The brother of murdered JonBenet Ramsey is firing back at one of the investigators who took part in a recent TV special re-investigating the still-unsolved murder, slapping him with a $150-million lawsuit in which he alleges character defamation for Dr. Werner Spitz’s allegation that Burke Ramsey is his sister’s murderer.
The lawsuit, however, isn’t about anything said on the CBS documentary special, “The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey”, but rather in an interview that Spitz gave to a Chicago radio show.
According to Ramsey’s lawsuit, reports Us Weekly, Spitz is characterized as a “publicity seeker” who “once again interjected himself into a high-profile case to make unsupported, false, and sensational statements and accusations.”
The lawsuit also states that, during the interview, Spitz declared that Ramsey, “age nine at the time of his sister’s death, bludgeoned her to death. Defendant Spitz made this accusation without ever examining JonBenet’s body, without viewing the crime scene, and without consulting with the pathologist who performed the autopsy on JonBenet.”
Burke’s attorney, L. Lin Wood tells E! News that Ramsey intends to hold Spitz’s feet to the fire for his unfounded comments: “The accusations by Werner Spitz against this young man are outrageous,” says Wood. “Such false accusations have no place in an orderly society. This lawsuit is the first step to holding Spitz accountable for his wrongdoing.”