Lionel Dahmer, father of infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, has expressed interest in continuing the hit docuseries drama about his son.
Dahmer’s keeper has come forward announcing that the frenzy over recent Netflix series, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, was the reason behind it. Since then, netizens have taken to social media to blame the father for profiting from his son’s gruesome murders.
In an interview with The US Sun, Dahmer’s guardian said the father had not been approached by the streaming giant for permission. The Guardian also claimed that Dahmer hopes to take legal action against Netflix or possibly the hit show’s production team.
The Guardian said:
“I have personally spoken to a few lawyers and we have also spoken to his editor because of all the chaos that is going on and the stories that we have seen. Lionel and his power of attorney are gathering information and considering a possible lawsuit against the production team or possibly Netflix.
Alongside the limited series, Netflix also released a docuseries titled Conversations with a Killer: The Tapes of Jeffrey Dahmerwhich would have left Lionel Dahmer a “nervous wreck”.
Internet users react to the fact that Lionel Dahmer benefits from the murders of his son
Internet users have expressed their disinterest in the writing by the 86-year-old man of his own memoirs. Many claimed it was simply her way of making money from the 17 horrific murders her son had committed. Some have also blamed Lionel Dahmer for his son’s despicable acts.
Check out some of those tweets below:
More details on Lionel Dahmer’s book- The story of a father
Dahmer’s decision to take legal action against Netflix comes as a surprise because he himself wrote a book about his son Jeffrey Dahmer. The story of a father was published in 1994, a year just before the death of the serial killer. The book mainly explains how Dahmer approached the horrific crimes, struggling to come to terms with what his son did.
The book mainly focuses on Lionel Dahmer’s confusion as to what led his son to commit such gruesome murders. In the book, Dahmer blames himself for his son’s despicable acts.
The book goes on to explain behind the scenes of Jeffrey Dahmer’s trial, where the father puts himself in his son’s shoes.
Good Reads describes the book as follows:
“A Father’s Story cannot claim to have discovered the ultimate solution to the enigma of the criminal or his acts. In fact, it’s not the story of Jeffrey Dahmer at all, but of a father who, little by little, realized the saddest truth a parent could know: that as a result of an unknowable process, her child had somewhere crossed the line that separates the human from the monstrous.
He added that Dahmer’s book does not attempt to change the narrative of the events that unfolded, but is a “haunting confession – the searing account of a man who never flinched in his efforts to survey the darkest neighborhoods. depths of his son’s affliction, even as they pointed to his.
The recent Netflix show suggested the families of the 17 victims wanted to sue Lionel Dahmer for profiting from his book. However, only two families have sued him in real life for portraying their lives without permission. The book ended up not bringing in enough money to contribute to the families of the victims.
Lionel Dahmer mostly stayed out of public view. The last time he sat down for an interview was in the 2020 documentary Jeffrey Dahmer: Mind of a Monster. He now lives in Seville, Ohio with his second wife, Shari.