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Massive slip up by Sky News?

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by IKNOWWHATHAPPENED on 06.07.14 11:11

The MSM media occasionally dip their toes in the water.

Lord and Lady McCANN will find this most unhelpful.

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by Mrs Holmes on 08.07.14 19:01

In today's Daily Star

http://t.co/zujDoQW9vr
Kate, 46, who was a doctor before her daughter's death,

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by sharonl on 08.07.14 19:06



Before its whooshed!

Kate McCann: My son asked me about claims that I 'hid' Maddie
KATE MCCANN has told a court of the heartbreaking moment that her son asked her about claims she was involved in her daughter Madeleine's disappearance.
By Tom Rawle/Published 8th July 2014

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HEARTBREAKING: Kate revealed to the court that her son Sean asked her about the claims [GETTY]

Mrs McCann said her son Sean, now 9, confronted her after he had heard the allegations made by former Portuguese police chief Goncalo Amaral on the radio.

Madeleine's parents are suing Mr Amaral for libel, after he claimed the couple were involved in their daughter’s disappearance.

While delivering statement at Lisbon’s Palace of Justice today, she told the court: "Sean asked me in October, he said ‘Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine didn’t he?’

“I just said ‘He did. He said a lot of silly things.'

“I think that was on the radio on the way to school because they go on the school bus."

Sean was just two-years-old when his three-year-old sister went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007.

He and his twin sister Amelie was said to be asleep when Madeleine was abducted.

Kate, 46, who was a doctor before her daughter's death, says what Mr Amaral has written could be "very, very damaging to a child".

She told the court that her and husband Gerry tried to control the information there other children were getting.

"We had to liaise with Sean and Amelie’s school in case any child or parent says anything to them about what is in Mr Amaral’s book and documentary," she said.

“They are at an age now where they are using computers in school and at home so we have had to carefully supervise.

“There are some things we can’t control for example when Sean said that comment.

“I believe what’s in Mr Amaral’s book and the documentary is very distressing to adults. To a child it could be very, very damaging.”

TRIAL: Kate and Gerry are taking action against Mr Amaral's claims [PA]

Mr Amaral was in charge of the investigation but was sacked after becoming fixated with the idea that Kate and Gerry were to do with her disappearance.

He later wrote a book, The Truth of the Lie, in which he makes a series of allegations about the couple.

Kate and Gerry were considered people of interest in the investigation in September 2007 but were later cleared of any involvement.

When asked by the judge how the book made her and Gerry feel, Kate replied: “I was devastated. It made me feel quite desperate because of the injustice I felt towards my daughter and our family as a whole.

“It was very painful to read and I felt sad for Madeleine. I also felt anxious and fearful because of the damage I felt it was doing in Portugal.

“Mr Amaral insists that Madeleine is dead. He also essentially accused myself and my husband of being somehow involved in this, of faking an abduction.

“Throughout the book he consistently smears myself and my husband."

Kate said a TV documentary he appeared in was “even worse than the book".

She added: “That intensified the pain because of the injustice and the anxiety about the damage this could cause to the search.

“We were working so hard trying to do everything in our power to try to find Madeleine which was hard enough in itself."

In one interview, she said Amaral even accused the couple of storing Madeleine’s body in a freezer – then of disposing it weeks later.

ACCUSED: Mr Amaral is being sued by Maddie's parents for libel [EPA]

Kate McCann wrote:“Sean asked me in October, 'Mr Amaral said you hid Madeleine'”

She admitted that she felt "defeated" once the book was released and the fingers were being pointed at her and her husband.

"There were times when the pain was overwhelming but I believe after the book things got worse," she added.

Then Gerry was asked how he felt when the book was released.

Gerry, 45, also a doctor, told the court: “The book itself is shocking. It’s an affront to my wife, my family and all the people who believe in us.

“When reading the book the hardest emotion is anguish, despair and of course anger that someone who was so close to the investigation…states that she is unequivocally dead.

“The documentary claims Madeleine is dead, there was no abduction and that myself and my wife and our friends are liars and we would be so cold and ruthless as to hide our daughter’s body rather than try to help her should something have happened.”

He said many Portuguese did not believe they were innocent which was spurred on by Mr Amaral's book.



QUESTIONS: Kate and Gerry talk to the media ater their court appearance [AP]

The court was adjourned until a later date when closing speeches will be heard.

The two previously accused the disgraced detective Mr Amaral of making a "blatant and cynical" attempt to stall the case, after he sacked his legal team of the morning they were due to make statements.

If successful in the case, Mr and Mrs McCann are expected to make around £1 million in damages.

Last week, Scotland Yard detective began interviewing suspects linked to the case.

Police are thought to have questioned three workers from the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz who are linked to burglaries close to the resort.

The suspects are thought to have broken into homes just weeks before Maddie went missing.

Her parents said they are pleased with the pace of the current investigation.

They said: “It is gratifying to know a substantial amount of work is taking place with the co-operation of British and Portuguese authorities.”

British police searched areas of marsh and scrubland last month but found no new evidence.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard confirmed: "There is still a substantial amount of work yet to be completed in the coming weeks and months."

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by Iamtheseeker on 08.07.14 19:07

Wow , but didn't the learned couple claim abduction?     big grin

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by MarleneP on 08.07.14 19:10

Kate, 46, who was a doctor before her daughter's death, says what Mr Amaral has written could be "very, very damaging to a child".


I can not believe it: she is so stupid? She exploited the children!
And then the statements about her husband, the control freak  spit coffee

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by ultimaThule on 08.07.14 19:17

@Mrs Holmes wrote:In today's Daily Star

http://t.co/zujDoQW9vr
Kate, 46, who was a doctor before her daughter's death,  

"A doctor before her daughter's death"

Spotted and remarked on here: http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t10000p390-last-day-of-libel-trial-8th-july-2014-discussion-and-news#267924

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by Mrs Holmes on 08.07.14 19:22

Ah haven't got around to reading that thread yet, saw it and thought "post it before it's whooshed"

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by ultimaThule on 08.07.14 19:36

No criticism intended, Mrs Holmes - it's been an eventful day and there's a lot of media coverage to wade through.  big grin

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by Mrs Holmes on 08.07.14 19:38

None taken, reading through the days events now - Interesting times ahead :)

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Re: Massive slip up by Sky News?

Post by ultimaThule on 08.07.14 19:45

O yes indeedy - many more interesting times ahead before closing arguments are heard by the judge in the Lisbon libel trial.,

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