Burke Ramsey has filed a $750 million lawsuit against the CBS television network, claiming that his reputation was defamed by the documentary The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey. The documentary, a two-part investigation into the unsolved murder of his sister, JonBenet Ramsey, was broadcast on CBS on 18th and 19th September.
JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in the basement of her family home in 2007, aged six. Her murderer has never been identified, though police initially suspected that her mother or brother may have killed her accidentally. The CBS documentary concluded that she died from a blow to the head from Burke Ramsey ("he may have struck her with that flashlight."/"I think we all agree on that"), and that her parents covered up the incident.
In October, Burke Ramsey filed a lawsuit against Werner Spitz, who participated in the documentary, after Spitz blamed him for the killing in a CBS Detroit radio interview. In the interview, broadcast on 19th September, Spitz said: "It's the boy who did it... 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." (The interview has since been removed from the CBS Detroit website.)