19 September 2009

McCann lawyers order site removal

Lawyers for the parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann have demanded the removal of a website which claims their daughter is dead.

The Madeleine Foundation website has also been ordered to hand over leaflets published to support its claims.

The site alleges Madeleine was not abducted and that her parents bear some responsibility for her death.

Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, was three when she vanished from the Algarve holiday flat on 3 May 2007.

The spokesman for the McCann family, Clarence Mitchell, said: "Kate and Gerry have consistently made it clear they will not dignify the actions of the so-called Madeleine Foundation with any comment whatsoever."

But he said the position of the McCann lawyers - libel specialists Carter-Ruck - was "clear".

The Madeleine Foundation says it received legal letters from Carter-Ruck at the beginning of September.

A statement on the site says it has been given until Friday 18 September to reply to Carter-Ruck's letters, and was now taking legal advice.

Earlier this year, the McCanns decided to sue Portuguese police detective Gonçalo Amaral for defamation.

The decision was taken in a bid to prevent further publication of Mr Amaral's "deeply offensive" book The Truth of the Lie and his television documentary.

Mr Amaral led the inquiry into the Madeleine's disappearance but was taken off the case in October 2007.


in BBC and in all the UK media as copies of a press release


28 comments:

  1. Will the Mccanns now be selling gags on their website? Will be given a choice of colours?

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  2. The Madeleine Foundation says that in October 2008 it sent letters to the McCanns, Clarence Mitchell, Carter-Ruck and two of the McCanns other lawyers (good grief, how many lawyers does one couple need?!)offering to withdraw or amend any statement it had made on its website in its ‘30 Reasons’ article or which featured in its forthcoming book, ‘60 Reasons’ which they could demonstrate to be untrue. No reply was received from any of the recipients, and the book was published in December. Now, suddenly, almost a year later, The Madeleine Foundation is being threatened by Carter-Ruck. Doesn't that seem strange? Just like Gonçalo Amaral being sued ages after his book had been published and had sold thousands of copies. Although in Amaral's case the McCanns may have been spooked by the thought of the book being published in English, what can be the reasoning behind the threats to the Madeleine Foundation being made now? Unless of course it is sheer spite because of the leaflet drop... but if the McCanns and their lawyers didn't refute the content of the leaflet and book in the first place, how can they now demand that they be withdrawn and the website closed down? This is a bad case of bullying, in my opinion, and bullies should never be allowed to get their own way because if they do, it just makes them even worse.

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  3. Blood and cadaver odour prove: Maddie is abducted!

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  4. What a publicity for this site !

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  5. yes carter ruck,and i demand that mrs mccann answer the 40 plus questions.
    and dont forget as one blog closes another one opens because we CARE ABOUT MADELEINE BETH MCCANN
    and we are entitled to voice our opinion of what happend to madeleine and if you reckon we are not can you please tell us when free speach was abolished.

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  6. McCanns used a joker for rainy days!

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  7. Will Carter-Ruck now seek to silence all free-thinking, logical-thinking people throughout the world??? I am at a loss for words right now. Dare I hope at long last the British press expose the facts as stated by Mr. Amaral and not just print the press release created by Mitchell???

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  8. It actually DOES matter what has happened TO Madeleine,mr & mrs pinochet.
    Whatever happened to her,it happened BECAUSE you were not around her TO PROTECT HER.Or where you and you did not do anything to protect her?

    You have miserably FAILED to the most basic parental care: PRESENCE.

    If you had any RESPECT for Madeleine, you would stop playing "dictators", be in the front pages and ADMIT it.
    You would have LOOKED for her even if it meant crawling on your saintly knees.
    You would COOPERATE with the Portuguese police and say EVERYTHING you know.
    Instead, you"ve hired extradition lawyers,doggy detectives and libel lawyers and all this time you have been hidding behind a PR.
    You went on a world tour in private jets, AGAIN leaving TWO children behind to play the Celebs and start your dirty WASHING campaign to prove your "innocence".

    I agree with you: you do this because you are GUILTY of NEGLECT.

    YOU are "deeply offensive" to any normal parents.
    You are human failures.
    Mind the gap! you"re running scared, aint you?.... of?

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  9. With the movement of Tony and Debbie delivering leaflets in Rothley I would imagine a few have woken up from their sedated state.
    A little gossip over morning coffee maybe, a sly look when kate is buying her lamb chops in the Butchers.A few mums at the school gate, glancing at kate with doubt in their eyes. All of this the Mccanns can probably live with, they are arrogant and superior to others.Fine for the moment, but let the people of Rothley stir a little more and start thinking if the Mccanns had anything to do with the disappearance of madeleine . What about the fund and the mortgage payments? Their visit to the Pope.Money they have given with good hearts to help the Dear Doctors...It is one regret I have that Tony did not print on his leaflet the statement from Mrs Fenn. The fine people of Rothley knew Madeleine, how would they feel if they had known madeleine was left sobbing screaming Daddy daddy for more than one and a half hours. How would they feel when seeing the Mccanns on Sky denying that the children ever woke, except for a small moment. When will the people of Rothley realise that the Mccanns are a double act, they are a couple of con masters and have taken the world for a ride.


    IRON:

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  10. http://madeleinemccannaffair.blogspot.com/


    Excellent new piece from The Cracked Mirror.



    IRON..

    PS..What do the Mccanns think ...they can shut down the Internet???

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  11. 'The site alleges Madeleine was not abducted'

    So? There are various things that could have happened to Madeleine, as was said in the final report of the Portuguese authorities. They pointed out that Madeleine may have died accidentally, been killed, wandered away or was abducted, so it is perfectly all right to look at all these possibilities.

    In fact, it would be remiss of anyone considering this case to leave any of these possibilities out; they have to be discussed until it's known which one is correct.

    If the McCanns and Carter Ruck don't understand what was in the final report from the Portuguese authorities then they should ask someone to explain it to them. It sounds as though they believe the report says Madeleine was abducted, when of course it said nothing of the kind.

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  12. Does anybody remember when the PJ said that CM 'lied with every tooth in his head'.

    So why hasn't he sued them?

    Too hard for him to disprove, eh?

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  13. The conclusion reached was that the child had died while her parents were not there, and because the Prosecutor felt sorry for them they were not charged with neglect 'as they had suffered enough' because of her loss.

    Nothing was said as to how her body had been disposed of and that was left hanging in the air and the case shelved for now.

    We need the 3 Arguidos up and running again because all this stuff has been discussed on there.

    Don't forget that Team McCann are still up and running and trying their hardest to muddy the waters.

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  14. Joanna, it is just a thought but it might be a good idea to place Mrs fenns statement about madeleine left crying for over an hour up on your blog. It seems the lawyers are scavaging the net looking to pick on bloggers, let them pick the bones on this statement. The Mccanns went out of their way to do interviews and explain away Mrs.fenns statement by using the "why did'nt you come when we were crying" Mrs Fenns testimony shows the Mccanns for the liars they are.

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  15. Tell the Mccanns to confess and tell Ruck to sod off.

    They have now shot themselves in the foot.

    They cannot censor free speach or free thinking.

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  16. As I read somewhere: Carter-Ruck has done for the freedom of speech, what the Boston strangler did for the door-to-door salesman.

    So true.

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  17. Dr Amaral has said in the past that he can prove that Madeleine is dead and if he can get into a Court with the McCanns could get the case reopened.

    Also, what is the 'stand alone' evidence that was mentioned by an investigator?

    Was that ever revealed, or is it a secret?

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  18. If Kate and Gerry Maccann think surrounding themselves with the protective screen of all kinds of lawyers private detectives and spokesmen that this case will be forgotten they are in La La Land. They brought all this on themselves the day they ran from Portugal like rats. Choose the behaviour and you choose the consequence, They have had everything their way from day one its now time for them to show some humilty for the sake of their little girl and allow this child some dignity they owe her that.

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  19. The parents show their true colours. Is this their main concern? Madeleine deserved better.

    T4two

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  20. I notice that comments that were appearing on the website have been pulled - getting paranoid now...

    Anyway, par for the course - the UK media acting as Team McCann's PR office.

    It will be interesting to see that Tony Bennett does but Team McCann cannot make the truth go away, whatever the truth is.

    I am now away to see what nonsense Donal

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  21. Meanwhile in the Sunday Express we have the following rubbish (am I allowed to say that or am I going to get sued?)...


    By Donal MacIntyre

    MADELEINE McCann was abducted by at least two kidnappers who must have carried out several dry runs in the days leading up to her disappearance.

    After spending a week on the ground investigating the case and the methods used by the kidnappers, I can only conclude that they must have entered the apartment to carry out a rehearsal, because they were working to an incred­ibly tight schedule.

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  22. http://madeleinefoundation.org/main/2009/09/follow-up-letters-to-carter-ruck/

    Tony Bennett has made his reply.

    A tactical retreat, I'd call it and not unwise in the circumstances. There's a lot there. I don't want to interpret it too much. We should be leaving that to the low life lawyers who work for Carter Ruck to scratch their coiffured heads over that.

    Only those with massive resources would willingly stand up to the Carter Ruck monster truck. So, most can only fight with their wits not their wallets.

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  23. Thanks to Iron.. - just read Reflections on the McCann Affair on Cracked Mirror - highly recomend reading this excellent article.

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  24. Tony Bennett has posted his follow-up letters to Carter-Ruck on The Madeleine Foundation website.

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  25. Uh oh, the Foundation website is down in a big way.

    ~Crosses fingers that this is a technical screw up~

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  26. As previously indicated, the Madeleine Foundation website is down. A check on WHOIS shows that the domain was registered with Godaddy.com in America and that they have prohibited all actions on the website by their client. Have the lawyers threatened their webhosting company?

    All of this is quite disturbing.

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  27. The McCanns and Carter Ruck will eventually rule the world.
    I have personally given up all hope of the gruesome twoesome ever having to pay for what they did.
    These are sinister times and freedom of speech will soon be a thing of the past.

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