Netflix is being dragged back to court again this time by a detective featured on their docuseries, 'Making A Murderer.'
Retired sheriff, Andrew Colborn has sued Netflix for defamation on Monday. He claims that the series suggested that he planted evidence to frame a murder suspect. As a result of the show, Colborn claims that he has been subjected to “worldwide ridicule, contempt and disdain” since the docuseries aired three years ago.
“His reputation and that of Manitowoc County, itself, has been severely and unjustly defamed,” Colborn’s attorney, Michael Griesbach, said in a press release. “He is filing this lawsuit to set the record straight and to restore his good name.”
Netflix declined to comment. Also named as defendants in the suit are “Making a Murderer” directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, Netflix executives Lisa Nishimura and Adam Del Deo, and editor Mary Manhardt.
According to Variety, the suit further alleges that the filmmakers distorted events, and omitted key facts, in order to argue that Colborn and others framed Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for murder. The complaint alleges that the filmmakers went well beyond merely expressing an opinion about the case and that they manipulated trial testimony which led viewers to the wrong conclusion and placed blame on the detectives who handled the case.
This comes just weeks after Netflix settled their case with the Church of Satan who sued them over their new series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.