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Post  Karen on Sun 11 Dec - 15:27

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http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16128127

The McCanns are seeking at least 1.2m euros (£1m) in damages from Goncalo Amaral


3:20pm UK, Sunday December 11, 2011

Gerry and Kate McCann's £1m lawsuit against the Portuguese police officer who bungled the hunt for missing Madeleine will be heard early next year, it is understood.

The civil case against Goncalo Amaral - who was in charge of the Madeleine investigation for five months before he was thrown off the case - will take place in Lisbon on February 9 and 10, according to a source close to the couple.

The 52-year-old former detective has made a fortune selling a book and TV documentary claiming the young British girl is dead - and wrongly claiming her parents staged a cover-up.




In their writ the McCanns describe Amaral as 'self-obsessed'


The McCanns have always strongly denied his allegation and in a 36-page writ lodged in June 2009, they accuse Mr Amaral of libel and breaching their human rights.

The couple, from Rothley in Leicestershire, will not give evidence themselves but are expected to attend court.

"Amaral has made the McCann family's life hell and he has made himself rich in the process," a family source said.

"Kate and Gerry want to stop him spouting his malicious lies about them and to stop him profiting from their pain, and the only way to do that is by going to court."

In their writ, the McCanns describe the now-retired detective as a self-obsessed, manipulative money-grabber with no morals.

They claim Mr Amaral's repeated insistence that their daughter is dead discouraged people from looking for her.

The couple also describe in detail the pain and anguish they say Mr Amaral caused them by repeatedly smearing them - saying his slurs left them "totally destroyed".




Madeleine disappeared in May 2007 - only days before her fourth birthday


The McCanns are seeking at least 1.2m euros (£1m) in damages from the ex-policeman, and if they win the case the money will go towards the search for Madeleine.

Amaral's book, titled The Truth About The Lie, was translated into six languages and has sold more than 333,000 copies worldwide.

It was also made into a 50-minute TV documentary.

Madeleine disappeared on May 3, 2007, only days before her fourth birthday.

She had been left sleeping in a holiday apartment as her parents dined with friends in a nearby tapas bar in the resort of Praia da Luz in southern Portugal.

The country's attorney general Jose Pinto Monteiro has cleared the McCanns of any wrongdoing over Madeleine's disappearance

End!

Amaral said it all last week "justice works in silence" - their days are numbered - lets be patient!

Amaral self obsessed - Pot kettle BLACK Kate!!



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Post  contrary on Sun 11 Dec - 15:29

What a HORRIBLE article!!

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Post  Guest on Sun 11 Dec - 15:33

"In their writ, the McCanns describe the now-retired detective as a self-obsessed, manipulative money-grabber with no morals."


Isn't the foot supposed to be in the other boot, or has my looking glass gone wonky?

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Post  ann_chovey on Sun 11 Dec - 15:38

The End Is Nigh wrote:"In their writ, the McCanns describe the now-retired detective as a self-obsessed, manipulative money-grabber with no morals."


Isn't the foot supposed to be in the other boot, or has my looking glass gone wonky?


No it's crystal clear.......

"Amaral has made the McCann family's life hell and he has made himself rich in the process," a family source said.

just swap the names around, and yes agree with above poster it's a shocking article.


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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 11 Dec - 15:42

R.I.P. impartial and unbiased jourmalism. Truly dreadful.

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Post  Oldartform on Sun 11 Dec - 15:49

What a total load of sewerage and lies by Sky - don`t think I`ve ever seen anything so viscious and libellous coming from any press. Someone must be pretty desperate to order Sky News to go for the jugular like this.

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Post  ann_chovey on Sun 11 Dec - 15:51

Oldartform wrote:What a total load of sewerage and lies by Sky - don`t think I`ve ever seen anything so viscious and libellous coming from any press. Someone must be pretty desperate to order Sky News to go for the jugular like this.

I wonder who the 'family source' was.

b.t.w. Karen Matthews set to move to Cyprus with 'wealthy secret admirer' on her release. I've c. and p. the article on UK news section.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072705/Shannon-Matthews-kidnap-mother-Karen-moving-Cyprus-wealthy-admirer.html

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Post  Guest on Sun 11 Dec - 15:52

Secret admirer, huh?

It's not Gerald is it?

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 11 Dec - 15:53

Gerry could certainly give her a few ideas on how to set up a nice little earner and get away with it.

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Post  gillyspot on Sun 11 Dec - 15:54

So Sky are no better than any other of the gutter press.

They use heresay evidence not check the facts out themselves. No mention of Amaral winning the last 2 legal battles against the McCanns. No mention of the books not being returned. No mention of Amaral being ruined financially and emotionally by this money grabbing couple.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Sun 11 Dec - 16:02

gillyspot wrote:So Sky are no better than any other of the gutter press.

They use heresay evidence not check the facts out themselves. No mention of Amaral winning the last 2 legal battles against the McCanns. No mention of the books not being returned. No mention of Amaral being ruined financially and emotionally by this money grabbing couple.

After Leveson, they wouldn't get away with this if this was a British police officer. But it's just Johnny Foreigner, a sardine-munching ex-cop, versus the upstanding British doctors. So, that's OK.

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Post  Oldartform on Sun 11 Dec - 16:02

Just wonder what Murdoch has to gain by siding with these monsters. More friends in high places eh? There must be something very seedy going on at the root of all this.

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Post  frencheuropean on Sun 11 Dec - 16:04

In the same time, the article let the readers know that his book was translated in 6 different languages, made 3300000 copies and was folloved by a tv documentary.Perhaps some British readers will wonder why the entire world has the right to read/see it but for them. Strange also that the only way to compensate "the pain" allegdelly caused by Amaral, is to claim , at least, 1 million pounds. Subliminal, may be, but people are not that stupid.

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Post  cass on Sun 11 Dec - 16:08

Oldartform wrote:Just wonder what Murdoch has to gain by siding with these monsters. More friends in high places eh? There must be something very seedy going on at the root of all this.
got to agree with this or it could be a bit of a piss take , i mean everyone knows how much the mcanns have been begging , they ought to have that pic up of them on madelines birthday the laughing joking one of the scums leaving church

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Post  frencheuropean on Sun 11 Dec - 16:10

Same article:

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/mccanns_get_court_date_for_1m_cop_lawsuit

but open to comments and with 4 comments, very negative for the MCanns.


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3:52 PM on 11/12/2011

The paragraph "The couple, from Rothley in Leicestershire, will not give evidence themselves but are expected to attend court." says it all i think!

And the words they used in their writ, describing the now-retired detective as "a self-obsessed, manipulative money-grabber with no morals" may well come back to haunt them!


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3:51 PM on 11/12/2011


the polices hands were obviously tied simply because the mccanns NEVER really told the truth about their rush to get to the key party .............. sorry tapas party



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3:49 PM on 11/12/2011

money grabbing excuses for parents ............. are they not ??


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3:43 PM on 11/12/2011


Stop chasing money,come out of the limelight,maybe even write a book about how you left your children alone in a hotel room that might get you some money

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 11 Dec - 16:14

I'm very surprised that those 4 comments have lasted as long as they have but no doubt they will soon be gone.

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Post  cass on Sun 11 Dec - 16:16

frencheuropean wrote:Same article:

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/news/mccanns_get_court_date_for_1m_cop_lawsuit

but open to comments and with 4 comments, very negative for the MCanns.


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3:52 PM on 11/12/2011

The paragraph "The couple, from Rothley in Leicestershire, will not give evidence themselves but are expected to attend court." says it all i think!very good comments and streight to the point always said give em enough rope the greed will be the end

And the words they used in their writ, describing the now-retired detective as "a self-obsessed, manipulative money-grabber with no morals" may well come back to haunt them!


Sarah Lee

3:51 PM on 11/12/2011


the polices hands were obviously tied simply because the mccanns NEVER really told the truth about their rush to get to the key party .............. sorry tapas party



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3:49 PM on 11/12/2011

money grabbing excuses for parents ............. are they not ??


Gavin Nellis

3:43 PM on 11/12/2011


Stop chasing money,come out of the limelight,maybe even write a book about how you left your children alone in a hotel room that might get you some money

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Post  frencheuropean on Sun 11 Dec - 16:24

Good one Anna! and 5. Pity I can't post comments.

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Post  Guest on Sun 11 Dec - 16:25

Not sure about the bit regarding them not giving Evidence .................. surely as Plaintiffs, they can be examined by the Respondent?

I feel sure Amaral and his Lawyers have some very searching questions to ask in order to cast considerable doubt upon the basis of the Libel Action.

And public airing of certain matters ought to provide the Judiciary with enough ammunition to re-start the Criminal Investigation, regardless of what our own "New Tricks" brigade are doing.

Or am I being unduly optimistic?

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Post  maebee on Sun 11 Dec - 16:36

This has got to be the most biased piece yet by Sky News. It's factually incorrect on numerous levels.
"Wrongly claiming her parents staged a cover-up" How do Sky know this is a wrong claim?
No mention of Amaral's overturned book ban. No mention that the Mcc were ARGUIDOS.
Disgusting piece of journalism

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Post  Oldartform on Sun 11 Dec - 16:52

I just hope Goncalo doesn`t read this gutter tripe and lose heart. I pray he keeps strong.

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Post  interested on Sun 11 Dec - 16:54

When will Sky News and the the rest of the Murdoch press own up to the worst case of cover up the world has ever seen.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 11 Dec - 16:57

We can only hope that Dr Amaral is immune to this sort of bile from the British media by now. It must have seemed unbelievable in the early days though when as far as he knew the McCanns were just an ordinary couple.

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Post  Oldartform on Sun 11 Dec - 16:59

The Orange comments section is just full of withdrawn comments. Surely this, in itself, shows public opinion ain`t in line with what`s being reported.

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Post  Not Born Yesterday on Sun 11 Dec - 17:04

Not Born Yesterday wrote:I'm very surprised that those 4 comments have lasted as long as they have but no doubt they will soon be gone.

Yes folks they have now gone so there really is no point whatsoever in posting anything which doesn't sgree with the official version that the McCanns are the most wonderful people who ever walked the earth.


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