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

(Newser) – 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. (Read more Burke Ramsey stories.)

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