The McCanns are seeking damages over claims about their missing daughter Madeleine (pictured)
Sunday September 9,2012
By James Murray
The wife of former Portuguese police chief Goncalo Amaral today reveals how the libel action brought against him by Kate and Gerry McCann wrecked their 10-year marriage.
The McCanns will begin the action in Lisbon on Thursday seeking £1million damages over claims about their missing daughter Madeleine.
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Express, Mr Amaral’s wife Sofia, who is separated from her husband, said: ‘‘He is almost broke and the strain of all this legal action has made him ill and ended our marriage.”
Kate and Gerry have decided not to attend but Mr Amaral, 54, will be there for the four-day trial even though he does not have to give evidence. He insists he does not have a secret pot of “Maddie gold” from the publication of his book The Truth Of The Lie and will defend his claim in it that Madeleine could have died accidentally in the Praia da Luz apartment on the Algarve on May 3, 2007, aged three.
Sofia added: “I am really worried about his health.”
"WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER" - Rebekah Brooks to David Cameron
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If Goncalo Amaral wins this time and they have to pay Amaral's legal costs for all the hearings so far, that ought to redress the financial balance.
This is a case that the British establishment need to win, and somehow they are contriving to pay the Mccanns' legal expenses; there are evil things going on at a high level and they are desperate to do everything to cover up whatever it is - even throwing millions of pounds away on the Red-wood White-Wash, a futile exercise conducted by three dozen detectives mostly within a year or two of drawing their police pension
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@puzzled wrote:You know, I'd love to believe that there's a very special place in hell reserved for the McCanns.
There is - it's called 'everyday'. They're living it right now, I promise you.
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@Miraflores wrote:Didn't the bewk say that their marriage was still strong? I hope Amiral's lawyers are onto that.
the article is about the marriage of Sofia and Goncalo Amaral, not the McCanns. I doubt the McCann marriage is happy though, despite what Kate writes. I would not believe her if she told me the correct time.
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