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JonBenet's Father Sues CBS, 7 Others on 'Docu-Series' Panel

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JonBenet Ramsey's father has filed a lawsuit against CBS and seven people connected with its "docu-series" last year reexamining the death of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant on the 20th anniversary of her murder, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

In documents filed in Michigan's 3rd Circuit Court in Detroit, John Ramsey names CBS Corporation and Critical Content LLC, which produced the series called "The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey."

The suit also names Stanley Burke, Jim Clemente, James Fitzgerald, James Kolar, Henry Lee, Laura Richards and Werner Spitz, who all appeared in the series, according to the newspaper.

In September 2016, CBS aired the four-hour, two-night series rehashing the evidence in the case of JonBenet Ramsey, who was found dead Dec. 26, 1996, in the basement of her family's Boulder, Colorado home, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In December, JonBenet Ramsey's brother Burke, who was nine at the time of the murder, filed a $750 million defamation suit against CBS, Critical Content, and the participants of the show, charging that the series attempted to implicate him in the murder even though investigators had cleared him, Variety reported at the time.

According to the Daily Camera, John Ramsey's lawsuit, which was originally filed Sept. 14 and scheduled for a status conference on Dec. 15, was not immediately available, but appears to name the same defendants as Burke Ramsey's lawsuit.

JonBenet Ramsey's death was ruled a homicide, but no one has ever been officially charged in the case that made national tabloid headlines throughout the late 1990s.

An indictment on charges of child abuse resulting in death and accessory to first-degree murder against John and his late wife Patsy Ramsey, who died of cancer in 2006, was never signed by then-Boulder district attorney Alex Hunter, the Daily Camera noted.

In 2008, new district attorney Mary Lacy, who was part of the original team of prosecutors investigating the case, cleared the family, citing DNA evidence, ABC News reported.

In yet another twist, late last year the Colorado Bureau of Investigation officials agreed to run new DNA tests on evidence from unsolved cold case homicides, including the JonBenet case, but current Boulder district attorney Stan Garnett said he doubted it would yield any new information, the Denver Post reported at the time.

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JonBenet Ramsey's father has filed a lawsuit against CBS and seven people connected with its "docu-series" last year reexamining the death of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant on the 20th anniversary of her murder, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.
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