Jeffrey Dahmer's father Lionel may sue Netflix for ignoring his 'wellbeing' and glamorizing serial killer son
BATH TOWNSHIP, OHIO: Lionel Dahmer, father of the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, is thinking about suing Netflix over two of its popular shows on his notorious son, reports claim. The two shows, 'Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story' and 'Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes', have become quite popular and revived interest in the serial killer.
Butt that isn't making Lionel, 86, any happy because he is miffed about the fact that he was never consulted over the well-liked Netflix series 'Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story', which debuted in September, his caretaker told The Sun. Furthermore, the father of the 'Milwaukee Cannibal' was also displeased with Netflix for not getting his consent before using audio recordings from his son's legal team in the company's recently released Jeffrey Dahmer documentary series, 'Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes'.
Jeffrey, who murdered 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991, is currently a popular inspiration source for Halloween costumes. Some admirers even went out of their way by visiting Lionel's property.
Lionel, who has been peacefully residing in a rural area of Ohio, had earlier chosen to keep quiet about the entire episode and is said to have been a "nervous wreck." The Sun reports that Lionel's assistant, who only wished to be known as Jeb, claims that the current media attention around Lionel's son has led him to seek to arm himself for protection.
Jeb told the outlet, "From everything that I've seen and witnessed personally, Lionel was not contacted about either of these shows on Netflix. I've personally talked to a few lawyers and we've talked to his publisher about it too due to all the chaos that is going on and the stories we've seen."
Jeb added, "Lionel and his power of attorney are gathering information and looking at a possible lawsuit against the production team or possibly Netflix. There was zero care whatsoever about Lionel's wellbeing." Lionel Dahmer briefly rose to prominence after his son was arrested in 1991 for the horrendous crimes.
Lionel wrote a memoir on his son called 'A Father's Story' in 1994, just months before Christopher Scarver, another prisoner, fatally beat Jeffrey. He described in the book how prior to his son's arrest, he was unaware that he was a killer. Jeb stated, "Lionel was a very caring father. He was just trying to do his best in a time of uncertainty."
"He thinks that none of this should have been made, all the information that needs to be public is right there in his book. Everything else is just glamorized and provides attention to details that aren't proven fact. When I asked Lionel what he wanted me to tell people, he said: 'Everything I have to say is in my book.' But that's as far as he goes," Jeb stated.