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Gerry McCann may be witness at libel trial tomorrow - Jerry Lawton **UPDATE** TRIAL ABANDONED FOR TODAY

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Gerry McCann may be witness at libel trial tomorrow - Jerry Lawton **UPDATE** TRIAL ABANDONED FOR TODAY

Post by Guest on 26.09.13 18:03

Jerry Lawton@JerryLawton 7m
Gerry #McCann hopes to appear as witness at libel trial of Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral tomorrow


Will merge with other thread but it might get lost so posting on new thread.

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Post by Guest on 26.09.13 18:15

Have deleted that tweet, although the 'parachuted in' was funny big grin

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Post by Guest on 26.09.13 18:21

Well first neither was going to attend, and then Kate turned up,

Then neither were going to give evidence, and now it seems GM may be doing so.

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Post by Angelique on 26.09.13 18:44

But will he have any evidence he can produce? 

Will the Court accept what he says on oath without any?

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Post by Guest on 26.09.13 18:47

Will the judge allow it at this late stage.  I thought a list of witnesses had to be submitted beforehand?

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Post by Nereid on 26.09.13 18:54

Weren't they told by Scotland Yard not to attend the trial as to not disrupt the investigation?

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Post by tiny on 26.09.13 18:55

Why only HOPE to appear, is that a get out

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Post by ShuBob on 26.09.13 18:59

This may be Gerry's final stand. He may go in all guns blazing or so I hope anyway big grin 

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Post by Newintown on 26.09.13 18:59

candyfloss wrote:Will the judge allow it at this late stage.  I thought a list of witnesses had to be submitted beforehand?
I don't believe that a witness can turn up "out of the blue" in a court case whether in the UK or anywhere else, unless GM's name was on the list of witness statements and it hasn't been released until now.

Witnesses have to sign a witness statement in front of a solicitor/lawyer which has to be presented to the court overseeing that particular case at least 2 weeks before the court hearing, in the UK anyway,   I can't see that Portugal is any different.

As someone mentioned sometime ago court cases have to be booked and timed on the number of witnesses that are going to be present and the timimgs have to be adhered to as there may be other court cases booked in to follow.

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Post by ShuBob on 26.09.13 19:00

@tiny wrote:Why only HOPE to appear, is that a get out
That's how I read it nah 

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Post by Newintown on 26.09.13 19:14

@ShuBob wrote:
@tiny wrote:Why only HOPE to appear, is that a get out
That's how I read it nah 
Knowing the McCanns, probably!

If Gerry doesn't appear it will be interesting to hear the excuses - he missed his flight because his car broke down on the way to the airport; there was a patient he had to attend to at his hospital at the last minute; they had a gas leak at home; the twins' nanny didn't turn up so he had to cook them dinner whilst Kate was doing her daily 50 mile run for any charity she can hook herself on to; the paperboy was ill so Gerry kindly offered to do his round for him, etc. etc.

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Post by Guest on 26.09.13 19:21

UK Headlines tomorrow: 

"Maddies hopes dashed by sardine munching Judge! 

Tearful heart surgeon dr Gerald McCann cruelly turned away from the foreign court house where he hoped to convince the Judge to grant him a payment of 1 mln $$$ dedicated to the Search for the toddler who was abducted etc etc

Today, in a last ditch effort Dr McCann decided to stand by dr Kate Healy -as she now styles herself- leaving the pairs' two children in the care of ..... and unexpectedly jumped on a plane to ... "  etc etc

Sorry guys, just two paragraphs were too much for me. How do these media do it?!

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Post by Newintown on 26.09.13 19:33

@Portia wrote:UK Headlines tomorrow: 

"Maddies hopes dashed by sardine munching Judge! 

Tearful heart surgeon dr Gerald McCann cruelly turned away from the foreign court house where he hoped to convince the Judge to grant him a payment of 1 mln $$$ dedicated to the Search for the toddler who was abducted etc etc

Today, in a last ditch effort Dr McCann decided to stand by dr Kate Healy -as she now styles herself- leaving the pairs' two children in the care of ..... and unexpectedly jumped on a plane to ... "  etc etc

Sorry guys, just two paragraphs were too much for me. How do these media do it?!
They cut and paste from any old newspaper report from the past 6 years; they're not that fussy!   big grin

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Post by tigger on 26.09.13 19:42

@Newintown wrote:
@Portia wrote:UK Headlines tomorrow: 

"Maddies hopes dashed by sardine munching Judge! 

Tearful heart surgeon dr Gerald McCann cruelly turned away from the foreign court house where he hoped to convince the Judge to grant him a payment of 1 mln $$$ dedicated to the Search for the toddler who was abducted etc etc

Today, in a last ditch effort Dr McCann decided to stand by dr Kate Healy -as she now styles herself- leaving the pairs' two children in the care of ..... and unexpectedly jumped on a plane to ... "  etc etc

Sorry guys, just two paragraphs were too much for me. How do these media do it?!
They cut and paste from any old newspaper report from the past 6 years; they're not that fussy!   big grin
I think they're given the outline story to flesh out as they like. That's what the media monitoring office does. It controls what comes out in the press.
The press does it because the fairy tales still sells papers and Kate in tears and Gerry leaping on a plane will take the focus of the libel case. An Eastenders plot to cover a simple truth: the truth of the lie. They all lied.




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Post by mahlersghost on 26.09.13 20:09

Have we seen the list of witnesses yet for Dr Amaral et al?  Or is GM on GA's list of witnesses?

Hoping to be there sounds awfully non-committal everything considered.

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Post by margaret on 26.09.13 20:17

I'd be very surprised, 'hoping' to be there - hoping for an excuse not to be there more like. 'We couldn't give evidence at our own trial' will be Saturdays headlines.

If he does go it's a sure sign the trial isn't going well for them, time to send in the 'big boys' titter 

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Post by plebgate on 26.09.13 20:18

If he is on GA's list I don't think the word " hope" to be there would be used. titter 

He should have made sure, from the very beginning imo, that he was definitely on the list of witnesses.

If he hopes to be a witness I cannot see why Mrs. cannot hope to be one also. They are both seeking damages and hearsay from him on her behalf will not cut it.

Nah, he wont be there as a witness, possibly to sit on the bench and look sad and hurt and unable to work blah blah, but I seriously doubt his shoes will see the inside of the witness box.

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Post by tiny on 26.09.13 20:20

@margaret wrote:I'd be very surprised, 'hoping' to be there - hoping for an excuse not to be there more like. 'We couldn't give evidence at our own trial' will be Saturdays headlines.

If he does go it's a sure sign the trial isn't going well for them, time to send in the 'big boys' titter 
What can he offer in evidence,just hope he is not going to bring the twins in to this again.

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Post by plebgate on 26.09.13 20:21

copied this over from the libel trial thread (hope ok admin).
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Someone posted this on HiDeHo's facebook page copied from Gonçalo's facebook page.

Neste momento, é preciso recordar a decisão do Tribunal da Relação de Lisboa, que deu provimento ao recurso interposto em 2010, revogando a decisão do Tribunal de 1ª instância, considerando improcedente, por não provada, a providência cautelar interposta pelo casal Mccan contra a venda do meu livro “Maddie – A Verdade da Mentira”:
“O livro ”Maddie – A Verdade da Mentira” – escrito pelo requerido Dr. Gonçalo Amaral, tem como principal motivação a defesa da sua honorabilidade pessoal e profissional…”
“ O conteúdo do livro não ofende nenhum dos direitos fundamentais dos requerentes” (casal Mccan)

Google translation:

At this point it is worth recalling the decision of the Court of Appeal of Lisbon, which upheld the appeal in 2010, revoking the decision of the Court of 1st instance, considering unfounded, not proven, the injunction filed by the couple mccan against selling my book "Maddie - the Truth of the Lie":
"The book" Maddie - The Truth of the Lie "- written by defendant Dr. Gonçalo Amaral, whose main motivation to defend his honor personal and professional ..."
"The content of the book does not infringe any of the fundamental rights of the applicants" (double McCan)"




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Post by Cristobell on 26.09.13 20:23

Oh my goodness, wondered if he might turn up.  Hard to imagine control freak like Gerry allowing someone else to speak for him in what could be his finest hour. His speech may end, infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me.

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Post by Guest on 26.09.13 20:24

Will Sky send Brunty out for the customary interview outside the court tomorrow, I expect he's on a plane as we speak big grin 




So who tipped off Jerry Lawton with this news I wonder.

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Post by JackieL on 26.09.13 20:26

WTF!!! How can you "hope to appear" at a libel trial for which you're the plaintiff?  Either you've given a witness statement and appear or you choose not to.  There's no "hope" about it!

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Post by plebgate on 26.09.13 20:30

candyfloss wrote:Will Sky send Brunty out for the customary interview outside the court tomorrow, I expect he's on a plane as we speak big grin 




So who tipped off Jerry Lawton with this news I wonder.
I hope we are not going to see a pre-written statement then he turns away, puts hand up and says no questions.

Will somebody please escort him into the building because he might not remember which door he used in the morning session when returning after lunch. big grin big grin  



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Post by Newintown on 26.09.13 20:35

@mahlersghost wrote:Have we seen the list of witnesses yet for Dr Amaral et al?  Or is GM on GA's list of witnesses?

Hoping to be there sounds awfully non-committal everything considered.
Gosh, that would be an eye opener wouldn't it?  I would've have booked a first class seat on any airline that got me from the UK to Portugal in time for the "opening session", and I would've booked a front row seat at the Court if allowed, but I doubt if GM will appear, he hasn't got the balls to confront GA and GA's lawyers.  GM would be lost for words if he didn't have a pre-arranged script in front of him of the questions he was going to be asked.  (You can't do that in a Court of Law, no matter what Wrongy tried to do with his little list underlined in green!)

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Post by Guest on 26.09.13 20:39

Sorry, I don't normally make fun,  and shouldn't joke, but this tweet tickled me, have deleted tweeter name.........





Or maybe Gerry #McCann will push the boat out & do a Powerpoint Presentation to the court? :-D #McCann



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