Reports also said Gerry was heckled when he returned
to the resort to oversee the filming of a Channel 4
2007, the Ocean Club employed 130 staff members. By
last month the number was down to 48.
Now, 21 have been dismissed.
McCann family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "We
understand that there are many reasons why the staff
have been dismissed - the first one being the global
"About point number four is the McCann's coverage.
"One or two of these people have been vocal about
blaming the McCanns, and have been saying they have
thought about trying to sue the McCanns. They also
shouted at Gerry as he went back to the apartment,
which was a disgrace.
"Not to belittle them, but I very much doubt they
would succeed and we have not been formally notified
Maddie was abducted from her holiday apartment on
May 3, 2007 while her parents ate at a tapas
restaurant nearby with friends.