detective on the other side of the Atlantic believes in the thesis of
Madeleine’s death, which is defended by Gonçalo Amaral. The former
inspector swears that he knew about nothing
“I don’t know the book and I have never been contacted by the author”,
says Gonçalo Amaral about a book about the Maddie case that investigator
Brian Johnson promises will soon be available in the United States. “I
have received news from that gentleman only yesterday, through an email
that he sent me to inform me about the cover, where one can read
‘Madeleine McCann, Faked Abduction’”, added the former PJ inspector.
Accompanying the image, a brief text: “To be published soon in the
United States. In support of the many and good investigators that
dedicated themselves to finding the truth that lies behind the
disappearance of Madeleine McCann”.
The book, with data from the Judiciaria’s investigation, points towards
the death of Madeleine McCann.
According to information that is published on the Internet, where Brian
is also responsible for the “truthformadeleine.com” website, the book
highlights “the inconsistencies in the various alibis, the ever-changing
witness accounts and the lack of police cooperation from the McCanns and
their friends, the so-called Tapas 7”. Brian Johnson also mentions that
“while researching the book, the McCanns have declined to answer
important questions relating to the disappearance of their daughter”.
For the North American, there was a clear attempt to gag the persons
that wanted to publish the truth about the case.
And Brian advises, “after reading the book, decide for yourself if this
was a Faked Abduction”.
For Amaral, this is an unexpected story. “It was surprising to see my
name and that of inspector Tavares de Almeida cited right on the cover”.
The policeman, who retired from the PJ, further states that he does not
know the book’s content and also rejects that it could be “an attempt to
reply to the prohibition” of his book “The Truth about the Lie”.
Concerning news that have been published in the Portuguese media,
referring to negotiations between Brian and Amaral, the policeman states
that they are false, and recalling that the publication rights over his
book belong to editor “Guerra & Paz”, he further questions “if that
gentleman wanted to write a book, what could he possibly want to
negotiate with me?”
Kate and Gerry McCann’s spokesperson has already stated that he does not
know the book, but asserted that any attempt towards defamation will
A new lawsuit
from Joana’s mother
Gonçalo Amaral is serene over the news that come “from the other side of
the Atlantic”, but restless and revolted about the news that have been
imposed by the Portuguese justice. Yesterday, he was summoned to give a
statement, at the Public Ministry at the Court of Portimao, within the
certificates that have been extracted from the process that opposed
Leonor Cipriano to several Judiciaria policemen, namely Gonçalo Amaral.
Unsatisfied with the jury court’s decision, Marcos Aragao, Joana’s
mother’s lawyer, has filed new lawsuits against the former Policia
Judiciaria inspector. Within those, he returned to court but remained
silent. “I will only speak when the complaint that I have filed in
April, against Marcos Aragao, suffers some sort of advancement”, he
indignantly told 24Horas, explaining that, relating to that case,
“nothing was done, nobody was heard”.
In his complaint, Amaral requests, for example, that Marcos Aragao is
subject to a mental evaluation.