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Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat Sues Jane Tanner (?) And McCanns Sue TV1

by | 17th, February 2010

6962183MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann – GERRY and Kate McCann have been in Lisbon. As one trial ends – the one against Goncalo Amaral – another begins: the McCanns are launching criminal proceedings against a Portuguese TV channel TVI. And Robert Murat is reported to be suing Jane Tanner.

As Sky’s Hannah Thomas-Peter in Lisbon reports:

Gerry and Kate McCann say TV1 was in “material breach” of a court injunction issued to prevent allegations made in a book by former lead investigator Goncalo Amaral being repeated.

The McCanns deny that their daughter died in their holiday apartment. There is no proof that she did. But there is a book. In Maddie: The Truth Of The Lie, Amaral takes the media conceit that saw Madeleine McCann – renamed Maddie in the media to make snappier headlines – alleges the innocent child died and the couple faked her abduction. The parents are innocent.

muratWill the book be banned? It’s one for the judges to decide.

In other Our Maddie news, shiny-faced telly newsboy Keir Simmons, Tweets:

Lawyer confirms: Robert Murat, wrongly accused in #McCann case, has made legal complaint against friend of McCann’s Jane Tanner

That’s Robert Murat, tried by the tabloids, linked to Soham killer Ian Huntley by a voracious media high on specualtion, fingered in the crowd by a “creepy” tabloid hack, a whisper of “paedo“, a scent of death, who met some of the so-called Tapas 7 (they sued and they won) at a police station – “You’re a liar. I saw you peek in apartment,” went the Mirror’s headline. The Mirror that told us on September 2007:

DAILY MIRROR front page: “MADELEINE: DNA is found. Arrest expected ‘in 48 hours’.”

No yellow ribbon on the Mirror’s front page. But news of that blood found on the McCann’s apartment walls. We learn: “The DNA of a potential suspect in the Madeleine McCann case has been found by British scientists.”

Poor, Robert Murat, the one-eyed, innocent man – the innocent police -approved translator– portrayed in the tabloid press as an “oddball” with a bouncy castle festish, an “alibi blown“, the false celebrity father who sued the press and won and WON. His name is forever sullied – a benchmark for the abused. The double, And now he is seeking recompense – for what is unclear.

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