Updated: De Marco family hits out at PL and its media over 'obscene and irresponsible' claims
One News replies
The family of late President Emeritus Guido de Marco said in a statement today that they strongly deplored the "obscene and irresponsible" way how the Labour Party through One News and Maltastar had tried to implicate Prof de Marco in the attempted murder of Richard Cachia Caruana.
Mrs Violet de Marco and her children Giannella, Fiorella and Mario noted that Mr Cachia Caruana himself had categorically denied the allegations made by One News and Maltastar about Prof de Marco.
As Mr Cachia Caruana had himself declared: "it is shocking and inconceivable for anyone to suggest that I could have ever believed that Nationalist ministers were involved and that I had continued to work with them."
The family said the actions of the Labour Party were slanderous to their collective memory and showed that the Labour Party did not even respect the memory of a person who was deceased.
The family reserved the right to take legal action, including criminal libel, against the leaders of the Labour Party, One News and Maltastar for this obscene and shameful attempt to slander the memory of Prof Guido de Marco for their partisan political purposes.
ONE NEWS STATEMENT
In a reply, One News said they understood that, for political reasons, the de Marco family could not attack Mr Cachia Caruana.
It said that the recording of what Mr Cachia Caruana said about the late Prof. de Marco and his children was broadcast in full and nothing that had been said was denied.
The de Marco family, One News said, knew that the One stations had always respected Prof. de Marco's work in the several roles he filled.