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'Tapas 7' Receive £375k Damages - Sky News

Friends of Kate and Gerry McCann have received £375,000 in newspaper damages at the High Court.




The Express Newspapers group paid out the huge sum after falsely claiming the so-called 'Tapas 7' misled the Madeleine investigation.

It also apologised to the friends, who were eating with the couple in a nearby restaurant on the night the girl disappeared.

The seven - couples Jane Tanner and Russell O'Brien, Rachael and Matthew Oldfield, Fiona and David Payne, and Mrs Payne's mother, Dianne Webster - said they will donate the money to the Find Madeleine fund.

Speaking outside court, Mrs Payne said the pay-out "changed little" because Madeleine was still missing.





She said the libellous stories printed in the Express and Star newspapers were not only personally, but "detrimental to the search for Madeleine - this aspect has been particularly heart-breaking to ourselves."

Mrs Payne also urged anyone with information to get in contact through the Find Madeleine website, stressing: "We believe that Madeleine is still alive and can be found."

The friends were on holiday with the McCanns in Praia da Luz, Portugal, last May, when Madeleine disappeared, just days before her fourth birthday.

The nickname for the group came from the restaurant where all nine adults were dining when Madeleine went missing from her family's holiday apartment nearby.

Sky's Crime correspondent Martin Brunt said: "This is the third time this year newspapers have agreed a settlement.

"The first was against Express Newspapers - they were forced to pay out just over £500,000 to Kate and Gerry McCann for more than 100 defamatory articles.

"In July, a number of newspaper groups were involved in an even bigger payout - around £600,000 - to Robert Murat, the first suspect in the case, who was subsequently cleared of suspicion by the Portuguese authorities."


7 comments:

  1. My initial reaction was probably the same as many, disbelief followed by outrage but on reflection and having just watched Payne give that statement on behalf of THEM ALL and more importantly on BRITISH SOIL, they, the Tapas Seven or better described as loyal troops, have followed their little Ceaser and have crossed the Rubicon.

    Crossed the Rubicon, burnt their boats or whatever other metaphor that could be employed, the Tapas have done it in capitals.

    This is no unaccountable inaccurate statement made to a foreign police force, this is a statement of record given in Britain and as such their lies are now etched in stone.

    It won't be today or tomorrow for that matter, but rest assured there will be a day when they will rue crying hail Ceaser.

    So says I, drive on Tapas Seven, enjoy your "moment of vindication" but fix it firmly in your mind's eye because your day of vindication is also the day you put your collective heads in collective nooses.

    When will the trapdoor spring,? I know not, but believe me, it will and the whole sorry bunch of you will sway gently in the breeze.

    You're on the road to Tyburn, you just don't know it yet.


    ~~~~~~~~~

    On an unrelated note, if you're wondering why my blogs are closed the answer is quite simple, I'm sick to death of the whole bloody circus and sick to death of the countless misspent hours and days trying to come up with fresh and funny material.

    And the keyword here is "funny" or "fun" if you will, ever since the Portuguese and British establishment closed ranks and shelved (covered up) the investigation there isn't a bit of fun to be had, not at all at all.

    I may open the blogs again one day but for now I need a break from the daily chore of "Feeding Kitty."

    Peace.
    Himself

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  2. Himself,

    Thank you for the good humour, the inspiring artwork - thank you for being You.

    This case will know an appropriate ending: not today, not tomorrow, but some day, like you wrote. I have faith that some day we will know what happened to Madeleine McCann. And I have faith that the person(s) who is responsible for her disappearance - whoever it may be - will be brought to justice.

    Many things must change before that can happen, but change they will, and Madeleine's day of Truth will arrive, thanks to good men and women who work relentlessly to ensure that much.

    Patience...

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  3. o ser que tem o apelido da mulher(com uma razão,muito especial,aposto)TEM SEMPRE DE EVITAR qq.problema para cima deles.BLOQUEIA a Ass. Soc. que acorreu para ajudar; bota faladura.

    Pois é. The big problem is with him.T9,T7,T10 seja o que for ou até Tnetpaidosrede.

    Ninguém saberá o nome de "single" do marido da mulher?

    Não há ninguém que chegue ao "curriculum vitae paidos e porno" do ser?

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  4. Kate,

    Please don't forget to thank Joana & Astro.

    And do bookmark this page.

    What are the odds for one to watch the killer of one's child earning a big bundle of cash just from having done it, and gloating about it before the whole country & world? One in a gazillion fluke, it's my guess.

    Wow, you are a RARE phenomenon indeed!

    Just wonder what goes through that tortured sick mind of yours everytime you watch this video.

    Waiting patiently for the public expiation of sins. You may call it confession. I say it's the ONLY answer to your prayers. The one you so desperately seek.

    To all,

    Only the guilty avoid looking at you. Frontally, proudly. In the future do observe meaningless press-conferences. See how many look away or at the floor.

    Pretty tell-tale sign, isn't it?

    Yourself,

    Brilliant post. Thank you.

    Textusa

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  5. Ludicrous .... it seeks to bring brings the British Justice system into total disrepute.

    Libel settlements are never agreed or made without defendant's lawyer's examination of ALL the evidence directly relevant to the claim. Evidence does exist on which PM's conclusions of "abandonment, endangerment, homicide and cadaver disposal" were reached.

    No self respecting tabloid would pay the McCanns or Tapas group involved a penny piece. This confirms the 'clenched fist' hold on the tabloids. The only explanation for which is ongoing government intervention/influence.

    Evidence exists

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  6. David Payne has been brought back into line and vindicated of vile paedophillic aspertions cast at the time a Tapas member reportedly changed 'his story'.

    Those framing Murat used exactly the same vile deviant sexual innuendo tactics, found by the police to be untrue.

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  7. Anonymous 17/10/08 15:30

    You stupid dumbass.

    David Payne was not vindicated. only an idiot like yourself would try to extract from these sad events a conclusion like yours. Reminds me of Gerry's conclusion after the release of the files (it's proved to all we have done nothing wrong... LOLOL). David was seen by 2 doctors, and, as far as I know, these have not been sued, or has there been reached an agreement with them.

    What was declared untrue BY THE EXPRESS GROUP, was that these people didn't lie to authorities and did not obstruct justice. No mention about David Payne's nipple twisting and finger sucking.

    The Murat framing was done by your people. So its a stupid effort to try and bring him into the picture once again. And about any "framing" of Murat's sexual options, all I heard was linked directly to Madeleine's ludicrous abduction. Which like so many things done by you guys, proved to be false and done with wrongful intent.

    Please read the Himself post once again. Your day is coming. Be certain of it.

    Meanwhile, sweat it out.

    Its a modern world. Repeating a lie over and over again no longer makes it a truth. Nice effort, though.

    Textusa

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