The Associated Press reports that Natalee Holloway’s mother is going to sue the National Enquirer because the magazine published false articles in relation to her daughter’s disappearance. The girl was kidnapped in 2005 during a trip to Aruba, but the mother claims that the facts have been modified because the publication wanted to make money out of the story.
Although Natalee Holloway disappeared seven years ago, her mother is determined to make justice to her kidnapped daughter. Beth Holloway announced that she plans to sue the National Enquirer because the publication wrote false “headlines, articles and statements” about her daughter.
At first, Beth didn’t want to file the lawsuit, but the magazine and their publisher, American Media Inc., continued to use false information to draw customers. In the end, Natalee’s mother resorted to a lawyer because she thought it was her right to protect her daughter’s reputation. “This is a mother who has exercised every effort to make sure her daughter is alive,” she added.
Natalee Holloway was 18 years old when she disappeared. She was traveling with her high school colleagues in the Caribbean island of Aruba to celebrate her graduation. Police officers managed to find out that she was in company of Joran van der Sloot, a Dutchman who was raised in Aruba when she disappeared on May 30, 2005. Despite the thorough searches, the authorities were unable to find Natalee Holloway’s body; therefore, the media has speculated this subject in every possible way. In January 2012, Holloway was declared dead.
Beth did not lose her hope even though the judges believe her daughter was killed. If it turns out that the judges were right, the woman thinks Joran van der Sloot is responsible for her daughter’s death. As a matter of fact, van der Sloot is the main suspect the in the case because he was accused of multiple other felonies before. Several years ago he killed Peruvian college student Stephany Flores whom he met in a Lima casino. He admitted at the beginning of the year that he was guilty for the respective crime.
Beth Holloway has many things to reproach to the National Enquirer. She mentioned among others, the article in which journalists claim that van der Sloot had a “secret hand-drawn map to her daughter’s grave.