Netflix Is Being Sued For Defamation Over Its ‘Making A Murderer’ Documentary. Its Attempt To Dismiss The Case Just Failed.

Netflix Is Being Sued For Defamation Over Its ‘Making A Murderer’ Documentary. Its Attempt To Dismiss The Case Just Failed.


Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” true-crime documentary series was a smash hit, leading millions to believe that Steven Avery was not guilty of murdering Teresa Halbach.

Following the series’ popularity, however, one of the investigators who worked on the case – and who was portrayed negatively in the documentary – filed a defamation lawsuit against the streaming service, arguing that “the presentation in the two series was biased and falsely depicts him as having framed Avery for the Halbach murder.” Andrew Colborn, who helped investigate Halbach’s murder, filed the defamation lawsuit against Netflix.

Fox 11 reported that a federal judge has denied a request from the producers of the documentary series to have the lawsuit dismissed, with Judge Brett Ludwig took Netflix to task for trying to force Colborn to provide discovery information before the proper stage.

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“As this Court has already ruled in denying Netflix’s first motion to dismiss and in rejecting Netflix’s opposition to Colborn’s motion for leave to file the

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