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FILE - In this June 29, 2006, file photo, John Ramsey hugs his son, Burke, facing camera, at the graves of his wife, Patsy, and daughter JonBenet, during services for his wife at the St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Marietta, Ga. Burke Ramsey is suing CBS and others for $750 million over a series that aired in September 2016 that Ramsey alleges concluded he killed his sister. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)

JonBenet Ramsey's brother filed a huge lawsuit against CBS for its murder miniseries



UPDATE: 12/29 10:11 a.m. 

JonBenet Ramsey's brother has filed yet another lawsuit, this time against CBS and the producers of a televised special about his 6-year-old sister's mysterious death two decades ago. 

In the defamation lawsuit, 29-year-old Burke Ramsey claims the network, a production company and contributors falsely accused him of murdering his sister, according to CNN.

Burke Ramsey cleared by police

Ramsey said the network's four-hour miniseries, "The Case of JonBenet Ramsey" portrayed him in a negative light, despite the fact that law enforcement has cleared him of any involvement in his sister's death. 

Ramsey is seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages, according to the complaint. 

A CBS spokesperson declined CNN's request for comment on the litigation. 


JonBenet Ramsey was a 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant who was found dead at her family's home in Boulder, Colorado, in 1996. 

Approximately 20 years later, her brother, Burke Ramsey, is suing Werner U. Spitz, a forensic pathologist who claimed Ramsey had killed his sister all those years ago in an interview last month, for $150 million. 

The lawsuit was filed in Michigan. 

"On or about September 19, 2016, Werner Spitz ... provided an interview to CBS Detroit for, inter alia, a radio broadcast to the public in general (the "Interview"), in which he explicitly and falsely stated that Burke Ramsey killed his sister, JonBenet Ramsey," reads the lawsuit. 

Burke is adamant he didn't kill his sister, but some on Twitter remain unconvinced. 

Ramsey's death is the subject of a recent documentary. 

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