Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee Holloway, has filed a lawsuit against Oxygen media seeking compensation amounting to $35 million in what she terms as a well-orchestrated plan by the company to dupe her into providing her DNA in the making of a 2017 true crime series on her kid’s disappearance. Beth terms the move by Oxygen Media as reckless and outrageous. Natalee’s mother, who is currently a school teacher, filed the lawsuit on February 2nd, 2018 in Federal court, Birmingham.
The 44-page affidavit lists Oxygen Media and Brian Graden Media as the principal defendants.Beth is accusing the two companies of making false declarations that they had discovered how her daughter died and where she was buried.The two companies further claimed that the body of the teen was exhumed five years after her death and her remains desecrated.
The lawsuit further claims that the actions of the two companies made Beth hear, watch, and read about the false ordeal that her daughter went through. This made her believe that Natalee was likely dragged, raped, maimed, killed and her body buried. The series which was titled “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” aired at least six episodes between August 19th, 2017 and September 23rd, 2017. The teen’s father, Mr. Dave Holloway, and a private investigator named T.J. Ward appeared in the series.
According to Beth Holloway, the defendants lied to her and the whole world that the series was real-time and it was a legitimate investigation into new leads. However, Beth claims that the show was well-planned, preconceived, and written in advance.
Week after week, she was forced to watch every episode and follow every headline to discover the horrors that befell her little daughter. To make things worse, the defendants capitalized on her agony and desire to find her daughter’s remains to ask her for a DNA to test against the remains they claimed that they had discovered.
The lawsuit claims that the two defendants knew that they were lying and they had not discovered and would not discover the remains of Natalee. The two defendant went ahead and used Beth Holloway’s DNA on the outrageous show without her permission and under the guise of carrying out a legitimate investigation.
Natalee Holloway disappeared on May 30th, 2005 while in Aruba in the company of over 130 of her graduated classmates.