(UFO footage in question - Alvin, Texas - April 11, 2008)
JAIME MAUSSAN SUED FOR MORAL DAMAGES
The UFO-researching journalist was sued by a renowned investigator due to a baseless accusation of fraud. It appears that she refused to lend her support to a case that he claimed was real, and which now, according to many, turned out to be a hoax.
(INFO7) – Jaime Maussan, journalist specializing in the UFO phenomenon, was sued for having accused researcher Ana Luisa Cid of being a fraud on several television broadcasts.
The conflict emerged on May 8, 2008, when Jaime Maussan accused Cid of being a fraud during an interview on the Realidad Punto Cero radio show, repeating his attack against the researcher on a TV magazine show on May 11, repeating it yet again on his own show on May 18.
Differences between Maussan and researcher Ana Luisa Cid supposedly emerge from her refusal to support the case known as the “Alvin, Texas UFO”, which she believed may be the product of computer trickery.
Curiously enough, the journalist said that the UNAM (Mexico’s National Autonomous University) participated in the investigation, a claim rejected by the staff of this institution of higher learning. As if this were not enough, the UFO case is considered a hoax from the standpoint of several respected researchers of the phenomenon, and the same video presents several issues that place its credibility in doubt.
Presentation of evidence shall take place on Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. Jaime Maussan will have to make a personal statement before Civil Judge No. 55 of the Federal District. The lawsuit is on the grounds of moral damages against researcher Ana Luisa Cid. Maussan must appear in person to make a statement, not through attorneys or representatives, and he was officially advised of this fact.
All that remains to be known is the judge’s ruling, as [Prof. Cid] says she has sufficient evidence to cause the damages caused by the journalist.
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NOTE: it is hard for me to take sides on this matter because I have corresponded with each researcher and both are very personable. I do tend to favor Prof. Cid in this particular matter simply because of the statements by Maussan and the reasons behind it...namely, that Prof. Cid refused to acknowledge a UFO sighting (one that I personally considered a hoax) as authentic. Jaime Maussan's credibility has been called into question the past year or so by several UFO researchers, mostly based in the US. His latest 'discovery' includes the supposed alien captured by Mexican farmers and presented to the 2009 MUFON Convention in McLaughlin, NV...Lon