Burke Ramsey on Dr. Phil

Back in September, we reported that the Ramsey family was planning to sue CBS over the contents of its recent true crime docuseries The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey, which posited that the child beauty queen was murdered by her then-9-year-old brother Burke. Today, People reports that Burke Ramsey has gone forward with that claim, asking for $750 million in damages from the network, as well as the production company that produced the show. The claim is divided into $250 million in compensatory damages, and $500 million in punitive damages for allowing or encouraging a team of experts to call Ramsey a murderer on national network TV.

The series posited itself as a scientific effort to unravel the long-lingering mystery of Ramsey’s death. However, critics dinged the show as “hazy” and “subjective,” suggesting that the experts made too many leaps in their efforts to come to a definitive conclusion. Meanwhile, Burke Ramsey is also separately suing one of those experts—forensic pathologist Dr. Werner Spitz—for $150 million for his part in the show.

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