Remember last month when a team of six investigators went on CBS and, in the final 20 minutes of a two-night special, leaned back in their chairs and confidently claimed Burke Ramsey accidentally killed his sister JonBenet in 1996? Well Burke, now 29, is pretty mad about that, so he’s just filed a $150 million defamation lawsuit. Some people might call this a big number, but it honestly seems pretty standard to me!
Reports Us Weekly:
Burke Ramsey filed a $150 million defamation lawsuit against forensic pathologist Werner Spitz on Thursday, October 6. Court documents obtained by Us Weekly show that Ramsey is accusing Spitz, who appeared in CBS’ The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey, for “explicitly and falsely stat[ing] that Burke Ramsey killed his sister, JonBenét Ramsey.”
I’m no lawyer (could you imagine?), but initially thought it was pretty strange that the only person Ramsey appears to have named in the defamation suit was Spitz, a curmudgeonly old forensic pathologist. I mean, all of them were like, “Yeah the dude def killed his sister,” at the end of the special, so what’s going on here?
Us Weekly continues:
Spitz, who offered his theory in the [two-part] CBS documentary that premiered on September 18, also did a September 19 radio interview with CBS Detroit, which is the focus of Burke’s complaint.
“Defendant Spitz has once again interjected himself into a high profile case to make unsupported, false and sensational statements and accusations — this time accusing Burke Ramsey of JonBenét’s brutal murder,” his lawyer John Lesko writes in the filing. “In the Interview, Defendant Spitz claims Burke, age 9 at the time of his sister’s death, bludgeoned her to death. Defendant Spitz made this accusation without ever examining JonBenét’s body, without viewing the crime scene, and without consulting with the pathologist who performed the autopsy on JonBenét.”
Ramsey has also claimed Spitz “having a disturbing history of making false statements related to the brutal murder of young girls.” Wow, two decades in and this case is still finding new ways to be upsetting.
And now for your daily update on the robbery of Kim Kardashian. Because she has just filed insurance claims on the stolen jewels, we now know precisely how much all of them were worth. Are you ready?
Sources familiar with the case tell us ... Kim has already submitted an insurance claim, setting the value of the ring at an even $4 million.
The insurance docs describe the ring in detail ... a 20 carat emerald cut stone.
According to the docs, 13 items were taken, with a total value of $5.6 million ... significantly less than the reported $10 million or $11 million.
The last accessory I bought was a Casio watch on Amazon like four years ago. It cost $15 and I still wear it every day.
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