Gonçalo Amaral Countersues the McCann
Voice Over: The RTP [state TV channel] questioned Gonçalo Amaral, who was on his way to another meeting with officers of the British Police, who also follow the Maddie case. The reaction of the Former Judiciary Police Inspector is to counter attack.
Gonçalo Amaral: We were expecting that they did something, they did it now. So, it's the right time to advance with a countersuit, to discuss the Maddie process itself; we must not forget, there are various diligences to be made.
Voice Over: The McCann Family decided to sue Gonçalo Amaral for defamation. The legal action is going to be made in Lisbon, it's based on what the former inspector reveals on the book 'Maddie, The Truth of the Lie', published in 2008.
Gonçalo Amaral: We are also going to court in another way, I'm going to proceed legally against the McCann for defamation, and also for slanderous denunciations and false statements.
Voice Over: Already this year, the McCann family made in Praia da Luz a documentary for TV, which pretends to be the counterpoint of the thesis presented in the book by Gonçalo Amaral - of the accidental death of the girl at the Lagos apartment.