Brother of JonBenét Ramsey Files Defamation Suit Against CBS

The Case of JonBenét.
The Case of JonBenét. Credit: CBS


The brother of JonBenét Ramsey is suing CBS and a slew of others for at least $750 million, claiming he was defamed after the network aired a four-hour documentary that allegedly painted him as his sister’s killer.

The brother, Burke Ramsey, claims CBS’ marketing portrayed its four-hour broadcast, “The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey,” as a documentary when, in fact, “it was a fictional crime show based primarily on a preconceived storyline scripted in a self-published and commercially unsuccessful book, ‘Foreign Faction,'” according to the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in the Third Circuit Court in Wayne County, Mich.

JonBenét Ramsey was killed, tortured and sexually assaulted on either Christmas Day or in the early hours of Dec. 26, 1996.

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