CLEAN THEM OUT

Portuguese detective who led the search for Madeleine McCann vows to ‘clean out’ her parents as he sues them for damaging his reputation

  • Goncalo Amaral, 57, claimed Madeleine’s death was covered up by her parents
  • Sued him for ‘spreading wicked and false lies’ and won but decision overturned
  • Now the former policeman could be able to win tens of thousands in damages
  • A source said: ‘He wants to squeeze every penny he possibly can out of them’
Goncalo Amaral, 57, claimed in a book that Madeleine died at the McCann's holiday house in Praia da Luz and Kate and Gerry covered it up

Goncalo Amaral, 57, claimed in a book that Madeleine died at the McCann’s holiday house in Praia da Luz and Kate and Gerry covered it up
The Portuguese detective who led the search for Madeleine McCann has promised to ‘clean out’ her grief-stricken parents by suing them for damaging his reputation.
Goncalo Amaral, 57, claimed in a book that Madeleine died at the McCann’s holiday house in Praia da Luz and Kate and Gerry covered it up.
The McCanns won a libel case against Amaral in 2015, but this was overturned on appeal and that decision upheld in another court.
This means Amaral is now able to sue the McCanns for damages potentially totalling tens of thousands of pounds.
A source told The Sun on Sunday’s Alex Diaz: ‘Amaral holds the key to making life financially very tough for the McCanns.
‘He has told friends he intends to do just that. He wants to squeeze every penny he possibly can out of them, clean them out. He has no shame at all.’
The former policeman has already put in a claim of £8,500 for legal costs.
His publisher and the creators of a DVD about Madeleine’s disappearance also want £4,200 each.
The McCanns won a libel case against Amaral in 2015, but this was overturned on appeal and that decision upheld in another court

The McCanns won a libel case against Amaral in 2015, but this was overturned on appeal and that decision upheld in another court
The continuing legal battle will bring extra pain to the McCanns as they approach the tenth anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance next month.
Amaral is said to be working on another book about the case. 
His 2008 publication, Maddie: The Truth Of The Lie, was written soon after he was hauled off the investigation in 2008 and took early retirement.
He alleged Madeleine had died in an accident in the apartment and the McCanns had faked her abduction.

The McCanns won a libel case against Amaral in 2015 over his book, Maddie: The Truth Of The Lie, but this was overturned on appeal and that decision upheld in another court
The couple told a trial of their ‘desperation, anxiety and pain’ at being accused by Amaral of hiding their daughter’s body.
The continuing legal battle will bring extra pain to the McCanns as they approach the tenth anniversary of their daughter's disappearance next month
The continuing legal battle will bring extra pain to the McCanns as they approach the tenth anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance next month
In February, after a nine-year legal battle, the McCanns finally failed in their attempt to have the book banned from sale in Portugal. 
They have always maintained that their aim was to stop Amaral spreading wicked and false lies which they felt hampered the search for Madeleine.
The Portuguese supreme court decision upheld the finding of a lower court last year, which overturned a previous libel win by the McCanns against Amaral when he was ordered to pay them £385,000 in damages.
Their initial victory in 2015 allowed them to block formal publication of the book, but could not stop its circulation on the internet. 
The supreme court concluded freedom of expression, in the shape of the Amaral book, must trump the right to protect the reputation of individuals (the McCanns).    

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