A retired sheriff’s detective sued Netflix for defamation on Monday, alleging that the hit series Making a Murderer falsely suggested that he planted evidence to frame a murder suspect. Andrew Colborn filed suit in Manitowoc County Circuit Court in Wisconsin, alleging that he had been subject to “worldwide ridicule, contempt and disdain” since the docuseries debuted in December 2015.
… Netflix declined to comment. Also named as defendants in the suit are Making a Murderer directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, as well as a couple of Netflix executives and the documentary’s editor.
The suit alleges that the filmmakers distorted events, and omitted key facts, interesting argue that Colborn and others framed Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for murder.