$$ money!
    cheers

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  23. "As soon as this was breaking news on sky i posted a comment simply saying good maybe now the truth will come out, and they removed the comment link." Jan

    I did the same here Jan and Joana didn't publish it. Censorship at work in Portugal and Joana Morais blogspot.

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  24. Funny how that little trick always seems to work Astro. Reverse psychology seems to work here.

    "Hi Gerry,

    how about sue Tony Bennett too because of his book:

    " What really happened to Madeleine McCann?
    30 reasons which suggest that she was not abducted."

    good idea for more $$$$$$ money!
    cheers"

    Did you not know Tony's book has shrunk to a leaflet and he only has 10 reasons now. Can't even give them away. LOL

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  25. 'But a source said the McCanns could be forced to give evidence in court in their action against Mr Amaral – presenting him with a stage from which to attack the couple.'

    Presenting Goncalo Amaral with a stage! The McC's already use the world as their stage. They even have their own props. Sadly their productions are the most dreadful I have ever seen and in the worst taste possible, imo!

    'The McCanns also want to make sure a documentary produced by Mr Amaral for Portuguese TV does not win a wider audience.'

    Who do these people think they are? Do they think what they have to offer with regard to their story about their holiday in PdL is interesting? They had to change their Mockumentary. The American actress was no where to be seen in their pathetic reconstruction. Do they think that everyone should believe them just because they say so? They imo ruined whatever reputation they thought they had when they decided to leave their 3 children unsupervised in holiday flat to go and eat and drink 120mts away in a Tapas Bar with their friends.


    'Their defamation case, lodged yesterday in Lisbon, alleges that Mr Amaral has damaged their reputation ‘causing indescribable devastation and suffering’ and put in danger the well-being of their children, twins Sean and Amelie, four, and particularly Madeleine.'

    They did all of the above to their family imo. If they had provided supervision the world would not know this unbelievable pair! They have a cheek to say particulary M. M is missing because they left her and her siblings. What have they actually done to find her since. The 13.3% causing a drain on Company funds?? Goncalo Amaral has a right to defend himself also. Do they not realise that?


    'They added: ‘We can no longer stand back and watch Mr Amaral try to convince the entire world that Madeleine is dead.’

    Yet they think they can convince the world she is alive. Do Eddie and Keela think she is alive? Paypal will not find her. If you think she is alive get off your backsides and go and look!

    'They included their children as complainants in the action as ‘Sean and Amelie require protection as they prepare to start school this autumn. Madeleine requires protection from those who are obstructing the possibility of her being found’.

    When the twins start school will we see K pretending she is as important and loved by people around the World like Princess Diana was. Maybe she will be studying video footage of when the Princess took her sons to start school. K if you are worried about your children starting school you only have yourself to blame. Goncalo Amaral did go out night after night for drinks and dinner and leave your children unsupervised. You and your husband did that! Madeleine deserved her parents to protect her if they had she would be at home in Rothley now. If they believe their child is alive, Why did they not ask for the case to be reopened in Sept. 08? Why are they not asking for it to be reopened now? Why are they not asking for the British authorities to find her? I will not be surprised if GA gets the case reopened the McC's pass off in the McUK Press/Media that they were responsible for the reopening because they claimed against GA to intentionally initiated it and as they felt the onus was on them to find their child they decided to this as it was the only way they could reopen it. Some of the UK mushrooms kept in the dark are fed McPoop on a regular basis. Thank goodness I (and many others) am not a mushroom!


    How much personal money have the McC's used to find their daughter. Do other people have to finance this family Company forever!

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  26. An English version has already been produced for America.

    Very good and quickly.
    ***********************
    the mcmaus and balsamaus "eles comem tudo,eles comem tudo........."

    "Os vampiros"
    £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€
    Boa,vi aqui os adolfos. mcAdolfos e companhias.

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  27. Julgamento já para os Mcs,PELO MENOS até agora por negligência.NO TRIBUNAL,IN COURT MUCH MORE COME OUTSIDE,about "THE ACCIDENT" .
    Very soft words from Gonçalo Amaral.
    BE CAREFUL Mcsmaus.

    Como PORTUGUESA,agradeço ao BRASIL !
    BEM HAJAM!

    MARIA FROM BRASIL:"Será que os Mccanns querem DAR uma indenizaçao por danos de ordem moral, A GONÇALO AMARAL?" BOA?

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  28. Their image,their money is always what is really important to the mcmaus.
    SHAME ON YOU BOTH AND Ts.

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  29. To the personwho criticises Tony Bennetts booklet for only have 10 reasons...how many should he have to give....one reason is enough. The McCanns shameful neglect of thier children for the purpose of their own pleasure is reason enough!!
    We should have seen this one coming, after all they recently admitted the fund would be devoid of money soon...all sent on ridiculous antics in Portugal rather than actively and physical searching for Madeleine, but then they know where she is don't they. What parent would wait for a documentary to be broadcast wth information about a new suspect...you would have thought they would want that image put out there straight away, not to waste time....charlatans!!

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  30. To the poster who says Tony Bennetts book has shrunk to a leaflet of 10 reasons, you obviously didnt do any research, the book is still there with 60 reasons and is not given away. If you really believe the McCanns charade, why do you need to be on here posting, some people are just thick! Jan

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  31. If Isabel Duarte was clever, as a lawyer, she would be representing Amaral, a clear winner in such a case.
    As the last note of the article points out, she is probably paying a favour to her political acquaintances, but she must know that she is going to loose.
    Since 1974, never has a book or a film/documentary based on facts loose in Court. In fact, those that sue are the ones that must prove the counter-facts - are the MCCann allerted to that? I doubt.

    In my opinion the McCann are just bluffing and will do nothing that will expose their lies even more.

    They chose a "bad enemy", because I don't believe that Mr. Amaral will feel intimidated by their little innuendos, and he will persue his work of revealing to the world the truth about Madeleine Beth McCann, with as much vigour as if it was his own little daughter.

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  32. Jan said,

    "If you really believe the McCanns charade, why do you need to be on here posting, some people are just thick! Jan"

    Because I don't trust Joana or Astro etc to print the truth so I like to read what rubbish they're printing. Is that reason enough? Now I suggest you toddle and improve your intelligence.

    I can be rude too, see!

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  33. To poster re TBs book, you didnt do your research did you, as i said. I wasnt rude, just stating an obvious fact. Stating something that isnt true is what normal people call a LIE but then if you believe the charade you are well versed in lies.

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  34. Re, last post missed my name off. Jan

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  35. Does Kate said to Gerry:?

    Honey, either you sue Amaral or I am going to kill myself?????
    and Gerry said : you, OK! I'll do it, sweety.

    Could be??
    perhaps!

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  36. Anonymous which keeps atacking Jan and Joana, and at the end said: SEE I CAN BE RUDE... did you realise that your comments are the only RUBBISH here? The Mccann's did a big mistake that time, as usual. They dont need Mr. Amaral or anybody else to damage their image. They act like clowns trying to attract children to the show-Always exagerate- And, when the story is exagerated we started not believing on it. They let the bal fell on their own feet, which show us how desesperated they are. But, if you are a greater supporter of them and you are really worried about all damages which Mr. Amaral have done to this two clowns, make your good and brave action: Pick some of your monney ( EUROS, DOLARS, POUNDS or even a less known corrency) and made a deposit on their Fund. They can always use it to book a pilling session on any beauty saloon and clean the pimples on their face. To clean all the mistakes done since May 3, 2007, they need many sessions, not in a beauty saloon, but in courts and obviously... lots and lots of monney. The twins will not forgived Kate, when they grow up, of preventing them to know's the truth about her sister. Give us a break... you are on the wrong stage!!!

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  37. Os investigadores e promotores de justicas do Brasil que representam a sensatez estao ao lado de Dr.Amaral!

    seja moral ou financeiramente nossa campanha é para ele.

    Maria- Procuradoria da Justica -Rio

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  38. The Madeleine case could have strted out as a hudge set up that went badly wrong!
    A attempt to put a gagging law on freedom of the press!
    Jonbennet case v Madeleine McCann case.
    Coincidences are,evedent, such as glaring planted evedence towards no1 suspect, the victims mothers and other coicidences eg, house/flat accessed by a small widow or shuttered window,
    each case having a high profile IT media guru who both attended the same English media collage.
    One decrying the media and fighting to exonerate the parents, Suggestions that victims bodies were possibly hidden in a fridge,etc.etc the coincidences are staggering, this maybe a setup case that went badly wrong and revenge taken by those who were named as the suspects in the Jobennet Ramsey case.

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  39. Wot, no final word from Clarence? No mention of 'disgraced or bungling Portuguese cop'? What the hell's going on? This article reads more like a publicity piece for Mr Amaral's book. Is the tide, as they say, turning?

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  40. Thanks for the link I have added you to the blogroll under other blogs you may find useful on my site and thank you once again for the link

    penso em ti eu sei Its my favourite portuguese song

    Henry.

    As for the McCanns having seen Goncalo's documentary The Tapas Nine need to be polygraphed. Then we shall find out.

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