The father of JonBenét Ramsey — the child beauty pageant winner who was found dead inside her parents’ Colorado home in 1996 — filed a lawsuit against CBS over a “docu-series” they aired which detailed the highly publicized case.
John Ramsey filed his lawsuit on Sept. 14 against participants in the production of “The Case of JonBenét Ramsey,” specifically Stanley Burke, Jim Clemente, James Fitzgerald, James Kolar, Henry Lee, Laura Richards and Werner Spitz, the Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder reported.
In his lawsuit, John Ramsey accuses CBS of conducting a “sham investigation” of the murder with “the preconceived storyline” that her brother Burke Ramsey killed his sister and conspired with his parents to conceal the truth.
“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.
Burke claims the network’s report ignored evidence to falsely implicate him. Burke Ramsey is suing CBS for $750 million in a separate lawsuit. As of right now, there is no copy of John Ramsey’s lawsuit but it is assumed that it will be very similar to Burke’s defamation suit.
The case of JonBenét has always been alluring. While her death was ruled a homicide, nobody was ever charged in the case. The 6-year-old was found beaten and strangled in her family’s home in Boulder on Dec. 26, 1996, just hours after Patsy Ramsey, the girl’s mother, called 911 to report her daughter missing after discovering a ransom note.
Over the years, there have been many theories as to who killed JonBenet but no concrete evidence to accompany them. Unfortunately, the case is still a huge mystery and we will probably never know who committed the crime.