Portuguese detective WINS his appeal against libel defeat to Madeleine McCann's parents

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Portuguese detective WINS his appeal against libel defeat to Madeleine McCann's parents

Post by Spiral on Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:34 pm

Some justice at last !!!


Portuguese detective WINS his appeal against libel defeat to Madeleine McCann's parents and will NOT have to pay them €500,000 damages

   Goncalo Amaral accused Madeleine's parents of faking her abduction
   He was ordered to pay €500,000 in damages after losing his libel battle
   But today Amaral posted copy of judgement overturning original decision
   McCanns lawyer 'disappointed' and vows to appeal to the Supreme Court

Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral has won his appeal against his court libel defeat to Madeleine McCann's parents.

The former police chief was ordered to pay Kate and Gerry McCann €500,000 in damages in April last year after accusing them of faking their daughter's abduction.

But today he posted a copy of the 16-page judgement overturning the original decision on an Internet blog.

The last page of the document, signed by three appeal judges and dated April 19, confirmed the original ruling was being revoked.




Amaral lost his long-running libel battle over his controversial 2008 book claiming the McCanns had faked missing daughter Madeleine's abduction after she died in their Algarve holiday apartment.

He was also ordered to pay interest after a Lisbon judge ruled he had overstepped freedom of speech limits in The Truth Of The Lie.

After the verdict, the McCanns announced they would plough 'every penny' of the payout into the hunt for their daughter, who was three years old when she vanished on May 3, 2007.



But Amaral's appeal, which he confirmed the following month, thwarted their hopes of spending the money.

The McCanns's Portuguese lawyer, Isabel Duarte, confirmed she had learned of the appeal decision this afternoon, adding that she was 'disappointed' but not surprised.

She said Madeleine's parents had instructed her to launch an appeal of their own which will be decided by Portugal's Supreme Court.

Read the rest at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3547951/Portuguese-detective-WINS-appeal-against-libel-defeat-Madeleine-McCann-s-parents-NOT-pay-500-000-damages.html

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