Sunday, 9 September 2012

McCann v Amaral

Just think...

You're taking legal action against a man you deem as "poisonous".  Your opinion of this man is that he's a "self obsessed, manipulative money grabber with no morals" and you blame him solely for your "lack of appetite, deep depression, sleepless nights and anxiety".

You feel so aggrieved and furious that you want to right all the wrongs. You want to see him squirm and make him pay for the upset and anger he has caused.  You can almost taste the victory.

You want your day in court.

Well not the McCanns.

According to their lawyer, Isobel Duarte they will not be attending.

"Kate and Gerry are not needed in Portugal for the trial."

Bizarre or what?  But expected by many.  Who gives a damn if you're needed or not?...  Aren't you doing it for your children, for your missing child?  Or is there another reason they don't want to set foot on Portuguese soil?... o-o

Another quote from Mrs Duarte...

"We reasonably expect compensation for the dreadful damages the book has brought the family."

And therein lies the rub.  The book has already been subject to a high court appeal, three judges deemed it as being an acurate representation of the case files and ordered that it go back on sale.

It's not about righting the wrongs at all... it's all about that expectation of compensation.

Lack of appetite, deep depression, sleepless nights and anxiety.

All of the above emotions and upset are attributed solely to Goncalo Amaral, hasn't Madeleine's disappearance caused the McCanns to feel that way?  If not, why not?

I would already be feeling all of the above (and more) through the loss of my darling daughter.  Most of all I would be wracked with guilt.  I would blame myself, not anyone else - I would feel embarrassed to say someone else was the cause.

And I really wouldnt have the brass neck to blame it all on a book, especially one that I claimed never to have read.

Deeply depressed, tired and anxious...
Gerry McCann takes time off work to join Kate
 in Amsterdam to plug their own b$$k


  1. And I really wouldnt have the brass neck to blame it all on a book, especially one that I claimed never to have read.

    Well said MMM.

    The Expresso interview, 06 September 2008

    Q – Your English lawyers already have a translated copy and they are analysing it. Do you intend to sue Gonçalo Amaral?

    Gerry – At this moment we are focused on what we can do to find Madeleine and not in suing anyone.

    Kate – All that I am going to say about this – because I'm not going to waste any time on Mr Amaral – is that as a professional and as a person his behaviour has been a disgrace.

    Q – Aren’t you curious to know what the book says?

    Kate – What for? It must be nothing but a load of rubbish. It is so secondary… It certainly won’t help to find our daughter. My consolation is that on the cover he calls her Maddie, the name that the media have invented. We never called her anything like that.


  2. ''"lack of appetite, deep depression, sleepless nights and anxiety".''

    Dr Amaral's book caused all that\or ... well! or his opinion.

    Totally amazed that is wasn't the loss of Madeleine, after spending four nights, alone in an unlucked apartment, despite her mentioning, 'where were you'

    Any parent losing a child, particularly in the circumstances of Madeleine's disappearance (of course depending of you person preferance of scenario)would suffer. Doubt they would ever want sleep, smile or eat again.

    Projection of blame is normal, what is ABNORMAL is when you start believe it (Google Mental Mechanisms)



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