JonBenet Ramsey's brother, Burke, filed a $750 million lawsuit against CBS Corp. and consultants in Wayne County, Michigan, on Wednesday, the latest development in the unsolved murder of his sister.
Burke Ramsey, a MI resident, is going after the network for a television series in September concluding he was the one to kill his six-year old sister.
JonBenet Ramsey's body was found beaten and strangled at her family's home in Boulder on December 26, 1996.
"CBS and Critical Content knowingly and intentionally published false and defamatory statements conveying that Burke killed JonBenét, engaged in a criminal cover up with his parents and lied to the police", the lawsuit said.
In October, he sued forensic pathologist Dr Werner Spitz, who was featured on the programme and said Burke Ramsey bludgeoned his sister to death.
He is also named in the latest lawsuit, which was filed in MI, where Burke Ramsey lives. The lawsuit requests compensatory damages in the amount of $250 million, and punitive damages in the amount of $500 million.
"CBS perpetrated a fraud upon the public - instead of being a documentary based on a new investigation by a so-called team of experts, "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey" was a fictional crime show", the legal documents claim while attacking the bonafides of the investigators listed in the series.
"[Spitz] explicitly and falsely stated that Burke Ramsey killed his sister", the lawsuit claims, citing an interview Spitz did with CBS Detroit in September. More than 15 years ago, Burke Ramsey's parents sued Court TV, the New York Post and Star Magazine on his behalf for publishing similar accusations. But officials have now said that was premature and the district attorney has re-opened the case.
The family's lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.