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Post  cherry1 on Thu 2 Feb - 2:26

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2764103/kate-and-gerry-mccann-vow-to-take-legal-action-if-cops-book-claiming-they-covered-up-her-death-is-published-in-the-uk/


'THEY WILL BE SUED' Kate and Gerry McCann vow to take legal action if cop’s book claiming they covered up her death is published in the UK


The search funds set aside to help find Maddie McCann could be wiped after the couple lost their legal challenge against the cop



By BRITTANY VONOW, NEAL BAKER and GERARD COUZENS

2nd February 2017, 1:09 am


MADDIE McCann’s parents have threatened to sue anyone who tries to release a book, written by a former cop accusing them of covering up their daughter’s death, to the UK public.

The warning comes after Kate and Gerry McCann slammed the “untruthful and malicious” allegations made by the ex-cop, with the couple now facing a huge bill that could wipe out funds set aside for searching for their missing daughter

Former cop Gonçalo Amaral helped to investigate the missing person’s case in its initial stages, with the author cleared of breaching libel laws and now hoping to have his work published abroad, the Daily Star reported.

But in a stern rebuttal of the cop’s hopes for the book, the McCann family’s lawyers have now warned that they will take swift legal action if the book is published in the UK.

Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “If it does appear, whoever is responsible will be sued.”
Supreme Court judges in Portugal met on Tuesday to resolve the couple’s fight against a lower court’s decision in April last year to reverse their 2015 libel win against the former detective.

Although the hearing took place in private – and an official public decision is not set to be sent to lawyers acting for the litigants until later in the week – it emerged that the case had gone against Gerry and Kate McCann.

The ruling was handed down on the eve of their younger twin children’s 12th birthdays.

A close friend told The Sun: “It was never about winning big libel damages but all about them silencing him to stop them spouting his untruthful and malicious lies.”

“It has always been more of a personal battle and they are bitterly disappointed they have lost but not totally surprised.”

The friend added: “Any award made would have gone into the Madeleine’s Fund to help find their daughter and would never have been used for Kate and Gerry’s own use.

“And the whole point of the libel action was to try and stop Mr Amaral spreading wicked and false lies which they felt hampered the search for Madeleine.”
It's a blow to the couple who have committed thousands of pounds in the search for Maddie, and who hoped to force the former detective to pay more than £1million in compensation.

If they are ordered to pay Mr Amaral's legal costs, the money may have to come from the Find Madeleine fund - which has dwindled to around £480,000.

The McCanns could also be forced to use money from the fund if a Home Office grant for the Scotland Yard investigation, which runs out in August, is not renewed.

The couple now face the nightmare prospect of being sued for damages by Amaral, who led the initial hunt when Madeleine vanished aged three from their Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the couple said: "What we have been told by our lawyers is obviously extremely disappointing.

"It is eight years since we brought the action and in that time the landscape has changed dramatically, namely there is now a joint Metropolitan Police-Policia Judiciaria investigation which is what we've always wanted.

"The police in both countries continue to work on the basis that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to physical harm.

"We will, of course, be discussing the implications of the Supreme Court ruling with our lawyers in due course.”

The ruling also means the former detective will not have to pay the McCanns the €500,000 (£430,000) he was ordered to give them after the first court ruling in 2015.
It's a blow to the couple who have committed thousands of pounds in the search for Maddie, and who hoped to force the former detective to pay more than £1million in compensation.

If they are ordered to pay Mr Amaral's legal costs, the money may have to come from the Find Madeleine fund - which has dwindled to around £480,000.

The McCanns could also be forced to use money from the fund if a Home Office grant for the Scotland Yard investigation, which runs out in August, is not renewed.

The couple now face the nightmare prospect of being sued for damages by Amaral, who led the initial hunt when Madeleine vanished aged three from their Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the couple said: "What we have been told by our lawyers is obviously extremely disappointing.

"It is eight years since we brought the action and in that time the landscape has changed dramatically, namely there is now a joint Metropolitan Police-Policia Judiciaria investigation which is what we've always wanted.

"The police in both countries continue to work on the basis that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to physical harm.

"We will, of course, be discussing the implications of the Supreme Court ruling with our lawyers in due course.”

The ruling also means the former detective will not have to pay the McCanns the €500,000 (£430,000) he was ordered to give them after the first court ruling in 2015.



Another close family pal said on Tuesday: "This news is devastating, not just for Kate and Gerry but for Madeleine wherever she is."

A source added: "It’s not good news.

"We just don’t know what to do but we need to sit down with our lawyer and discuss it. We’ve gone to the pinnacle of the Portuguese legal system and we’ve lost.

"We now have to pay a sizeable amount in costs."

It marks a major milestone in Gerry and Kate McCann’s eight-year fight over a book written by Amaral, who led the initial hunt when then-three-year-old Madeleine vanished from their Algarve holiday apartment in May 2007.

Amaral was ordered to pay Kate and Gerry £430,000 plus interest in damages after losing round one of their libel battle in April 2015 over his hurtful book ‘The Truth of the Lie.’

Appeal judges reversed the initial ruling by a court in Lisbon in April last year, siding with the former police chief and overturning a ban on his book.

The decision sparked a fresh appeal by the McCanns to the country’s highest law court.

The McCanns’ Portuguese lawyer Isabel Duarte lodged the couple’s new appeal last May after vowing to fight the U-turn by judges over Amaral’s book.

Criticising the ruling in favour of the ex-police chief, which a friend of the McCanns said had left them “seething,” she said: “This decision was an appreciation of the law and not the facts.

“We can appeal to the Supreme Court which we will do as we have instructions from our clients.”
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Re: MCCANNS WILL SUE IF BOOK PUBLISHED IN UK

Post  fred on Thu 2 Feb - 8:18

We all need to by copies then leave them in doctors waiting room, hotels, anywhere there are books that people pick up to glimpse through while they are waiting
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Post  DavidA on Thu 2 Feb - 9:27

It is good to see this forum is still operating and strongly.

It will be interesting if this book is published in UK and they sue. Will a UK judge want to say that in UK there is less freedom of speech than in Portugal?

I disagree with Amaral's conclusion (in my opinion, it happened 1 or 2 days before and the complete tapa evening was fake), but I support that he is the only powerful, public voice that questions the obvious problems in a lot of things the parents said.

Also, is this an opportunity for Tony Bennet to be allowed a voice again? If I remember correct, a court prevented him from saying more about this case?
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Post  malena stool on Thu 2 Feb - 10:56

Thanks cherry.

(quote from Sun article)
"The warning comes after Kate and Gerry McCann slammed the “untruthful and malicious” allegations made by the ex-cop, with the couple now facing a huge bill that could wipe out funds set aside for searching for their missing daughter."
(unquote).

These 'funds' were never; 'set aside' for searching for their missing daughter. They were donated from the public, both UK and abroad. Donated solely for the purpose of funding the search for their missing daughter. Not squandered on high priced lawyers, ambulance chasing spokesmen, mortgage payments and trips around the world.

Solely definition. English/Oxford Dictionaries:-
Not involving anyone or anything else; only: 'he is solely responsible for any debts the company may incur'. 'people are appointed solely on the basis of merit'.
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Post  kitti on Thu 2 Feb - 14:30

They won't have the money to sue people....


They don't tell US what NOT to read
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Post  Badboy on Thu 2 Feb - 14:37

LET THEM EXPLAIN THEMSELVES EVERYTHING FROM LEAVING YOUR CHILDREN ALONE AND OTHER THINGS IN A COURT OF LAW.
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Post  interested on Thu 2 Feb - 15:40

The McCanns threat to sue should create more interest in people wanting to read it. No book gets more attention than one which the subjects (in this case the McCanns) threaten to sue in order to suppress or refrain from disclosing truths about themselves and their behaviour.

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Post  kitti on Fri 3 Feb - 14:24

Mr Amaral has a new book out......it's about the defamation of the pj by the British press ....
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Post  Badboy on Fri 3 Feb - 14:26

kitti wrote:Mr Amaral has a new book out......it's about the defamation of the pj  by the British  press ....
WHAT THE TITLE?
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Post  kitti on Fri 3 Feb - 14:43

FALSE ALARM I'M AFRAID....it's an old book by another author. ..
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Post  interested on Fri 3 Feb - 14:49

kitti wrote:FALSE ALARM I'M AFRAID....it's an old book by another author. ..

Would that old book be "The McCanns' War" by Paulo Reis by any chance?
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Post  kitti on Sun 5 Feb - 9:58

Think do BUT Mr Amaral HAS updated The Truth of the Lie and he's looking for a publisher to publish it in ENGLISH along with the first book.
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Post  interested on Sun 5 Feb - 20:01

The Daily Mail has posted an update to their story (19:24 GMT, 5 February/17). In it Clarence Mitchell is quoted as saying: "He (Mr. Amaral) needs to know lawyers are watching".

Clarence is back in the "game", threatening as usual.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Sun 5 Feb - 20:05

interested wrote:The Daily Mail has posted an update to their story (19:24 GMT, 5 February/17).  In it Clarence Mitchell is quoted as saying: "He (Mr. Amaral) needs to know lawyers are watching".

Clarence is back in the "game", threatening as usual.

The McCanns' lawyers are watching! Oooooh! I bet Gonçalo is terrified! Well, they can go for it, I suppose, but it might be a good idea to settle their legal fees for Portugal before they start engaging their high earning lawyers for yet another potential loser.

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Post  weissnicht on Mon 6 Feb - 5:19

interested wrote:The Daily Mail has posted an update to their story (19:24 GMT, 5 February/17).  In it Clarence Mitchell is quoted as saying: "He (Mr. Amaral) needs to know lawyers are watching".

Clarence is back in the "game", threatening as usual.

mccann pay an Army of lawyers and PR leute to troll Amaral.

Do they remember that they claim that they have missing daughter who they were supposed to look for?
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Post  malena stool on Mon 6 Feb - 8:28

weissnicht wrote:
interested wrote:The Daily Mail has posted an update to their story (19:24 GMT, 5 February/17).  In it Clarence Mitchell is quoted as saying: "He (Mr. Amaral) needs to know lawyers are watching".

Clarence is back in the "game", threatening as usual.

mccann pay an Army of lawyers and PR leute to troll Amaral.

Do they remember that they claim that they have missing daughter who they were supposed to look for?

Doubtlessly they remember what the money donated was intended to be for weissnicht, but paying off the mortgage and a new motor were far and away more important and let's not forget that awful man Amaral who had a fair idea of the truth of the lie and needed shutting up.
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Post  mara thon on Mon 6 Feb - 8:39

The Mccans to sue...........well that would be a novelty I thought that was how they made a living. What a despicable pair they are.
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