Thursday, December 2, 2021

Natalee Holloway’s Mother Files $35M Lawsuit Against Oxygen Network 

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*Natalee Holloway‘s mom is suing the Oxygen Network, claiming they duped her into giving up a sample of her DNA under the false claim they had discovered her daughter’s remains, per TMZ.

Beth Holloway has filed a $35 million lawsuit against Oxygen, alleging that last year’s docu-series “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” misrepresented itself and was a farce of a production.

Her daughter went missing in Aruba in 2005 and mystery over what may have happened has fascinated Americans ever since.

As reported by the Washington Post, Beth’s legal complaint filed on February 2 alleged that the show, produced by Oxygen and Brian Graden Media, was “not a realtime or legitimate investigation into new leads” but rather a “pre-planned farce.” The lawsuit argues that “prior to filming their Series that they would not find Natalee because the Series was pre-conceived and was not a real-time investigation discovering new facts.”

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Holloway also claims that producers knew her DNA sample would not match the female remains that had been discovered before making this request.

TMZ reports that Beth is also suing on behalf of her daughter using a legal theory called “outrage.” She describes the series as a “pre-planned farce.”

Oxygen replied to the lawsuit with this statement: 

“We were disappointed to learn of the complaint and its inaccurate depiction of how the series was produced, and we want to reiterate our deep compassion and sympathy for all members of the Holloway family. The documentary series was developed by a production company in close collaboration with Dave Holloway and his long-time private investigator. The show followed his continued search to find answers about his daughter Natalee from a lead he had received. We had hoped, along with Mr. Holloway, that the information was going to provide closure.”

The first episode of “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway” premiered on Oxygen last August and pulled in 1.1 million viewers, which was reportedly the highest true-crime premiere in the network’s history, per decider.com.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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