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Goncalo Amaral: "There are stories being printed saying I am taking the couple to court. It’s a lie".

Post  candyfloss on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 2:18 pm

UK media accused of trailing fake McCann stories to “pressure the European Court”


As a new funding deadline approaches for Operation Grange - the UK police inquiry that has spent over €12 million ‘searching for Madeleine McCann - British newspapers have been running with “fake stories” centring on the possibility that the Madeleine Fund is in danger of being wiped out by a new court action lodged by former PJ detective Gonçalo Amaral.
The Mail has inferred that a court case brought by Amaral is “due to start in the next few weeks” while the Sun describes the situation as a “Euro court showdown”.
The truth is that the case due to be heard has been instigated by the McCanns themselves and has nothing whatsoever to do with former PJ coordinator Gonçalo Amaral, who has been at pains to distance himself from media hype ever since the McCann’s long-running case to sue him for €1 million failed in the Supreme Court, Portugal’s final court of jurisdiction
Since that time, costs incurred by the McCanns (and awarded against them) have been left hanging.
The couple’s bid to overturn the Supreme Court judgement has failed twice  and thus the jury is definitely out on the merits of this appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
But as to the case being anything to do with Amaral, the former detective has been in touch to put the record straight:
“There are stories being printed saying I am taking the couple to court. It’s a lie. I have never received any kind of indemnity from them and I have never asked for one.
“The case they have lodged in the European court is not against me, but the Portuguese State.
“These lies just serve to make out that they are victims, to ask for more money and to pressure the European Court”.
The father-of-two who has long since maintained that the McCanns have set out to “assassinate” his “civil position”, said: “They should explain how much of the money of the Fund they have spent on court cases.
“For example, how much they have spent on lawyers fees. These were thousands of pounds not spent on looking for their daughter”.
Amaral’s treatment by the British press has been constant for the last decade.
This week the Sun has called him “disgraced” (when in fact he won the case taken out against him by the McCanns at least three times) and his theory that the parents could have covered up their daughter’s accidental death “shameful” and “ludicrous”.
As to the possibility that the Madeleine Fund could be “wiped out” if the European Court dismisses the McCann’s appeal, this is not news. The situation of the Fund was highlighted by all newspapers in March last year. In fact, Jerry Lawton of the Daily Star referred to the McCanns “going for broke” and using the Madeleine Fund to pay for their legal fees, even though this was something they had originally vowed they would never do .
With the deadline for a decision on further funding for the Metropolitan Police search approaching, other UK newspapers have highlighted “an honest interview” with Madeleine’s father Gerry where he discusses his struggles with depression as a result of the stress of losing a child.
The interview is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on September 29.


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Post  candyfloss on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 2:49 pm

Sorry xtina our posts were posted within seconds as I started a new thread and missed yours 1 minute earlier...…..

So repeating it here

xtina wrote:Seems GA wants to put the record straight regarding ECHR....


http://portugalresident.com/uk-media-accused-of-trailing-fake-mccann-stories-to-%E2%80%9Cpressure-the-european-court%E2%80%9D



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UK media accused of trailing fake McCann stories to “pressure the European Court”

As a new funding deadline approaches for Operation Grange - the UK police inquiry that has spent over €12 million ‘searching for Madeleine McCann - British newspapers have been running with “fake stories” centring on the possibility that the Madeleine Fund is in danger of being wiped out by a new court action lodged by former PJ detective Gonçalo Amaral.

The Mail has inferred that a court case brought by Amaral is “due to start in the next few weeks” while the Sun describes the situation as a “Euro court showdown”.

The truth is that the case due to be heard has been instigated by the McCanns themselves and has nothing whatsoever to do with former PJ coordinator Gonçalo Amaral, who has been at pains to distance himself from media hype ever since the McCann’s long-running case to sue him for €1 million failed in the Supreme Court, Portugal’s final court of jurisdiction (click here).

Since that time, costs incurred by the McCanns (and awarded against them) have been left hanging.

The couple’s bid to overturn the Supreme Court judgement has failed twice (click here and click here), thus the jury is definitely out on the merits of this appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.

But as to the case being anything to do with Amaral, the former detective has been in touch to put the record straight:

“There are stories being printed saying I am taking the couple to court. It’s a lie. I have never received any kind of indemnity from them and I have never asked for one.

“The case they have lodged in the European court is not against me, but the Portuguese State.

“These lies just serve to make out that they are victims, to ask for more money and to pressure the European Court”.

The father-of-two who has long since maintained that the McCanns have set out to “assassinate” his “civil position”, said: “They should explain how much of the money of the Fund they have spent on court cases.

“For example, how much they have spent on lawyers fees. These were thousands of pounds not spent on looking for their daughter”.

Amaral’s treatment by the British press has been constant for the last decade.

This week the Sun has called him “disgraced” (when in fact he won the case taken out against him by the McCanns at least three times) and his theory that the parents could have covered up their daughter’s accidental death “shameful” and “ludicrous”.

As to the possibility that the Madeleine Fund could be “wiped out” if the European Court dismisses the McCann’s appeal, this is not news. The situation of the Fund was highlighted by all newspapers in March last year. In fact, Jerry Lawton of the Daily Star referred to the McCanns “going for broke” and using the Madeleine Fund to pay for their legal fees, even though this was something they had originally vowed they would never do (click here).

With the deadline for a decision on further funding for the Metropolitan Police search approaching, other UK newspapers have highlighted “an honest interview” with Madeleine’s father
Gerry where he discusses his struggles with depression as a result of the stress of losing a child.

The interview is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on September 29.

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Post  xtina on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 3:30 pm

Lol I know candyfloss....how strange is that seconds apart...

Good article though for a change ...no truer words than this...

“For example, how much they have spent on lawyers fees. These were thousands of pounds not spent on looking for their daughter”.
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Post  Heisenburg on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 4:36 pm

Bet the MSM in this country won't repeat it.
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Post  candyfloss on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 4:38 pm

xtina wrote:Lol I know candyfloss....how strange is that seconds apart...

Good article though for a change ...no truer words than this...

“For example, how much they have spent on lawyers fees. These were thousands of pounds not spent on looking for their daughter”.

Quite, what a total waste of money, that was donated to look for Madeleine. More to the point rather than shutting Goncalo up, they advertised the book continually taking on all these battles in the courts, had they never bothered not that many would have heard of it. Yet still they are persisting...…. still the lawyers are making a good living out of it no doubt. It is imo certainly not helping in the search for Madeleine, and that is what the fund was for.

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Post  canada12 on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 5:42 pm

Before it was called the Find Madeleine Fund, it was called the Fighting Fund.
The true purpose of the fund has always been clear to me.
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Post  candyfloss on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 6:02 pm

canada12 wrote:Before it was called the Find Madeleine Fund, it was called the Fighting Fund.
The true purpose of the fund has always been clear to me.

Quite, I think the uncle Brian Kennedy said as much IIRC, but the public thought all monies were for finding Madeleine, and Esther McVey did say it would not be used for legal fees.


Madeleine fund ‘not for legal fees’


https://metro.co.uk/2007/09/12/madeleine-fund-not-for-legal-fees-107833/

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Post  Freedom on Thu 20 Sep 2018, 6:14 pm

Brian Kennedy of course said that the fund was mainly for legal fees.

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Post  xtina on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 7:57 am

candyfloss wrote:
xtina wrote:Lol I know candyfloss....how strange is that seconds apart...

Good article though for a change ...no truer words than this...

“For example, how much they have spent on lawyers fees. These were thousands of pounds not spent on looking for their daughter”.

Quite, what a total waste of money, that was donated to look for Madeleine.  More to the point rather than shutting Goncalo up, they advertised the book continually taking on all these battles in the courts, had they never bothered not that many would have heard of it. Yet still they are persisting...…. still the lawyers are making a good living out of it no doubt.  It is imo certainly not helping in the search for Madeleine, and that is what the fund was for.


That is what the money donated should have been for Maddie....but IMO they knew they were going to need a hell of a lot of money.

To me it paid for there survival.... lawyer fees suing etc, ...exactly by persuing Goncalo Amaral they got publicity for his book that money couldn't buy

Would have probably been a different outcome if they didn't have the fund money...the right one IMO That Goncalo was right.  


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Post  Freedom on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 10:12 am

I just can't see though how, at this early stage, they could possibly have foreseen that there would be legal fees due to suing all and sundry who challenged their nonsense.
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Post  xtina on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 1:32 pm

Freedom wrote:I just can't see though how, at this early stage, they could possibly have foreseen that there would be legal fees due to suing all and sundry who challenged their nonsense.

I would say at first they knew they would need lawyers....and it seems they had no money of there own.... or else why pay the mortgage out of it...

Then it just escalated as it was there money to do what they wanted ...when it was made very early on into a private fund
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