Natalee Holloway's mom sues over TV series about daughter
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —
Two media companies face a multi-million dollar lawsuit by Natalee Holloway's mother over what she calls a farce of a TV series.
Beth Holloway says the two media companies came to her under a premise of new evidence about her daughter's 2005 disappearance in Aruba.
Holloway says the companies used false pretenses to get her DNA -- claiming they needed it to confirm the discovery of her daughter's remains.
The teenager went missing on a trip with fellow Mountain Brook High School graduates and her body was never located.
Now, Beth Holloway is suing Oxygen Media and Brian Graden media over their 6-part series last year.
She says the series made outrageous claims about what happened to her daughter and now she wants them to pay.
Holloway's lawsuit asks for a trial by jury, as well as compensatory damages of no less than $20 million dollars and punitive damages no less than $25 million dollars.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.