This is the era of extreme push-back from those who perceive themselves victims of media coverage which crosses the line over to illegal.
As LawNewz reports, Burke Ramsey, brother of murdered beauty queen JonBenet, has filed a $750 million lawsuit against CBS. His long-time lawyer is Lin Wood.
Burke contends that the documentary CBS aired about the murder ignored the evidence which cleared the Ramsey family. So off were the information and inferences, states Burke, that the whole thing was a fraud. The victims, he added, were the members of the public who viewed the show.
What too many people seemed to come away with after seeing the investigative piece was that the finger pointed right to Burke as killer. I overheard conversations about that on line in the supermarket. I myself hadn't seen the program.
Burke, just like Hulk Hogan and Melania Trump, means business. The media should beware that those with the resources or outside funding (e.g. Peter Thiel for "Hogan v. Gawker") will leverage litigation as a power tool. Melenia's lawyer Charles Harder wants to make it easier for public figures to sue the media for defamation. He won "Hogan v. Gawker."
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