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Attorney for family of JonBenet Ramsey plans to sue CBS docuseries allegations

September 22, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Attorney for family of JonBenet Ramsey plans to sue CBS docuseries allegations

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The attorney  for the family of the slain child pageant queen JonBenet Ramsey denounced a CBS documentary alleging that her older brother murdered the little girl, describing it as a “false and unprofessional television attack” and is threatening to sue the television network.

L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta lawyer who claims he had successfully sued other media outlets over similar allegations against Burke Ramsey, disgraced the program as a performance filled with “lies, misrepresentations, distortions, and omissions.”

“I will be filing a lawsuit on behalf of Burke Ramsey,” Wood stated. “CBS’ false and unprofessional attacks on this young man are disgusting and revolting.”

The network replied to Wood with a brief announcement that stated: “CBS stands by the broadcast and will do so in court.”

The CBS docuseries, “The Case Against Jon Benet” a two-episode, four-hour program premiered on in the midst of a surge of media coverage as the 20th anniversary of the JonBenet Ramsey murder approaches, which is one of the most baffling unsolved mysteries in the history of American crime.

The remains of the little blond, blue-eyed girl, who had been battered and suffocated, was discovered in the basement of her parents’ home in Boulder, Colorado in December 1996, just hours after her mother and father reported the 6-year-old missing and claimed that they discovered a ransom letter in the house.

In the years that have passed since the murder, no one has been charged in the case. In 1999, a grand jury ruled to indict her parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, but Alex Hunter, who was the District Attorney at the time, refused to file charges due to a lack of evidence.

At the end of Monday’s show, a group of experts said that their opinion was that Burke Ramsey, who was only 9-year-old at the time of the incident, hit his sister in the head with a heavy object, although he may not have intended to kill her.

The experts further alleged that mother and father of JonBenet Ramsey then framed a crime scene to make it look as though an intruder was the culprit.

The Ramsey family attorney called CBS “corporate profit mongers” who aired the program during September for the highest ratings.

In a recent interview on the “Dr. Phil” talk show, Burke Ramsey, who is currently 29-years-old, rejected the allegations that he was responsible for his sister’s slaying, and said that he believed a pedophile who pursued child beauty pageants was the murderer.

Wood stated that the written disclaimer that CBS aired with its program, which said that the opinions “represent just some of a number of possible scenarios,” was not enough.

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