The world, since December of 1996, is still left with unanswered questions regarding the murder of a six year old American beauty queen named JonBenèt Ramsey. CBS aired a two-part documentary, The Case Of: JonBenèt Ramsey, revisiting this tragic case on September 18, 2016. This documentary has stirred up a lot of controversy within the Ramsey family when CBS posited that Burke, JonBenèt’s brother, killed his sister. After this documentary aired, the lawyer for the Ramsey family, L. Lin Wood, stated he will be suing CBS on Burke’s behalf, arguing the claims made were false and defamatory.
CBS’s panel claimed to have conducted a new analysis of 911 calls made by Patsy Ramsey on December 26, 1996, stating that it used “today’s technology” to reveal “a never before heard” conversation from the Ramsey family. According to the experts, it allegedly sounds like the parents were admitting that Burke killed his sister. Wood contends that this was not a new analysis made by CBS but rather it served as actors in a script written years ago by James Kolar. Wood asserts that James Kolar’s book was based on lies, misrepresentations, distortions, and dis-proven rumors.
Wood further states that these accusations against Burke will forever change his life and will now live the remainder of his life with Google searches proclaiming, “CBS Proves Burke Ramsey Killed His Sister JonBenèt.” In response to Wood, CBS issued this statement to Newsweek, “The Case of: JonBenèt Ramsey was meticulously and responsibly researched, and its information was responsibly presented. CBS stands by the broadcast in every regard.” Burke Ramsey will sue CBS for its false accusations and fraudulent show and his lawsuit will allegedly expose the many lies CBS made to the public.