The Exeter connection: Clement Freud, Uri Geller, Jimmy Savile, Michael Jackson, Greville Janner (and Robert Murat?)

The Exeter connection: Clement Freud, Uri Geller, Jimmy Savile, Michael Jackson, Greville Janner (and Robert Murat?)

The article below has been sent to me by someone who used to be active in discussing the reported disappearance of Madeleine McCann, but no longer is. Whether it has any direct relevance to Madeleine’s disappearance is very doubtful, but it is certainly fascinating background material for anyone interested in the way serial paedophiles like Clement Freud, Jimmy Savile, Michael Jackson and Greville Janner seem to cosy up to one another.

Exeter is a University town in Devon and was one of the few places to vote ‘Remain’ in the E.U. Referendum.

So far as the town of Exeter is concerned, several people connected with the Madeleine McCann case live in or near Exeter.

Let’s just list them:

1 Robert Murat’s two sisters live at Exeter (less than a mile from Jane Tanner) and Sidmouth and Murat flew out from Exeter airport to Faro at 7.00am on Tuesday 1 May 2007

2 Jane Tanner and her partner Dr Russell O’Brien moved to Exeter in 2007 and Jane Tanner is now a Web Marketing Officer with Exeter University. On the Exeter Universoty website, she self-describes herself as follows: “I maintain and develop the websites that represent the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. I work closely with the central CaMS team and the College ERICA team to create a consistent approach across all communications. I moved to Exeter and joined the University in 2007, following years of varied marketing roles for Fisher Scientific UK in the Midlands”

3 Jim Gorrod, Solicitor, employed by Ansteys and specialing in property law, and his wife Charlotte, live just two minutes’ walk away from Jane Tanner and Russell O’Brien. They were in Praia da Luz the same week as the McCanns. It is not known if the two families knew each other before 2007. Jim Gorrod was questioned by the PJ after he hired a blue or grey Corsa whilst he was in Praia da Luz and his wife was quoted as saying: “We know Dr O’Brien and Jane Tanner because we both have children of about the same age and we were staying in the same resort [the Ocean Club]”.

Plymouth is nearby, also in south Devon, and there are other Murat connections:

Des Taylor - the architect who designed the Murats' villa in Praia Da Luz, is from Plymouth.

Murat's aunt and uncle Sally and Ralph Eveleigh lived in Plymouth where I think at one time Sally Eveleigh worked for an adoption agency. She seemed to be into all kinds of weird and wonderful ‘alternative therapis’, one visitor to their Salsalito villa described it as “a fantastic, wonderful, amazing retreat!! We thoroughly enjoyed the massage, crystal healing and relaxation, Salsalito definitely has healing powers”, while the Eveleighs’ guest house at Casa Grande was advertised as follows: "We can also arrange for many different therapies, including Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage, Bowen technique, Meditation and Yoga etc."


As the article below makes clear, both Clement Freud and Uri Geller had strange Exeter connections:

4 In May 2002, Uri Geller bought a football club, Exeter F.C., currently in Division 2

5 Geller’s friend, pop star Michael Jackson, also became a Director of Exeter F.C. Geller’s son Danel also became a joint Vice-Chairman of Exeter F.C.

6 Uri Geller and Clement Freud jointly owned a racehorse

7 Uri Geller asked Michael Jackson to visit Exeter, to which Jackson allegedly replied: “I will come if you bring sick kids from hospitals”. He did visit Exeter later that year

8 Uri Geller and Greville Janner were close friends, and both were members of the magiclans’ club, the Magic Circle

9 Michael Jackson’s visit to England was co-organised by serial paedophile Greville Janner.

10 Clement Freud was a close associate of Uri Geller. Both of course have Jewish ancestry

11 Another man closely connected to Uri Geller, Clement Freud and Michael Jackson is was Paul Boateng, now Lord Boateng, who spent time with Michael Jackson at the House of Commons on his 2002 trip.

Before reproducing the article below, there were claims that Uri Geller was an agent for the Israeli spy service Mossad and there were claims that Geller’s role included enticing people who were paedophiles and then blackmailing them. There is no evidence that I am aware of that Geller was a paedophile, but here is an article from the Independent, only last year (2015):

Read more here:

CMOMM member proposes urgent post-BREXIT petition to the Prime Minister

Re: CMOMM member proposes urgent post-BREXIT petition to the Prime Minister

  sallypelt Today at 19:44

Guardian Comment On Boris Johnson’s Position After EU Referendum Vote Is Pretty Amazing
The post reads:

If Boris Johnson looked downbeat yesterday, that is because he realises that he has lost.
Perhaps many Brexiters do not realise it yet, but they have actually lost, and it is all down to one man: David Cameron.
With one fell swoop yesterday at 9:15 am, Cameron effectively annulled the referendum result, and simultaneously destroyed the political careers of Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and leading Brexiters who cost him so much anguish, not to mention his premiership.
Throughout the campaign, Cameron had repeatedly said that a vote for leave would lead to triggering Article 50 straight away. Whether implicitly or explicitly, the image was clear: he would be giving that notice under Article 50 the morning after a vote to leave. Whether that was scaremongering or not is a bit moot now but, in the midst of the sentimental nautical references of his speech yesterday, he quietly abandoned that position and handed the responsibility over to his successor.
And as the day wore on, the enormity of that step started to sink in: the markets, Sterling, Scotland, the Irish border, the Gibraltar border, the frontier at Calais, the need to continue compliance with all EU regulations for a free market, re-issuing passports, Brits abroad, EU citizens in Britain, the mountain of legistlation to be torn up and rewritten ... the list grew and grew.
The referendum result is not binding. It is advisory. Parliament is not bound to commit itself in that same direction.
The Conservative party election that Cameron triggered will now have one question looming over it: will you, if elected as party leader, trigger the notice under Article 50?
Who will want to have the responsibility of all those ramifications and consequences on his/her head and shoulders?
Boris Johnson knew this yesterday, when he emerged subdued from his home and was even more subdued at the press conference. He has been out-maneouvered and check-mated.
If he runs for leadership of the party, and then fails to follow through on triggering Article 50, then he is finished. If he does not run and effectively abandons the field, then he is finished. If he runs, wins and pulls the UK out of the EU, then it will all be over - Scotland will break away, there will be upheaval in Ireland, a recession ... broken trade agreements. Then he is also finished. Boris Johnson knows all of this. When he acts like the dumb blond it is just that: an act.
The Brexit leaders now have a result that they cannot use. For them, leadership of the Tory party has become a poison chalice.
When Boris Johnson said there was no need to trigger Article 50 straight away, what he really meant to say was “never”. When Michael Gove went on and on about “informal negotiations” ... why? why not the formal ones straight away? ... he also meant not triggering the formal departure. They both know what a formal demarche would mean: an irreversible step that neither of them is prepared to take.
All that remains is for someone to have the guts to stand up and say that Brexit is unachievable in reality without an enormous amount of pain and destruction, that cannot be borne. And David Cameron has put the onus of making that statement on the heads of the people who led the Brexit campaign

Will the Gravy Train continue to trundle on, regardless of what the great unwashed voted for?

 “If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.”     ― Mark Twain

Antonella Lazzeri: A Knight On The Tiles

A Knight On The Tiles

By Dr Martin Roberts
23 June 2016

Where might a titled visitor to Praia da Luz choose to go for the occasional not-so-incognito tipple?
The following list of PdL bars catering for English clientèle is derived from those recommended by two tourist guide web sites, namely: Cafe & Bars - Bars info

The Bull
 Clive’s Bar
 Junction 17 (aka Carlos’ Bar)
Luz Tavern
The Snug (opened 2011)
Olly’s Bar (opened 2011)

Intriguingly, neither the bar Barroca (known until 2011 as The Plough and Harrow) nor The Pig’s Head (situated in Burgau) appears among these specifically ‘English’ suggestions.

Which means that a complete stranger (a visiting journalist, say) would not be drawn to them necessarily.

Now let us suppose our inquisitive journalist was smart enough to check out their options before arriving. They might, if they were particularly interested in the ombibulous habits of a deceased dipsomaniac, see fit to exclude those establishments more recently inaugurated. That would still leave them with more than half-a-dozen venues to visit.

Then what? Do they embark on a pub-crawl spread over the two or three days they have at their disposal? And to what purpose exactly – simply to establish that ‘Kilroy woz here’?

All of which brings us to the question of how it was that Antonella Lazzeri and her photographer side-kick found themselves in the Pig’s Head on Friday 17 June, barely three days after the UK media had ‘unmasked’ the late Sir Clement Freud and asking after his patronage there. It turns out he had visited that venue just once, twenty years ago. Big deal. The very next day Antonella announces to the world that Freud and Robert Murat were ‘on nodding terms’, the latter also having visited the Pig’s Head but once, a mere eight years or so ago (see how their paths don’t quite cross?).

But Lazzeri’s real ‘shock-horror’ discovery is that Freud frequented that other place (Bar Barroca), which, under its previous identity (The Plough and Harrow), had garnered an unfortunate reputation, predicated upon the alleged behaviour of the then landlord’s son, Christian Ridout.

How on earth did Antonella come by the information that this Luz centre locale was once nicknamed the ‘Plough and Paedophile’? Would either the present licensee or a current client have told her that? Nor does she explain who gave this little drinking secret of Freud’s away (protecting her source no doubt). It presented her with the platform for her scurrilous article though. For without a connection, however tenuous (if not fabricated), to impropriety of some sort, the discovery that Sir Clement was known to go out for a drink every once in a while wouldn’t have sold many copies. Nor would it pump oxygen into the ailing abduction hypothesis put forward to explain the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

By making it to the Pig’s Head, some two miles distant from the Ocean Club, Antonella Lazzeri seems to have gone out of her way, literally, to uncover a non-connection with the McCann case. Was she sober at the time, having already crossed the other candidate venues off her sightseeing list? Or did she only call into the two inconspicuous establishments as previously instructed, if indeed she visited Bar Barroca at all?

Give the devil his or her due. Antonella quite possibly researched the Plough and Harrow 'nearby', as she puts it, before she left London, the origins of the epithet ‘Plough and Paedophile’ having previously been announced by the Daily Mail – nine years ago come December.

As our diligent lady journalist has seen fit to inform us, “Christian Ridout, 32, whose parents owned the bar and lived next door to Murat, has never been traced.” Except that two of her very own SUN colleagues, Gary O’Shea and Emma Smith, had already traced him.

Following the Mail’s lead by just a couple of months (February 2008), they reported that Ridout was working as a Hollywood paparazzo, under the pseudonym Dexter Troy. Apparently they “found the ex-DJ there after a tip from a fellow snapper”, despite O’Shea’s being credited with writing from Praia da Luz. (It clearly takes a special talent to become a SUN journalist)

Maybe next time Antonella needs a photographer with local knowledge of PdL she’ll know who best to contact.

Dr Martin Roberts

Kate and Gerry McCann: Burgau pub-landlord trashes British press for latest McCann “lunacy”

Kate and Gerry McCann, Sir Clement Freud and the Spartacus Club

'PLOUGH AND PAEDO' Clement Freud drank with Madeleine McCann suspect. . . and at perv pub with child sex beast ‘DJ Shifty’

Freud was on 'nodding terms' with former suspect in tot's disappearance as well as being a regular at a pub 'for paedos'

18th June 2016, 8:27 pm

Paedophile brothel: Elm Guest House

Posted by Sharon on the CMOMM forum:

A perv pub does sound utterly ridiculous, but just look at Elm Lodge Guest House and that elite, worldwide, paedophile ring called the Spartacus Club that publicly promotes itself as a gay club but gives out secret coded messages to its members, letting them know that children will be made available if required. The Spartacus Club operates in a number of hotels and guest houses around the world. To me then, the idea that maybe a perv pub in a place full of expats, that has been referred to as a haven for paedophiles, doesn't sound so ridiculous after all.

The McCanns were claiming from the very beginning that Madeleine was taken by paedophiles but given some of their comments, it looks as if that didn't bother them too much.

"There is no evidence that Madeleine has come to any arm"
"We hope they treat her like a princess"

Then we have those awful photographs of Madeleine and the contents of the Gaspar statements - were the McCanns bothered about David Payne?

Probably the best way to publicly distance yourself from something (in this case, paedophilia) is to claim that you are a victim of it.

One press report even suggested that the PJ suspected that the McCanns were swingers.

Even the nannies were caught half stripped in a night club.

Q: Who did the McCanns phone 1st on May 3rd? - A: Sky News
Q: Who owns a large share of Sky News? - A: Rupert Murdoch
Q: Who is Murdochs Son-in Law? -A: Matthew Freud
Q: Who is Matthew Freuds father? -A: Sir Clement Freud

The McCanns spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, was head of the media monitoring unit. Rebekah Brooks was CEO of Murdochs News Intl and the Sun and it was her who demanded the set up of Operation Grange. The McCanns had made a number of deals with the press. Matthew Freud later employed Clarence Mitchell at Freud International.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if it were Clarence Mitchell who set up that meeting between Sir Clement Freud and the McCanns

For me, there is a very clear link between the McCanns and Clement Freud, especially as Rebekah Brooks says "We are all in this together".

Kate and Gerry McCanns' Luz host Clement Freud in TV paedophile accusation

The late Sir Clement Freud, the soft-spoken, bearded broadcaster and politician, has been accused of being a paedophile. In a TV programme broadcast in the UK on Tuesday night, Freud was accused of abusing two girls, raping one of them when she was 18.
The allegations relate to events in the late 1940s and the 1970s.
Freud, who died in 2009, has a holiday home in Praia da Luz, the Algarve town where the three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007.
Freud’s family stated that Sir Clement was not at the property at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance but Operation Grange detectives still investigating the case now have been alerted to the link between an alleged British paedophile and the McCann family who, after Madeline disappeared, were guests at Freud’s Algarve home and remained in touch.
Kate and Gerry McCann are reported as being horrified to hear the allegations about Freud in the TV programme that are repeated in many of today’s papers.
In other links picked up by the British media, Freud shared an office at the Houses of Parliament with Cyril Smith who also posthumously was declared a paedophile. Freud also gave convicted paedophile Rolf Harris his first TV break.
A spokesman for the McCanns said the family had not been aware of Freud’s child abuse allegations until now and did not know whether Freud has been investigated as part of Operation Grange.
The Metropolitan Police will not confirm or deny whether Freud had been investigated but it is likely that due to his high profile, detectives will have known whether or not Freud was in the Algarve at the time of Madeline’s disappearance.

Kate and Gerry McCann: Why so many paedophiles linked to the Madeleine McCann case?

The Queen's New Years Honours List is more like the Child Sex Offenders register.

Posted on the CMOMM forum:

Sir Cyril Smith...

Sir Jimmy Savile...

Sir Clement Freud...

Sir Philip Green...

Lord Greville Janner

Sir Edward Heath

Sir 'Kitty' Richard (allegedly)

Sir Elton John - pending

Under what circumstances do these people get their honours in the first place?

Along with News International and Missing People facing financial difficulty, (almost to the point of closure) in 2006, we have Tony Blair and Lord Levy being questioned in the cash for honours scandal.

I find it odd that these elite and honoured paedophiles have to die before being exposed, is that because they know something? Could that something be that they made illegal and undisclosed loans to Tony Blairs' government?

After all, it was Blair who panicked and sent the head of his media monitoring unit out to assist the McCanns. Cherie Blair was already involved with Catherine Meyer and her PACT charity. Kate McCann engaged in direct telephone conversations with Cherie Blair (not her PA, as you would expect). Gordon Brown who interfered in the McCann case was soon to take over from Blair, was he acting under Blairs' orders?

Matthew Freud, son of Clement Freud, has just separated from his wife, Elizabeth Murdoch (daughter of Rupert Murdoch)

Rupert Murdoch owns, amongst many other newspapers, News International and The Sun

Rebekah Brook was CEO of The Sun - it is she who blackmailed David Cameron into setting up Operation Grange

From this, it is clear that somehow:

Tony Blair
Cherie Blair
Gordon Brown
Rupert Murdoch
Elizabeth Murdoch
Matthew Freud
Sir Clement Freud
Rebekah Brooks
Clarence Mitchell
Missing People
News International
The McCanns

Are all connected by something sinister

As for these highly honoured paedophiles - could they be members of the Spartacus Club?

Does the Spartacus Club operate in PDL?

Related links:

NEWSFLASH - The late Sir Clement Freud, resident of Praia da Luz and friend of the McCanns, exposed as a serial paedophile, Lady Freud apologises, Operation Grange to investigate McCann-Freud links (Daily Telegraph 14 Jun 2016)

Sir Clement Freud, the former broadcaster and politician, was exposed on Tuesday night as a paedophile who sexually abused girls as young as 10 for decades.

Freud, who died in 2009, spent years abusing a girl who he brought up as a daughter, and violently raped a teenager while he was an MP.

His widow, Lady Freud, has apologised to his victims, saying she is “shocked, deeply saddened and profoundly sorry” for what her husband of 58 years did to them.

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been alerted to the fact that Freud had a villa in Praia da Luz, Portugal, the resort where the three-year-old went missing in 2007.

He befriended the McCanns in the weeks after their daughter went missing, entertaining them at his house on two occasions and keeping in contact by phone and email.

The McCanns are said to be “horrified” by the discovery that Freud was a paedophile.

His family, who include the PR executive Matthew Freud, have said that Freud was not in Portugal at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance and that they have not been contacted by police.
However, officers from Operation Grange, the ongoing Metropolitan Police investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance, are expected to assess the new information before deciding if it may be relevant to the inquiry.

Freud was unmasked as a child sex abuser after one of his victims contacted ITV’s Exposure documentary team, who also broke the story of Jimmy Savile’s paedophilia four years ago.
Sylvia Woosley said Freud befriended her family in 1948, when he was working at a hotel in the South of France, and started abusing her when she was 10.

Four years later, following a family crisis, her mother asked Freud and his wife Jill if they would look after Mrs Woosley, and she found herself living under the same roof as her abuser, being brought up as a daughter. The abuse continued until she managed to move away when she was 19.
Another woman told ITV that Freud started abusing her in the 1970s, when she was 11, and eventually raped her when she was 18, by which time he was a Liberal MP sharing an office with Cyril Smith, who was also unmasked as a paedophile after his death. The rape was so brutal that his victim bled for a week.
Both women’s accounts have been passed on to the Metropolitan Police.

Lady Freud said: “This is a very sad day for me. I was married to Clement for 58 years and loved him dearly. I am shocked, deeply saddened and profoundly sorry for what has happened to these women. I sincerely hope they will now have some peace.”
Freud, who was knighted in 1987, was best known as a popular panellist on the Radio 4 show Just a Minute from 1967 until his death in 2009.

The grandson of the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and the brother of the painter Lucian Freud, he worked his way into the heart of British society, and when he died the then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, was among the mourners at his funeral.

His five children include Matthew Freud and the broadcaster Emma Freud.

A spokesman for the McCann family said they had not until now been aware of Freud’s child abuse and were not aware that he had ever been investigated by Operation Grange.
The Metropolitan Police did not respond to questions about Operation Grange, but former murder squad detective Colin Sutton said: "If this is something that investigators had not been aware of then it would be certainly a potential line of inquiry that would be worth pursuing.

"It is not something that ought to be taken lightly and you would also want to look any connections he may have had in the area at the time." 

References to paedophilia in connection with the McCann case:

Mail Online columnist Katie Hopkins says Sun banned her from writing about Madeleine McCann

By Dominic Ponsford

Mail Online columnist Katie Hopkins has claimed she was banned from writing about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann when she had a column in The Sun newspaper.
And she has praised the Mail for being “brave” enough to let her tackle difficult subjects.
Speaking on the latest Media Focus podcast she talked about the February 2016 Mail Online column in which she said Madeleine’s parents were partly to blame for her disappearance.
On being one of Mail Online’s two paid columnists, along with Piers Morgan, she said: “The audience we pull on some of the stuff we write is off the scale. They are brave.
“The Madeleine McCann article I wrote, nobody would touch that. In other papers I’ve worked for I was never allowed to write about that topic.
“The Mail will back you and they will provide the legal support that will allow you that freedom. Everyone else is terrified of compliance, terrified of legal costs and terrified of their own shadow.
“I articulate views that a lot of people feel but feel they can no longer say.”

Posted by Tony Bennett on the CMOMM forum as an update to the letter and petition he handed in to the Prime Minister requesting a Full Report into the investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann:

Posted by Tony Bennett on the CMOMM forum as an update to the letter and petition he handed in to the Prime Minister (link below) requesting a Full Report into the investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann:

Here is the final reply to the petition - from Rt Hon Mike Penning M.P, Minister of State at the Home Office for Policing, Fire, Criminal Justice and Victims.

It's probably rather less than I hoped, since the main purpose of the petition was to get across the need for a report to the public, in view of the huge amount of pomp and money which so far has achieved nothing but perpetuate the official abduction line for over 5 years. There is not a word about any report, just a comment that 'an investigation is ongoing', so 'we can't really say anything'.

But, as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

There are ways we can follow this up.

Thank you one final time to everyone who signed and or promoted the petition.

One final comment: I'm surprised at the estimate of expenditure for 2016-7 only being £95,000 - that's barely enough to cover DCI Nicola Wall's salary plus pension contributions for a year, let alone employing any other staff, doing any 'investigation' or making even more trips to Portugal. It might suggest that they are moving towards 'closure'.

***NEW - Reply received from Mike Penning M.P., Home Office, 6 Jun 2016*** (was: Reasons why the public need a report on Operation Grange: The letter handed in to Prime Minister, David Cameron, on 29 April 2016 in support of the petition

Madeleine McCann case: The Possible Dry Run By The Alleged Abductor That Possibly Caused The Alleged Crying Incident.

The Possible Dry Run By The Alleged Abductor That Possibly Caused The Alleged Crying Incident.

If what kate claims is true and she then wondered if someone had tried the night before or made a 'dry run', why then did they still allegedly leave their children home alone again?

They didn't.

All the children were being babysat by the missing adult from the table each night.
They had to claim they were neglectful and leaving their children home alone each night in order for there to be an opportunity for an abduction.

She also fails to explain why, if they allegedly left the children home alone each night, the alleged abductor would do a dry run.

An abductor is not going to go into the apartment, find the child they want to abduct, then leave without said child.
They are not going to do a dry run and think yep, we can do it in the time they leave between checks, we will do the real abduction tomorrow night.
They will not know if the parents are going to be responsible for once and either take their children with them on the last night of their vacation to the tapas bar, hire one of the creche workers to babysit the children, leave the children in the evening creche or have dinner in the apartment.
Any of those options would remove the chance to abduct Maddie.

If they made all the effort to get into the apartment the night before and see their target in bed sleeping and no adults around, and they know the next check is not likely for X amount of minutes, they are going to take the opportunity and abduct Maddie there and then.

They come up with an explanation for something, be it to explain away the alleged crying, the stain on the t shirt, the checks etc and because it is deceptive, it leads to other questions being asked which they then need to explain away.

They came up with an explanation as to why Maddie asked why they didn't come when she and Sean were crying the previous night. They wondered if it was when they were being bathed etc failing to realize that if it were the mccanns bathing them and putting them to bed then the question would not have arisen as they would have heard them crying whilst they were bathing them and putting them to bed.

This then points to the children being either in another apartment whilst kate and gerry were in 5a getting ready or, ALL the tapas children being in 5a whilst kate and gerry were elsewhere.

Read the whole article here:


MADELEINE THE MILLION DOLLAR BABY? .... LITIGATION AND THE McCANNS - whose money are they actually spending? Must run into millions seeing as how they have lost or abandoned more legal actions than they have won.
McCanns v Tal & Qual
Why? They said they were libelled.
When? 31 August 2007.
Result? McCanns had to abandon their legal action because the newspaper went out of business through falling sales.
Lawyer used: Carlos Pinto de Abreu.
Carlos Pinto de Abreu quoted as saying: “The press has engaged in a horrific exercise in scandal-mongering, replete with rumours and lurid sell more TV time and newspaper space to advertisers”. Tal * Qual stood by their story; the journalist who wrote the article, Catarina Vaz Guerreiro, said: “I can't reveal my source, but I have complete trust in them. I strongly believe that the person that gave us this information is telling the truth”.
McCanns v 24Horas (Portuguese media)
Why? Various ‘smears’ against the McCanns including claims that
Dr Gerald McCann was not Madeleine’s father.
When? October 2007
Result? Action threatened but not begun.
12 October 2007, Daily Mail: “Kate and Gerry McCann are planning to sue a Portuguese newspaper in the British libel courts, the Evening Standard can reveal. The McCanns are considering the action against Lisbon-based 24 Horas after becoming increasingly angered by a series of smears. The McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said today: ‘24 Horas is running an absolutely despicable campaign and Kate and Gerry are not afraid to take legal action’.They can bring the action here because 24 Horas has a website available for download in the UK. The damages could be so large, it has been suggested, it could put the newspaper out of business”.
Lawyer used: Carlos Pinto de Abreu.
McCanns v Media (Express Newspapers, other TV and media outlets)
Why? Claims they were libelled by suggestions they were somehow involved in Madeleine’s disappearance
When? Claim made early 2008?
Result? £550,000 gained, settled out of court, front-page apologies printed Wednesday 19 March 2008 and Sunday 23 March
Lawyer used: Carter Ruck
The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade said: “It is unprecedented for four major newspapers to offer front-page apologies, but it is more than warranted given that the papers had committed a substantial libel that ‘shamed the entire British press’.”
McCanns v Paulo Reis, Portuguese journalist
Why? Claims they were libelled in a series of articles by Reis in 2007 & 2008
When? Claim made summer 2008?
Result? Paulo Reis mentioned his libel letter from the McCanns in an article dated Ocober 2008; he had already taken a break from writing about Madeleine McCann in order to concentrate on writing about other stories. It is not known if he withdrew any of his articles about Madeleine; probably not.
Lawyers used: Carter Ruck.
Quote from Paulo Reis "I received a letter from Carter-Ruck, threatening to take me to court, if I don't stop immediately writing about the case - something I have no intention to do"
McCanns v Goncalo Amaral and Portuguese TV Station TVI
Why? Claims they were libelled by suggestions they were somehow involved in Madeleine’s disappearance
When? Libel action was threatened in July 2008 when Mr Amaral published his book but it didn’t get under way until the McCanns served a writ in June or July 2009
Result? Complex! :
· Sep 2009 Book banned, TV1 documentary banned, books impounded
· Dec 2009/Jan/Feb 2010 Hearing of Amaral’s appeal against the book ban; appeal failed
· Oct 2010 Portuguese Appeal Court upholds Amaral’s appeal; book unbanned
. McCanns put forward appeal to the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJ)
. Mar 2011 Portuguese Supreme Court hears appeal by McCanns against book 'unbanning’ -appeal fails, Amaral’s book can be sold.
McCanns say they will appeal still further.
Lawyer used: Isobel Duarte.
McCanns v T Bennett & D Butler
Why? Claims they were libelled in a book, a leaflet and on a website by suggestions they were somehow involved in Madeleine’s disappearance
When? 27 August 2009
Result? Bennett and Butler agreed not to distribute ’60 Reasons’ book and ’10
Reasons’ leaflet and not to libel the McCanns; Bennett required to pay £400 Court costs.
Lawyer used: Carter Ruck.
McCanns v Pamalam (owner of ‘gerrymccannsblogs’ website, and her hosters)
When? 2009?
Why? Claims that Dr Gerald McCann’s blogs were copyright and that there was libellous content on the blog.
Result: Unsuccessful. Pamalam retained the entries complained of as her hosters required the McCanns’ lawyers to obtain a Court Order. The lawyers did not apply for one.
Lawyer used: Carter Ruck.
McCanns v Madeleine Foundation
Why? Claims the McCanns were libelled by an article by Barbara Nottage in which she said the abduction could not have happened in the claimed time slot of 3-4 minutes
When? January 2010.
Result: Half of the article removed.
Lawyer used: Carter Ruck.
McCanns v Madeleine Foundation
Why? Claims that a leaflet about Goncalo Amaral was libellous
When? February 2010.
Result: Distribution of the leaflet suspended for four months.
Lawyer used: Carter Ruck.
McCanns & Jon Corner v McCann Exposure blog & Wordpress
Why? Claims the blog breached copyright and was libellous
When? 2 June 2011
Result: Copyright photos removed and some changes made to the blog’s content.
Lawyer used: Carter Ruck.
McCanns v Paulo Sargento, Hernâni Carvalho and Manuel Luis Goucha and TVI
Why? Claims they libelled the McCanns in a TV discussion
When? 15 June 2011
Result: ?
Lawyer used: Isobel Duarte.
Quote from article: “Three personalities of the small screen in Portugal began to be interviewed yesterday, Wednesday, after they were declared ‘arguidos’ - suspects, in a complaint of criminal libel. The complaint cites the contribution of the three ‘arguidos’ during the broadcast of a talk-show where details of the Portuguese police investigation of Madeleine McCann were discussed”.
McCanns v Pat Brown, Criminal Profiler in the U.S.A.
Why? Claims her e-book, 'Profiling the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann', libelled them
When? mid-July 2011
Result: Amazon stopped listing her book, claiming that the McCanns have alleged that her book is defamatory and that, as they haven't the resources to say whether a book is libellous or not, they're removing it from sale. Pat Brown is suing for 'tortuous interference with business' because the McCanns caused her book to be withdrawn from sale on Amazon.
Lawyer used: Carter Ruck.
McCanns v Tony Bennett
Why? They claim that Tony Bennett has breached his undertaking not to accuse the McCanns of any involvement in the disappearance of their daughter and is therefore guilty of contempt of court. They have said they will shortly issue contempt proceedings. They also demanded the remove of around 50 articles and postings by him.
When? Letter written 12 August 2011.
Result: Contempt proceedings served on Tony Bennett when a large cardboard box was delivered to him by limousine on 1 December 2011. . The articles and postings to which the McCanns objected have been removed.
Lawyer used: Isabel Hudson at Carter-Ruck.
McCanns v. Goncalo Amaral (and others), at Civil Court of Lisbon
Why? McCanns take out action claiming damages of 1.2 million for defamation and distress to themselves and their three children caused by his book.
When? February 2012 but postponed until September. But start delayed again due to the ill health and hospital admission of Goncalo Amaral.
. January 2013 commencement of proceedings postponed again due to McCanns seeking extra-judicial (out of court) settlement. Settlement not reached.
. September 2013 court action commences
. January 2015 - in her summing up the Judge appears to state that the majority of the claims made by the McCanns are largely unproven.
. April 2015 - but in a surprising Ruling the Judge rules that Amaral must pay 500,000 Euros in damages to McCanns, and she banns further sales of his book The Truth of the Lie .
. April 2016 - Goncalo Amaral appeals to the Appellate Court against the Civil Court judgement and wins. His book ban is lifted.
. May 2016 - McCanns to appeal to Supreme Court against the Appellate Court Judgement in Amaral's favour. 

Peter Hyatt, Statement Analyst, makes an appearance on TV in the case of missing Ayla Reynolds

Ayla Reynolds was reported missing - abducted - by her father.

All the evidence points to an accident to Ayla at best, or a deliberate killing at worst, in his house.

The case is covered by the U.S. programme Crime Watch Daily -in an upfront style a million miles away from the way we do things in the U.K.

There are four parts to it:





Peter Hyatt appears in the last two minutes of the second video above.

There are differences from, but also many similarities to, the reported disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

PeterMac's Free e-book: What really happened to Madeleine McCann?

Gonçalo Amaral's 'Maddie: Truth of the Lie

Richard D. Hall: 'When Madeleine Died?'

Richard D. Hall: 'When Madeleine Died?'
Please click on image to view all three Madeleine films

Prime Minister introduces Prime Suspect to Royalty

Prime Minister introduces Prime Suspect to Royalty

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