Burke Ramsey, the brother of Jon Benet is suing CBS for a documentary they broadcast that named him as his sister’s killer. Burke Ramsey was only ten when his sister was found dead in Boulder, Colorado. A month ago, CBS broadcast a show called The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey. The show reunited the original investigators. (Because they did so good the first time, right?)
The lawsuit claims CBS and its team of experts planned to conduct a “sham reinvestigation” of JonBenet’s death with “the preconceived the story line” that Ramsey killed the girl and conspired with his parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, to cover it up.
“The accusation that Burke Ramsey killed his sister was based on a compilation of lies, half-truths, manufactured information, and the intentional omission and avoidance of truthful information about the murder of JonBenét Ramsey,” the lawsuit says.
In October, Burke Ramsey filed a separate $150M suit against Dr. Werner Spitz, who appeared on The Case Of giving an interview to CBS Detroit in which he said of Burke’s involvement in the killing, “If you really, really use your free time to think about this case, you cannot come to a different conclusion.”
The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey reunited the original investigators in one of the highest-profile unsolved murders in recent history to re-examine the tragic case 20 years later. The docuseries was among multiple TV projects this year about the infamous case, including Lifetime’s original movie Who Killed JonBenet? and Investigation Discovery’s JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery. There also is a feature in the works titled Casting JonBenet, directed by Kitty Green and produced by James Schamus’ Symbolic Exchange.