Karen Ristevski’s ‘ice-addicted’ stepson is suing Channel 9, saying their claim that he demanded $200,000 to tell his story was untrue.
Mrs Ristevski’s body was found in a shallow grave at Mount Macedon, Victoria in February after she disappeared in June last year.
Her stepson Anthony Rickard is now suing Channel 9 over what he says were false claims the network made on A Current Affair, according to the Herald Sun.
Karen Ristevksi disappeared in June last year, and her body was found in a shallow grave
Her stepson Anthony Rickard is suing Channel 9 over claims that he demanded $200,000
Mr Rickard claims Channel 9 offered him money to appear on television, but then ran a story saying he was demanding money to tell his side of the story.
On the show, the report said Mr Rickard wanted money for drugs and was ‘trying to find a fortune’ to ‘profit from his stepmother’s disappearance’.
Rickard is now demanding damages and an apology, and for the reports on Channel 9’s website and Facebook page to be taken down.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel 9 for comment.
Mr Rickard has previously denied murdering Mrs Ristevski but admitted they had not seen eye-to-eye.
Mr Rickard has denied murdering Mrs Ristevski but admitted they didn’t always agree
Mr Rickard wants an apology and damages from the network after a story on A Current Affair
Mrs Ristevski, 47, was last seen leaving her home on Oakley Drive in Avondale Heights in Melbourne’s northwest following an argument about money with her husband on June 29.
Mrs Ristevski’s husband Borce was named by his lawyer Rob Stary as the chief suspect in his wife’s disappearance.
Officers searched for the missing mother for almost nine months before her body was found wedged between two logs, near where a local man claimed he saw two people resembling Borce and his brother, Vasko, in the days after she vanished.
Borce Ristevski (right) leaves a press conference after pleading for information on his wife
Officers searched for Mrs Ristevski for nine months before finding her body between two logs