Making A Murderer has been one of the most successful docu-series on Netflix, and it created a worldwide demand for more real crime drama series. The story of Steven Avery and Teresa Halbach was irresistible to watch. Avery was locked away for an assault he didn't commit in 1985. After DNA evidence freed him from prison, he was arrested in 2005 for the murder of Teresa Halbach. Netflix's docu-series dove into the case, and made sure to present the evidence in a way that made the viewer question the justice system. Now, once detective on the case is suing Netflix for defamation.
According to Engadget, detective Andrew Colborn is suing the streaming giant for making him look like he tampered with evidence. The lawsuit names Netflix, its executives Lisa Nishimura and Adam Del Deo, documentary directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, and editor Mary Manhardt as defendants. The suit points out specific scenes in the docu-series, such as the close-up shot of a blood vial with a hole in the top that Colborn says was a result of standard testing and storage. The show made it seem like tampering had taken place. This isn't the first time Netflix has been accused of presenting limited facts for the series, but now it has become a legal issue.