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Post  cherry1 on Thu 16 Feb - 10:06


'UTTER RUBBISH' Kate and Gerry McCann slam claims they are plotting to make hundreds of thousands out of 10th anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance


The couple say they 'want to make it clear they are not making any money out of Madeleine's disappearance'


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By ELLIE FLYNN and TRACEY KANDOHLA

16th February 2017, 8:46 am

MADELEINE McCann’s parents have slammed claims they are plotting to make hundreds of thousands out of the 10th anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance.

The couple’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell shut down claims the couple are accepting huge fees for 10th anniversary media interviews.

He told The Sun Online: “They want to make it clear that they are not making any money out of Madeleine’s disappearance. Any claims are spurious nonsense but fits in with the Portuguese agenda.”

Kate and Gerry McCann, both 48, are bracing themselves for the heartbreaking milestone in less than three months and despite being bombarded with offers from across the world they have, so far, turned them all down.

As interest increases daily to clinch the sought-after decade deal by broadcasting and publishing giants, the family have admitted: “It’s crazy!”

Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry have not decided on any media interviews surrounding the anniversary yet but if any deal is done it will be extremely limited and no payment will be involved.

“Any suggestion they will be paid is completely inaccurate and utter rubbish!”

Portuguese media have suggested former GP Kate and heart doctor Gerry, from Rothley, Leics., are set to receive 100,000 euros (£85,086) from British deals and 400,000 euros (£340,345) from American chats.

The couple are considering two pooled interviews in Britain, one for print through the country’s national agency Press Association and one for broadcasters.

Both are being organised through Scotland Yard, Mitchell explained. He said: “There will be no fee.”

The spokesman added: "The interest on the 10th anniversary has been vast, even crazy! Kate and Gerry have turned down down numerous offers of paid interviews in the past.

"But they have never accepted interview fees. They once accepted hospitality fees many years ago after travelling to America to appear on Oprah Winfrey, for flights and hotels.”

The only time Kate ever received any payment connected to Maddie’s disappearance in May 2007 - £1 million before tax – was from her own book simply entitled “Madeleine” and published in 2011.

She was also given a newspaper serialisation fee, which went straight into the Maddie pot – a Fund set up when the three-year-old first went missing with donations from the generous public and big-hearted celebrities to help pay for investigators to find her and bring her perpetrators to justice.

Madeleine McCann disappeared from a holiday villa in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz in May 2007.

The couple recently hit out at BBC1 drama The Moorside, which told the story of Shannon Matthews' abduction in 2008 - but repeatedly referenced Madeleine's disappearance.

A close friend of the couple said: “They are still doing the best they can while coping with the trauma of their daughter’s disappearance after nearly 10 years.

"Then a supposedly responsible broadcaster makes a programme about a bogus kidnap and brings Madeleine McCann into it. Kate and Gerry are naturally hurt and very perplexed."

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2876843/kate-gerry-mccann-cashing-in-anniversary-maddies-disappearance/
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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 16 Feb - 14:04

I reckon they were going to cash in and for all we know, they started the alleged "bidding war," with TV channels in an effort to get the fees as high as possible. I just don't believe that the McCanns were going to let this special anniversary pass without trying to rake in some money from it, especially with the huge amounts to pay out in legal fees over the Portuguese case against Gonçalo.

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Post  interested on Thu 16 Feb - 15:14

"Mitchell explained" the proposed interviews "are being organized through Scotland Yard". I don't get that; I thought the only interviews SY organized would be those where suspects are brought in to be questioned. I thought Mitchell was accepting bids for the tenth anniversary interviews not SY.
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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 16 Feb - 15:36

interested wrote:"Mitchell explained" the proposed interviews "are being organized through Scotland Yard".  I don't get that; I thought the only interviews SY organized would be those where suspects are brought in to be questioned.  I thought Mitchell was accepting bids for the tenth anniversary interviews not SY.

I don't get it either. Why would Scotland Yard be involved in the McCanns' media interviews?

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Post  weissnicht on Thu 16 Feb - 17:11

The couple’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell shut down claims the couple are accepting huge fees for 10th anniversary media interviews.

Are mccanns saying they pay huge amounts for a spokesman who is telling porkies..no, really. Unluckiest couple in the world.
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