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Notes from a Potting Shedder

Post  matthew on Sun 9 Sep - 20:01

Sunday, 9 September 2012
McCann v Amaral

Just think...

You're taking legal action against a man you deem as "poisonous". Your opinion of this man is that he's a "self obsessed, manipulative money grabber with no morals" and you blame him solely for your "lack of appetite, deep depression, sleepless nights and anxiety".

You feel so aggrieved and furious that you want to right all the wrongs. You want to see him squirm and make him pay for the upset and anger he has caused. You can almost taste the victory.

You want your day in court.

Well not the McCanns.

According to their lawyer, Isobel Duarte they will not be attending.

"Kate and Gerry are not needed in Portugal for the trial."

Bizarre or what? But expected by many. Who gives a damn if you're needed or not?... Aren't you doing it for your children, for your missing child? Or is there another reason they don't want to set foot on Portuguese soil?... o-o

Another quote from Mrs Duarte...

"We reasonably expect compensation for the dreadful damages the book has brought the family."

And therein lies the rub. The book has already been subject to a high court appeal, three judges deemed it as being an acurate representation of the case files and ordered that it go back on sale.

It's not about righting the wrongs at all... it's all about that expectation of compensation.

Lack of appetite, deep depression, sleepless nights and anxiety.

All of the above emotions and upset are attributed solely to Goncalo Amaral, hasn't Madeleine's disappearance caused the McCanns to feel that way? If not, why not?

I would already be feeling all of the above (and more) through the loss of my darling daughter. Most of all I would be wracked with guilt. I would blame myself, not anyone else - I would feel embarrassed to say someone else was the cause.

And I really wouldnt have the brass neck to blame it all on a book, especially one that I claimed never to have read.


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Re: Notes from a Potting Shedder

Post  Guest on Sun 9 Sep - 20:04

A fair reflection on all the points raised during our recent Forum discussions.


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