Relative of Dahmer Victim Says Netflix’s “Monster” Is “Retraumatizing” Family

Eric Perry, a cousin of Errol Lindsey, also claimed that his family wasn't notified about the series.

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A cousin of Errol Lindsey, one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims, condemned the new Netflix miniseries “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” saying the show has “retraumatized” his family.

“I’m not telling anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge rn, but if you’re actually curious about the victims, my family (the Isbell’s) are pissed about this show. It’s retraumatizing over and over again, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?” Lindsey's cousin Eric Perry tweeted about Ryan Murphy’s 10-part series, which premiered on Sept 21.

Perry also claimed that his family wasn't notified about the series, tweeting, “[Netflix] don’t notify families when they do this. It’s all public record, so they don’t have to notify (or pay!) anyone. My family found out when everyone else did.”

Lindsey’s sister Rota Isbell, who's featured in the series, expressed similar sentiments when talking to Insider about what it was like to see herself portrayed. Isbell said Netflix didn't reach out to her about the show and she wishes some of the profits would've gone to the victims' children.

“It felt like reliving it all over again. It brought back all the emotions I was feeling back then,” Isbell said.