The 20th anniversary of the tragic death of 6-year-old JonBenét Ramsey has brought with it a slew of new TV specials examining the as-yet unsolved murder. But one of them has her brother, Burke Ramsey, so angry that he's threatening to sue the network for libel.
CBS' two-part, four-hour special, accuses JonBenét's older brother, Burke, who was nine at the time of her death, of being responsible. Burke's lawyer, L. Lin Wood, claims that the broadcast was full of "lies, misrepresentations, distortions and omissions." Wood, who claims to have won other lawsuits against media that made allegations against Burke, told Reuters, "CBS’ false and unprofessional attacks on this young man are disgusting and revolting."
CBS aired a written disclaimer along with the show, stating that the opinions of their panel of experts represented "just some of a number of possible scenarios," but Wood feels that wasn't sufficient. They issued a statement in response to Wood, saying: "CBS stands by the broadcast and will do so in court."