JonBenet Ramsey's Brother Sues CBS for Pointing Finger at Him

Defamation lawsuit says CBS special ignored heaps of evidence
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2016 5:39 PM CST
JonBenet Ramsey's Brother Sues CBS for Pointing Finger at Him
In this June 29, 2006, file photo, John Ramsey hugs his son, Burke, facing camera, at the graves of his wife, Patsy, and daughter JonBenet, during services for his wife at the St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, Ga.    (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

Burke Ramsey is suing CBS over its attention-getting special about his sister's murder, The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey, Dan Abrams' LawNewz reports. "CBS perpetrated a fraud upon the public," the defamation lawsuit states, accusing CBS of failing to do its own new investigation and instead relying on a fictional "preconceived storyline" from the self-published 2012 book Foreign Faction by James Kolar. The CBS special ultimately pointed the finger at Burke as JonBenet's killer, and the suit, which requests $250 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages, accuses the network of ignoring a significant amount of evidence exonerating him and the rest of his family. (More Burke Ramsey stories.)

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