JonBenet’s brother sues TV network for $1 billion

Juror in JonBenet Ramsay case says he’s confident he knows who’s guilty of murdering the young pageant queen. Courtesy: ABC USA/20/20

Burke Ramsey has launched a massive lawsuit over a true crime TV special about his sister’s JonBenet’s murder.

THE older brother of JonBenet Ramsey is suing CBS and others for $US750 million ($A1.0 billion) over a series that concluded he killed his sister.

Burke Ramsey is demanding the network, a production company and seven consultants pay up over claims made in The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey.

The six-year-old’s tiny body was found beaten and strangled, along with a two-and-a-half page handwritten ransom note demanding $US118,000, in the basement of her family’s home in Colorado in 1996.

In the program, investigators decided Burke, who was nine years old at the time, killed his sister by hitting her over the head with a torch.

The 29-year-old filed the lawsuit in Michigan this week — just days after the 20-year anniversary of his little sister’s death.

The document states that Burke is seeking $US250 million in compensatory damages and $500 million in punitive damages for “permanent damage to his reputation” as a result of the “false accusation that he killed his sister.”

This isn’t the first legal action taken by the eldest Ramsey child over the TV special.

In October, he filed a $US150 million lawsuit against crime expert Dr Werner Spitz, who claimed on-camera: “If you really, really use your free time to think about this case, you cannot come to a different conclusion.”

Earlier this year, Burke opened up about the murder for the first time during an interview with Dr Phil McGraw.

Burke Ramsey’s behaviour was considered strange by many viewers.

Burke Ramsey’s behaviour was considered strange by many viewers.Source:Supplied

“Did you do anything to harm your sister JonBenet?” Dr Phil asked, point blank.

“No,” he responded.

“Did you murder your sister JonBenet?” the TV host pushed.

“No,” he answered.

Dr Phil then touched on the theory that Burke’s parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, staged an elaborate cover up to protect their only remaining child.

“I don’t know what to say to that, because I know that’s not what happened. There’s been people who have said that it’s not even possible for a nine-year-old to do that,” he answered.

Burke also offered up his theory on what may have happened to his sister.

“I kinda always thought it was a paedophile who saw her in one of the pageants and snuck in [to our house], who knows,” he said.

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