JonBenet Ramsey Brother Burke Ramsey Sues TV Investigator, CBS Lawsuit Will Follow

After the controversial rehashing of the evidence in the murder of JonBenet Ramsey, older brother Burke Ramsey has now filed suit against one of the experts affiliated with the CBS special, The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey. Burke Ramsey has filed suit against Dr. Werner Spitz for suggesting that twenty years ago, Burke Ramsey murdered his sister JonBenet in their Boulder, Colorado home.

For the first time since the murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, older brother Burke Ramsey, who was 9 at the time of the murder, spoke publicly about the case on The Dr. Phil Show, according to the Inquisitr. In a three-part show, psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw asked Burke Ramsey detailed questions about his experience before and after his sister was murdered in the family home. Burke Ramsey, who has an odd manner, appeared socially awkward as he recalled the point in time that his family changed forever.

In a breaking news story, TMZ reported that Burke Ramsey, now 29, has filed a $150 million dollar lawsuit against Dr. Werner Spitz for defamation, and Ramsey is also seeking a retraction. It is thought that a suit will also be filed against CBS as Dr. Spitz was working for them at the time he stated that Burke bludgeoned JonBenet to death.


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Burke Ramsey’s attorney, L. Lin Wood, has promised that a lawsuit would be filed against CBS for the accusations made on the program, The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey. Allegedly, Dr. Werner Spitz also revealed his thoughts on Burke Ramsey’s guilt during an interview with the CBS Detroit affiliate.

The Denver Fox affiliate revealed that Dr. Werner Spitz, a forensic pathologist, made accusations against Burke Ramsey, who was 9-years-old at the time of the crime. The lawsuit, filed today by Ramsey family attorney L. Lin Wood, accuses Dr. Spitz of making “unsupported, false and sensational statements and accusations.”

“[Spitz] explicitly and falsely stated that Burke Ramsey killed his sister.”

The lawsuit documents the statements allegedly made by Dr. Werner Spitz that have been deemed damaging and unfounded.

“If you really, really use your free time to think about this case, you cannot come to a different conclusion.It’s the boy who didn’t, whether he was jealous, or mentally unfit or something. I don’t know the why, I’m not a psychiatrist, but what I am sure about is what I know about him, that is what happened here. And the parents changed the scene to make it look like something it wasn’t.”

In an interview following the series on CBS, Dr. Werner Spitz clearly suggested that JonBenet Ramsey was murdered by her brother, Burke Ramsey.

“Spitz claims Burke, age 9 at the time of his sister’s death, bludgeoned her to death,” the lawsuit states. “[He] made this accusation without ever examining JonBenet’s body, without viewing the crime scene, and without consulting with the pathologist who performed the autopsy.”

Business Insider said that “CBS stands by the broadcast and will do so in court.”

L.Lin Wood expressed that Dr. Werner Spitz made the statements for his own self-promotion.

“Spitz is a publicity seeker with a history of interjecting himself in high profile cases in an effort to make money, exaggerate his resume and claim a level of expertise he does not possess or deserve.”

It is believed that CBS will be named as a defendant within the next week.

Do you think that Dr. Spitz and perhaps CBS will settle the lawsuit with Burke Ramsey to avoid a costly court case?

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