Oct 3 2013
The Daily Chimp
As I told you quite a while ago now, I have it on good authority that Gerry and Kate McCann have seperated.
And, as it so happens, my claim would appear to have been given more credence yesterday by the fact that Gerry McCann arrived at court in Lisbon to give evidence in the McCanns libel case against Goncalo Amaral, whilst Kate was nowhere to be seen.
There appears to be some confusion as to when McCann actually arrived in Portugal with the Chimp, the Guardian and the BBC claiming it was last Friday, whilst the Independent and Huffington Post claim it was yesterday.
It is certainly strange that Gel had a woman’s shopping trolley type suitcase thing with him when he turned up for court.
Never the less, whichever of the two days it was, Kate had already fucked off back to Blighty by the time he arrived.
According to the Chimp Gelly Baby had been hoping to give evidence in court yesterday, but wasn’t permitted to do so.
You may also recall that on the first day of the trial Kate arrived at court whilst Grand Master G was conspicuous by his absence.
However unlike her husband, Kate would have been allowed to give evidence, but never the less declined… Then again, we all know that Kate doesn’t like to answer questions without her husband Big G there to
monitor support her.
The following is from Sky News:
Their lawyer, Isabel Duarte, set out the case on behalf of the McCanns and their twins Sean and Amelie, now eight, at the court.
Mrs McCann could have been called as a witness but is not expected to give evidence.
Instead, a number of relatives will also appear in the witness box. Source
Also present on that first day in court, was Psychologist Dr Alan Pike, who testified that Kate was suicidal after Madeleine went missing.
However, Pike – presumably no relation to Albert although Gerrys involvement with the Freemasons is well documented – may have overstated his qualifications since he appears to be a grief councillor rather than a qualified doctor.
The book that is at the centre of the Libel trial was written by Goncalo Amaral, the police detective originally in charge of the investigation.
He claims that Madeleine was killed by accident and her body was disposed of by the McCanns who then claimed that she had been abducted.
This is in line with what the South African businessman Stephen Birch believes happened and goes further still by maintaining that Madeleine’s body is buried under Robert Murat’s drive.
Robert Murat was of course, the original suspect in the case.
I spoke to Stephen last week and he told me that negotiations are now taking place between himself, Murat and Portugal’s biggest selling daily newspaper with a view to allowing Stephen to go ahead with the dig.
There were however, a number of stumbling blocks in the negotiations and as far as I am aware nothing has been finalised as of yet.
This news was also reported in Rapport, a major South African Newspaper, at the weekend.
You can read that report by clicking HERE although it is printed in Afrikaans.
Madeleine’s parents pain at losing her was ‘multiplied 100 times’ by police chief’s book, court hears as her father expresses disappointment he couldn’t give evidence
- Gerry’s sister says parents in ‘purgatory’ over claims they were involved
- Gerry McCann was present at a hearing in Lisbon’s Palace of Justice
- His family is suing Goncaro Amaral over book The Truth of the Lie
- Police chief claimed the McCanns hid Madeleine’s body after she died in an accident then faked her abduction
PUBLISHED: 13:23, 2 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:48, 2 October 2013
Kate and Gerry McCann’s pain over the disappearance of their daughter was ‘multiplied 100 times’ by a book by a former Portuguese police chief, a court has heard.
Gerry McCann’s sister Trish Cameron said he and wife Kate had been left in ‘purgatory’ by the disappearance of Madeleine and claims that they were somehow involved.
Speaking at the libel trial of former police chief Goncalo Amaral, Mrs Cameron said the publication of his book in 2008 and a TV documentary based on it the following year caused the family to be ‘vilified’ and ‘demonised’.
And she said Madeleine’s twin siblings Sean and Amelie, now eight, told their parents that comments were made by fellow pupils at their school.
She told the court: ‘My brother and sister-in-law live in purgatory because they have no end and they are looking for the truth.
‘They would like an end but there is no end because they don’t know what’s happened.’
The McCanns say the former detective’s claims in the book The Truth Of The Lie, including suggestions that they hid their daughter’s body after she died in an accident and faked an abduction, damaged the hunt for Madeleine and exacerbated her family’s anguish.
If successful in the legal action, brought against him, his publisher, and the makers of the documentary, the family stands to gain around £1 million in damages.
Mrs Cameron, whose voice cracked as she described the effect on her family by the publication of the book, said: ‘They were vilified in this book so their distress was multiplied 100 times.
‘This pain was felt by all of their family because we still have a missing child and we knew that what is in there is not true.’
Mr McCann and his wife Kate are seeking £1million in damages from the former detective, claiming his allegations caused them extreme anguish and hindered the search for Madeleine, who vanished from a hotel room in the Algarve in May 2007.
In his book The Truth of the Lie, published in July 2008, Mr Amaral suggested that the couple hid their daughter’s body after she died in an accident, then pretended she had been taken.
Mr McCann was left frustrated after flying to Portugal last week, when proceedings were adjourned because one of the defendant’s lawyers could not be present.
Arriving at the Palace of Justice in Lisbon this morning, Mr McCann said he was not sure what would happen ‘after last week’.
‘We are here to listen to the judge and hopefully be heard,’ he told reporters.
He travelled to the Portuguese capital with his sister Trish Cameron and his wife Kate McCann’s mother Susan Healy, who are both expected to appear as witnesses in the case.
Mrs McCann attended the court last month on the first day of the case, telling reporters she was in Portugal to ‘stop the damage’ she believes is being caused to the search for her daughter.
The court has heard how she had suicidal thoughts after Mr Amaral claimed she had covered up her daughter’s death.
Psychologist Alan Pike said that after the publication of the former police chief’s book, Mrs McCann ‘thought about not being around any more’.
Madeleine, who was nearly four, disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on May 3 2007 as her parents dined at a nearby restaurant with friends.
Mr Amaral, who initially led the inquiry into Madeleine’s disappearance, was removed from the case in October 2007 after criticising UK police.
British detectives launched a fresh investigation into the child’s disappearance in July this year and believe she could still be alive.
The Portuguese investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance is officially closed.
The case, in which Mr Amaral denies defamation, is expected to finish hearing evidence in November.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2441552/Madeleines-parents-pain-losing-multiplied-100-times-police-chiefs-book-court-hears-father-expresses-disappointment-evidence.html#ixzz2gcnHI4MU
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