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Post by Google.Gaspar.Statements on 17.02.17 7:26

Who is Goncalo Amaral? Ex-Madeleine McCann cop whose claimed Gerry and Kate faked her abduction

Amaral claimed Maddie had died in the McCann's holiday flat and her parents faked her abduction to cover up the tragedy
By Hannah Crouch
16th February 2017, 11:39 pm

THE PARENTS of Maddie McCann lost their court appeal to silence an ex-cop who claims they covered up their daughter’s death.
Portuguese Supreme Court judges agreed with a lower court’s decision last April to reverse Kate and Gerry McCann’s 2015 libel win against Goncalo Amaral.

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Goncarlo Amaral claimed Kate and Gerry McCann faked the abduction of their daughter
Following his appeal win, Amaral was reportedly seeking a British publisher as he completed the closing chapters of a second book about the little girl’s disappearance.
Maddie’s parents faced fresh turmoil with the emergence on YouTube of a controversial TV documentary based on Amaral’s accusations.
A close pal of the McCanns branded the film a “lunatic conspiracy theory” and revealed the parents are considering legal action.
But who is Amaral and what claims did he make about the McCann’s?

Who is Goncalo Amaral?

Amaral is an ex-police officer who led the initial hunt when three-year-old Maddie went missing from the Algarve in 2007.
The now retired detective was removed as head of the investigation after criticising British detectives.
In July 2008, Amaral released a book called “The Truth of the Lie” which claims the McCanns faked the abduction.

What did Amaral claim in his book?

In the book, it is claimed that Maddie had died in their holiday flat and her parents faked her abduction to cover up the tragedy.
The book was released just three days after Gerry and Kate were told their status as formal suspects had been lifted on July 21 2008.
Amaral is understood to have earned £344,000 from his book before it was banned and a subsequent TV documentary.

Why is there a legal battle?

The McCanns claimed the book was hurtful and launched a libel battle against Amaral in April 2015.
Amaral was ordered to pay Kate and Gerry £430,000 plus interest in damages after losing round one.
However this decision was reversed by appeal judges in April last year, siding with the former police chief and overturning a ban on his book.
The decision sparked a fresh appeal by the McCanns to the country’s highest law court.
The McCanns’ Portuguese lawyer Isabel Duarte lodged the couple’s new appeal last May after vowing to fight the U-turn by judges over Amaral’s book.
Criticising the ruling in favour of the ex-police chief, which a friend of the McCanns said had left them “seething,” she said: “This decision was an appreciation of the law and not the facts.
“We can appeal to the Supreme Court which we will do as we have instructions from our clients.”
However the Supreme Court voted in favour of Amaral.

What happens now?

Kate and Gerry could now face a huge legal bill which has which had been frozen until the outcome of the final appeal.

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Philip Anders Feb 2, 2017
I bet if their twins have children the McCanns won't be asked to do much babysitting.



sherlock holmes Feb 2, 2017
Who is Goncalo Amaral?
The wee guy that stood up to the Mccanns and won.
One would have thought everyone knows this.

Now it's time to move on and find out what really happened to Madeleine.
I'm pretty sure there is enough evidence to convict them of staging her abduction if not whatever else happened.


david stacey Jan 31, 2017
A great day! Despite this newspapers best efforts, the truth is coming! Justice for Madeleine.

John Smith Feb 1, 2017
@david stacey Yes, indeed. Well said.

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Post by nglfi on 17.02.17 7:31

'Removed as head of the investigation after criticising British detectives'? I thought it was 'bungled cop who was sacked after his involvement in another missing child case' . Funny how the tide turns. Maybe if the McCanns had read more Shakespeare than CEOP manuals they would have seen this coming!


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Post by Tony Bennett on 17.02.17 7:39

QUOTE: "In the book, it is claimed that Maddie had died in their holiday flat and her parents faked her abduction to cover up the tragedy".

>> YES

QUOTE: "The McCanns claimed the book was hurtful and launched a libel battle against Amaral in April 2015".

>> Er, NO. It was launched in June 2009 – seven years and eight months ago.


2007 (28 June) Dr Gerry McCann: “I have no doubt we will be able to sustain a high profile for Madeleine’s disappearance in the long-term”.

2017 (February) Dr Kate McCannthrust into a global bidding war…news giants battle to sign her up for the 10th anniversary…offered huge bids…bombarded with offers…30 sitting on the table…getting new bids every other day…one told Kate and Gerry: ‘Name your price!’

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Post by BlueBag on 17.02.17 8:37

Pro-McCann comments on newspaper websites are as rare as an albatross.

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Post by justagrannynow on 17.02.17 9:02

Goncalo Amaral is a hero   clapping clapping

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Post by tiredofthebs on 18.02.17 1:29

@BlueBag wrote:Pro-McCann comments on newspaper websites are as rare as an albatross.

I have never believed that there actually are any Pro-McCann people. They were always just paid trolls. Everyone I have ever spoken to in real life thinks the McCanns are involved.

It makes the way they have gotten away with this for 10 years absolutely astonishing.

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Post by worriedmum on 18.02.17 9:44

they forgot to mention sardines...the tide must be turning...

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Post by plebgate on 18.02.17 21:41

Who is Goncalo?

A husband and father whose life and that of his family has been turned upside down for all these years and who deserves a bit of peace and an end to all of this.

He is most certainly not a man who deserves to feel fear.

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