The Malta Independent 15 November 2018, Thursday

Cardona’s aide Joe Gerada drops Acapulco case against Daphne Caruana Galizia

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:15 Last update: about 2 months ago

An aide to Economy Minister Chris Cardona dropped libel cases he had filed against slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after she had written that he had visited a brothel in Germany with the minister.  

Joe Gerada, along with the minister, had denied the claims and instituted libel proceedings against Caruana Galizia after she reported that they had been to FKK Acapulco brothel in Velbert, Germany.

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Caruana Galizia had written that the minister had been spotted at the club in the company of an unidentified "short and bald" man, who was later identified as Gerada.

The FKK Acapulco advertised itself as a "sauna club", with services including stripteases, gogo girls and "30 fully air-conditioned top suites".

Cardona had also withdrawn his case last May.

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