“I remember thinking, even before I knew them, how they were the picture perfect family.” – Anonymous Nanny, 2017
In 2007, Charlotte Pennington, a nanny at the resort’s Baby Club, gave an eyewitness account of what Kate McCann said and did within the initial minutes after Madeleine went missing.
According to the Daily Mail UK 2007 article, Pennington said:
“We automatically went into lost-child procedure. In these situations, the first thing we do is investigate the scene. When we were coming out we saw Kate and she was screaming: ‘They’ve taken her. They’ve taken her!’ She remained so hysterical that she could hardly communicate.”
Ten years later – a few weeks shy of the May 3rd anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance – a new “nanny” article has been published, not just in the Mirror UK, but in papers across the US, Australia, New Zealand, even as far away as Hungary. In other words, a global media blitz. Why now? What’s the point?
This time around, the nanny in the articles is intriguingly anonymous. Is Pennington back to expand on her story, or is this some other nanny who’s waited 10 years to speak? In addition to being a witness to the McCann’s guttural grief, the nanny says the Portugal police are to blame for bungling this case and the resort town of Praia da Luz is actually a haven for violent sex crimes.
From the Mirror UK:
[Upon starting her new job at Ocean Club in April 2007] “We were told, ‘Here’s a rape whistle don’t go anywhere by yourself, ever. It didn’t sound like a family resort to me.”
Not a family resort, you say?
Also from the Mirror UK:
“[Kate] was crying, but almost in a catatonic state, and Gerry was very distressed. That’s the one thing I really remember from him, looking under the cars. I can’t forget that.”
She [the nanny] is still constantly quizzed by people about the case who ask if “the parents did it.” She said: “I tell them no, there’s no way at all.
Is it possible we’ve stirred up a hornet’s nest with DOUBT? Is this an effort on behalf of Team McCann to regain the sympathy narrative?
Hear more about our insights into the Prodigal Nanny here…