JonBenet Ramsey's brother sues CBS for $750 million over TV special

Ray Hunter
January 1, 2017

The older brother of JonBenet Ramsey is suing United States broadcaster CBS and others for $750 million over a television series that concluded he 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.

Burke Ramsey, a MI resident, is going after the network for a television series in September concluding he was the one to kill his six-year old sister.

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

Burke Ramsey, who is now 29 and lives in MI, is seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages.

CBS has yet to comment on the legal action but at the time of the broadcast, the network said it stood by the program and "will do so in court" if necessary.

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Doctors had performed a tracheotomy to keep his airways open and he was unconscious for some of his spell in hospital. Michael himself, in 2011, reminded his Twitter followers of the paper calling him a "poof" and "pervert".

The brother of murdered child beauty pageant star JonBenet Ramsey is suing CBS and TV producers for $750m (£612m) after being implicated in her death.

The district attorney now overseeing the case has said it was premature to exonerate the family and has ordered additional tests using new DNA technology.

JonBenet Ramsey, who was 6 when she died, was found beaten and strangled at her family's home in Boulder on December 26, 1996.

Investigators said they were looking at new DNA testing technology that they hoped would further the investigation.

Garnett said much of the new testing would target previously screened items to see if new information could emerge.

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