Judge: $750M defamation suit by JonBenet Ramsey’s brother to proceed

The gravesite of JonBenet Ramsey, 6, is seen at St. James Episcopal Cemetery in Boulder, Colo. A judge refused to throw out a defamation suit by Burke Ramsey, JonBenet’s brother, against CBS. File photo by John Dickerson/UPI | License Photo

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Jan. 6 (UPI) — A judge refused to throw out a $750 million defamation lawsuit by the brother of murdered JonBenet Ramsey against CBS for a documentary.

On Friday, Michigan 3rd Circuit Court District Judge David Groner denied a motion by CBS and other defendants in the suit, the Boulder Daily Camera reported.

Burke Ramsey, now 30, filed the suit in December 2016, three months after the two-part docu-series, The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey aired on CBS. The documentary speculated how JonBenet Ramsey, 6, died after being found dead in her family’s basement in Boulder, Colo., on Dec. 26, 1996. Family members later moved to Michigan, where the defamation suit is being tried in Detroit.

“The gist of The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey is that JonBenet’s brother, Burke Ramsey, killed his six-year-old sister,” according to the suit. The suit said that claim “is false and defamatory per se. Burke Ramsey did not kill his sister and had no involvement in her brutal murder.”

Burke Ramsey was 9 at the time of his sister’s death.

CBS wanted the suit dismissed because it didn’t state as a fact that Burke killed his sister and the comments relayed

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