Mother of Natalee Holloway Sues Producers of Daughter’s Documentary
Natalee Holloway’s mother has sued the producers of a documentary about her daughter who disappeared 13 years ago, on a high school trip. She is suing the producers of The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway, which is a six episode series. She said that it was not a real documentary but a “scripted, pre-planned farce calculated to give the impression of real-time events.” Natalee Holloway disappeared during a high school trip to Aruba.
The producers have said that they have found her remains. The documentary, which featured the discovery of the bone fragments, subjected Beth Holloway to “agonizing weeks” of uncertainty that “completely and utterly destroyed her,” according to the lawsuit.
Holloway is reportedly seeking $10 million in compensation and $25 million in punitive damages from Oxygen Media.
Holloway is reportedly seeking $10 million in compensation and $25 million in punitive damages from Oxygen Media. The documentary included the discovery of what were supposedly the remains. However the lawsuit said that the producers knew that the remains were not Natalee’s even before the show started.
Her mother said that in order determine if anything new was actually uncovered, she had to watch the TV series. In doing so, she had to listen to claims that her daughter had been “drugged, raped, killed” and, and that Natalee Holloway’s bones were ultimately exhumed, “crushed” and cremated.
Enduring the “heinous acts” portrayed in the Oxygen series “completely and utterly destroyed me,” Beth Holloway said of the documentary on Natalee Holloway
Natalee Holloway’s father Dave Holloway participated in the program and contacted Beth Holloway seeking a DNA sample for use in testing, the complaint said
She was 18 when she disappeared and six years ago she was declared dead, at her father’ request. The man who killed her had spiked her drink with a date rape drug. He is now serving a 28 year sentence in a Peruvian prison, but it is for murdering another woman five years after Natalee disappeared.