Lionel Dahmer, the father of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, is considering suing Netflix for its crime drama series and documentary that include his son.
Glorifying Jeffrey Dahmer?
The popular streaming service recently debuted the true crime drama Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, starring Evan Peters, and then Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes, a documentary series.
They turned out to be among the most well-liked Netflix programs, and they revived public awareness of the serial killer’s horrifying murders.
The presentations garnered sizable audiences, but they also received a lot of criticism for how they affected the families of Dahmer’s victims.
Families of the victims claim that because they were “never approached” about the show, they were “blindsided” by Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
It was “terrible” that they were merely profiting off this tragedy, according to Rita Isbell, whose brother was killed by Dahmer, who said watching the performance was like “reliving it all over again.”
“I think Netflix should have asked if we mind or how we felt about doing it,” she remarked.
“I wasn’t questioned in any way, just like that. I don’t need money, though, and this show is about Netflix attempting to make money.
Due to the fact that he was not approached regarding the programs, Dahmer’s father Lionel is now thinking about suing Netflix over its series about his son.
The 86-year-old is reportedly “upset” that Netflix didn’t get in touch to let him know it was making a show about his son and didn’t get his consent before using tape recordings from Jeffrey Dahmer’s legal team for Conversations With a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes. This is according to The New York Post.
There are rumors that his residence has been visited by followers of his serial killer son, who drugged and killed 17 men and boys.
In reaction to the Netflix series’ resurging interest in the serial killer, eBay has prohibited the sale of Jeffrey Dahmer costumes on its website in time for Halloween.
Tony Hughes’ mother Shirley Hughes expressed her heartbreak at seeing outfits associated with the serial killer on the website.
She said that “none of the families would be re-victimized” and “there’d be no Dahmer costumes this year” if Netflix had not chosen to run its episodes.
eBay announced that it would crack down on anyone attempting to sell memorabilia connected to the serial murderer “out of respect for victims of violent acts.”