There are many lies and spin in the McCann case, but when someone who calls herself a Criminal Profiler fails to get her facts right, then things become dangerous in my opinion. You see Pat Brown has appeared on CNN, various blog radio shows and other TV networks, talking about her life as a profiler and the McCann Case and certain people could easily be influenced by her because of her self-promotion on TV.
As she is supposed to be an expert, as she says, people could easily think that she knows what she is talking about and that she must have done her research before commenting. How wrong that is.
On the 4th August 2011 Pat Brown announced to twitter the following:
Well I can dispel that myth for a start.
You see, tonight I found confirmation that Carter Ruck are representing the McCanns under the Conditional Fee Arrangement Scheme.
In this document Carter-Ruck clearly names the McCanns as people they are representing under this scheme.
I take it now Ms Brown, you will be making an apology to the McCanns for accusing them of using the Fund to pay for lawyers in order to sue people.
You know you really shouldn’t listen to forum myths and Tony Bennett, you never know where their misinformation might get you.
Carter Ruck do say in their submission, the following:
As our client Dr Gerry McCann told the audience at the International Bar Association conference in Madrid on 6 October 2009:
“It is very important that ordinary people like ourselves do have legal representation. I’m not sure we could have gone through this without the CFA. This kind of arrangement should continue in the UK.”
Correction made to first paragraph, should have read fails to get her facts right. .. Now corrected