Remember back in September this year, when we were all in total ‘The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey‘ mode?!
The gripping six-part series had us proper shook as it detailed the facts, mysteries and theories of the unsolved 1996 murder of 6-year-old pageant star JonBenét Ramsey.
Though the doco didn’t draw any concrete conclusions to the now decades-old mystery, the way producers cut things together definitely focused quite intently on one Ramsey family member in particular.
They used excerpts from disconcerting child psych interviews with Burke, and the series’ narrative leaned heavily on the scenario where he hit JonBenét with a flashlight. They also paid close attention to the fact that the kids were consuming pineapple bits doused in milk; enough to make anyone look batshit crazy, really.
Now, in a turn of events that wouldn’t take a Scotland Yard criminal behaviour analyst to predict, Burke is suing series creators CBS a whopping $750 million for defamation.
In the lawsuit filed this week, 29-year-old Burke Ramsey claims the network, its production company and the experts interviewed in the series on the unsolved murder permanently ruined his reputation.
The paperwork alleges that CBS “perpetuated fraud upon the public—instead of being a documentary based on a new investigation by a so-called team of experts,” later calling The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey a “fictional crime show” compiled of “lies, half-truths, manufactured information, and the intentional omission and avoidance of truthful information about the murder of JonBenét Ramsey.”
Ramsey’s legal team is seeking $500 million in punitive damages and $250 million in compensatory damages.
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