JonBenet's parents, John and Patsy Ramsey, and Burke were cleared by prosecutors in 2008.
Burke Ramsey's lawsuit, which was filed in December 2016 — just two months after The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey aired on CBS — claimed that the documentary implied that Burke, now 31, killed his sister when he was nine years old.
Beyond CBS and documentary production company Critical Content, LLC, Burke's lawsuit named forensic scientist Henry Lee and forensic pathologist Werner Spitz among several others who had appeared in the broadcast.
Lawyers representing CBS upped the ante with their own far-ranging subpoena to the Boulder Police Department, as well as to Alex Hunter, the former Boulder County District Attorney who held office through the first turbulent years of the notorious case.
James Stewart, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based attorney representing CBS, declined comment when reached at his A $750 million defamation suit filed by Burke Ramsey against producers and participants in the 2016 CBS documentary"The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey" triggered a battle over subpoenas by lawyers on both sides in Boulder courts.
Court records show that subpoenas in recent months also had been served on numerous other players in the Ramsey drama, including onetime Ramsey private investigator Ellis Armistead, former Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy, Boulder's High Peaks Elementary School — which both Ramsey children attended at the time of JonBenet's death — as well as Dr. Francesco Beuf, JonBenet's pediatrician.
At the conclusion of the CBS show, a panel of experts said it had formed the opinion that Burke Ramsey, who was 9 at the time of the killing, struck JonBenet in the head with a heavy object.
Burke Ramsey's $750 million defamation case filed against CBS Corp. and other parties who participated in a controversial 2016 documentary about the murder of his sister JonBenet Ramsey has been settled, but those involved aren't discussing terms of the agreement.
Burke Ramsey’s attorney, Lin Wood, said the case had been settled but declined to disclose the terms.
In an interview on the “Dr. Phil” talk show that aired before the CBS documentary, Burke Ramsey, now 31, denied harming his sister and said he suspected she was killed by a pedophile who stalked beauty pageants.
JonBenet Ramsey's brother has settled his $750million defamation case against CBS and others involved with a 2016 documentary about the six-year-old pageant queen's death.
Two months later Burke Ramsey sued CBS, the production company that produced the show, and the experts who re-examined the case, seeking $250 million in compensatory damages $500 million in punitive damages.
A statement was released Friday from a spokesperson for producers of The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey, stating that 'The parties have reached an amicable resolution of their differences and will have no further comment,' according to the Daily Camera.
The brother of slain Colorado child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey has settled the lawsuit he filed against CBS Corp over a documentary theorizing that he killed her, both sides said on Friday.