|Defiant: Detective Goncalo Amaral is looking forward to his day in court when he will face layers acting for Kate and Gerry McCann|
Gerry McCann are suing a detective who
claims their daughter Madeleine died in an
?accident? at their holiday flat on the
night she vanished.
to force the pulping of the book The Truth
About The Lie, by Goncalo Amaral, who led
the police investigation into Madeleine's
disappearance in the Portuguese resort of
Praia da Luz two years ago.
source said the McCanns could be forced to
give evidence in court in their action
against Mr Amaral ? presenting him with a
stage from which to attack the couple.
publisher, Mario Sena Lopes, said he was
?looking forward? to his day in court.
seeking a British publisher for his book
after selling 250,000 copies on the
Continent, including 175,000 in Portugal.
version has already been produced for
McCanns also want to make sure a documentary
produced by Mr Amaral for Portuguese TV does
not win a wider audience.
defamation case, lodged yesterday in Lisbon,
alleges that Mr Amaral has damaged their
reputation ?causing indescribable
devastation and suffering? and put in danger
the well-being of their children, twins Sean
and Amelie, four, and particularly
was forced off the inquiry in October 2007
for criticising British police.
partly responsible for making the McCanns
arguidos, formal suspects, in the case.
claims Madeleine, then aged three, died in a
?tragic accident? in the holiday flat on the
night she disappeared.
has never claimed that heart surgeon Gerry
and GP Kate, of Rothley, Leicestershire,
reportedly said his only regret was failing
to carry out a reconstruction of events soon
after Madeleine vanished, but says he was
put under ?serious pressure? not to.
McCanns said they were taking action over Mr
Amaral?s claims ?that Madeleine is not only
dead but that we, her parents, were somehow
involved in concealing her body?.
it was ?a disgraceful thesis that we are
somehow involved in the disappearance of our
much loved daughter Madeleine?.
They added: ?We can no longer stand back and watch Mr Amaral try to convince the
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world that Madeleine is dead.?