Sources claimed the family are worried interviewers will
focus on the libel loss and not the nine-year hunt for
48, and Gerry, 47, were devastated when a Portuguese
court of appeal sided with Amaral, 57, depriving them of
a payout they hoped would boost their search for missing
family friend told the
Daily Star: “They would love to make a new appeal,
but are aware that any journalist would want to inquire
about Mr Amaral’s victory.
“They’re seething over the ruling. That’s the last thing
they want to discuss. “
Amaral was ordered to pay damages last year after he was
ruled to have libelled them in his book Truth of the
The funds were never released when he challenged the
the 2008 book he claimed the McCanns faked an abduction
to cover up Madeleine’s death and they sued.
Portuguese appeal court ruled in favour of the former
cop and overturned the libel payout.
and Gerry, of Rothley, Leicestershire, are now lining up
their own appeal in Portugal’s Supreme Court.
Amaral has hinted that he may sue the McCann's for