CBS has been hit with a $750 million lawsuit over its documentary series that aired this year about the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. The AP reports that the network and others were sued by Burke Ramsey, the older brother of JonBenet.
Burke Ramsey says his reputation was ruined by the CBS documentary miniseries “The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey,” which aired in September. The series concluded that Burke Ramsey killed his sister.
“In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Burke Ramsey claims that the network, its production company and the experts interviewed in the series on the unsolved murder conspired to defame him for publicity and profit,” the AP reports.
The lawsuit is the second filed by Burke Ramsey over the TV series, the report notes.
“In October, Ramsey, 29, sued a forensic pathologist featured on the show who said he bludgeoned his sister to death,” the story reports. “The pathologist is also named in the latest lawsuit, which was filed in Michigan, where Burke Ramsey lives.”
The new suit accuses the network and its experts of conducting a “sham investigation” with “the preconceived story line” that Ramsey killed JonBenet and conspired with their parents to cover up the crime.
A spokesman for CBS declined to comment.