JonBenet Ramsey's Brother Files $750 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

JonBenet Ramsey's Brother Files $750 Million Lawsuit Against CBS

The 29-year-old filed a $750 defamation million lawsuit Wednesday in MI against CBS, a production company and seven investigators who were involved in The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, a two-part documentary special that aired on the network in September.

"CBS and Critical Content knowingly and intentionally published false and defamatory statements conveying that Burke killed JonBenét, engaged in a criminal cover-up with his parents and lied to the police", the lawsuit says.

Named as defendants in the suit are the CBS Corporation, Critical Content, plus Jim Clemente, Laura Richards, A. James Kolar, James Fitzgerald, Stanley Burke, Henry Lee and Spitz, all of whom participated in the production. The murder remains unsolved.

Burke Ramsey, a brother to JonBenet, is suing CBS after airing the TV special, "The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey" a profile on the tragic murder that gripped the nation.

The 6-year-old was found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder, Colorado, the day after Christmas in 1996.

Burke Ramsey files $750M suit against CBS, experts in JonBenet special
JonBenét Ramsey's Brother Burke Files $750 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against CBS

Burke Ramsey's lawsuit also pointed out that in 2008 Mary Lacy, then the Boulder County District Attorney, cleared the Ramsey family as suspects after DNA analysis.

The lawsuit said that the Boulder PD and the Boulder District Attorney's office have publicly exonerated Burke before, during, and after the grand jury investigation, and that those facts were not highlighted in the series. DA Lacy declared that: "[N] ew scientific evidence convinces us that it is appropriate, given the circumstances of this case, to state that we do not consider your immediate family including you, your wife, Patsy, and your son, Burke, to be under any suspicion in the commission of this crime".

As Radar reported, he filed a $150 million defamation lawsuit against an investigator featured at the show in October.

The suit asks for compensatory damages of no less than $250 million and punitive damages of no less than $500 million.