McCanns: We Felt ‘Totally Violated’

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of missing Madeleine McCann, arrive to give evidence to The Leveson Inquiry at The Royal Courts of Justice on November 23, 2011 in London, England. The inquiry is being lead by Lord Justice Leveson and is looking into the culture, practice and ethics of the press in the United Kingdom. The inquiry, which will take evidence from interested parties and may take a year or more to complete, comes in the wake of the phone hacking scandal that saw the closure of The News of The World newspaper.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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    Gerry and Kate McCann, the parents of missing 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, testified Wednesday that they wanted a new investigation into how the now-defunct newspaper News of the World had published Kate’s diaries. “I felt totally violated,” said Kate McCann of the September 2008 cover story titled “Kate’s Diary.” She said she believed the diary had been taken from her by Portuguese police and later returned, but she alleged that someone photocopied the private diary and given it to the press. Her husband, Gerry, said former News of the World newspaper editor Colin Myler berated the couple in May 2008 after learning they had given an interview with Hello magazine on the first anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance. The McCanns are the latest high-profile people testifying in front of Parliament as part of the Leveson inquiry into media ethics.

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