JonBenet's Brother Is Suing The Investigator Who Claimed He Killed Her For $150 Million
But will Burke also go after the documentarians who publicized these accusations?
We knew that Burke Ramsey had been consulting with legal advisors about a documentary that claimed that he was the one who actually killed his sister JonBenet. Now, Burke's getting serious and is retaliating against one of the investigators who soiled his name. He's even gone ahead and filed a defamation lawsuit to the tune of $150 million.
Us Weekly reports that the suit claims that Dr. Werner Spitz, a private investigator consulted in a recent documentary, is “explicitly and falsely stat[ing] that Burke Ramsey killed his sister, JonBenét Ramsey.”
Although the most recent documentary was highly publicized, E! claims that it was actually a radio interview with CBS Detroit that sparked the suit.
Burke's team is calling Spitz a "publicity seeker" who "once again interjected himself into a high-profile case to make unsupported, false, and sensational statements and accusations."
L. Lin Wood, Burke's attorney, told E!: "The accusations by Werner Spitz against this young man are outrageous. Such false accusations have no place in an orderly society. This lawsuit is the first step to holding Spitz accountable for his wrongdoing."
More specifically, Burke is seeking $100 million in punitive damages and $50 million in compensatory damages. He is also demanding that Spitz “remove and retract all defamatory statements” about him.
Spitz has yet to comment on the situation. It is also unclear if Burke will go on to sue more people involved with accusations levied against him.
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