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Sister of Jeffery Dahmer victim slams 'money hungry' Netflix for not consulting her

Stewart Perrie

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Sister of Jeffery Dahmer victim slams 'money hungry' Netflix for not consulting her

The sister of one of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims has lashed out against Netflix for making her re-live the trauma all over again.

Errol Lindsey was murdered by the infamous serial killer during his killing spree in the United States.

His story is one of many that has been told in Netflix's new series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Lindsey's sister, Rita Isbell, has penned an essay for Insider on what it was like knowing a large-scale production was going to bring all of Dahmer's gruesome details to the surface once again.


"I was never contacted about the show. I feel like Netflix should've asked if we mind or how we felt about making it. They didn't ask me anything. They just did it," she said.

She called Netflix 'money hungry' and felt they should have done more when they're addressing a sensitive topic like this.

"I could even understand it if they gave some of the money to the victims' children," she wrote.


Rita added: "The victims have children and grandchildren. If the show benefited them in some way, it wouldn't feel so harsh and careless.

"It's sad that they're just making money off of this tragedy. That's just greed."

She explained how she only watched the episode that portrays the incredible speech she made in court during Dahmer's 1992 sentencing.

Her unhinged, emotional and chilling victim impact statement has been widely talked about on social media since Dahmer dropped on Netflix.



She said she didn't have anything written down and wanted the serial killer to know how she felt.

"The reason why I said what I said during that impact statement was because, during the trial, they were portraying him as being so out of control he couldn't stop himself," she wrote.

"But you have to be in control in order to do the things that he was doing. You have to very much be in control.


"So that's why I said: 'Let me show you what out of control is. This is out of control.'

"I was out of body. I wasn't myself in that moment."

Rita said she won't be watching the rest of the Netflix series because she already 'lived it'. She added: "I know exactly what happened."

LADbible reached out to Netflix about Rita's comments and the streaming service has declined to comment.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter. Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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