Jeffrey Dahmer Victim's Cousin Says Netflix's Monster Is 'Retraumatizing' Family: 'For What?'

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The family of one of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims talks about Monster, the new Netflix series about the serial killer.
Eric Perry, a cousin of Errol Lindsey, tweeted that the Ryan Murphy-led series is "retraumatizing" his family.
"I don't tell anyone what to watch, I know true crime media is huge but if you're really curious about the victims my family (the Isbells) is mad at this show," he posted on Twitter last Thursday. “It keeps getting re-traumatized, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need?”
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Perry also retweeted a video that drew a comparison between Rita Isbell, Lindsey's sister trying to rush Dahmer into the courtroom, and the Netflix rendition of the event.
"It's WILD to recreate my cousin who is having an emotional breakdown in court over the man who tortured and murdered her brother," Perry wrote. "WIIIIIILD."
Netflix did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
I'm not telling anyone what to watch, I know True Crime Media is huge but if you're really curious about the victims my family (the Isbells) is mad at this show. It keeps getting re-traumatized, and for what? How many movies/shows/documentaries do we need? https://t.co/CRQjXWAvjx
— erich (@ericthulhu) September 22, 2022
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Opening up about the moment she made her victimization statement in 1992, Isbell echoed Perry's feelings about the new series.
"When I saw part of the show, it bothered me, especially when I saw myself — seeing my name appear on the screen and this lady literally saying exactly what I said," she wrote in an essay in the first-person perspective for insiders.
"If I didn't know any better, I would have thought I was. Her hair was like mine, she wore the same clothes. So it felt like I was reliving it all," she continued. "It brought back all the emotions I felt at the time."
She concluded, "I was never contacted about the show. I think Netflix should have asked if we mind or how we felt doing it. You didn't ask me anything. They just did it.”
Perry also later tweeted that his family was not notified of the project, writing, "My family found out when everyone else did."
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Monster was first announced in March 2021 with American Horror Story alum Evan Peters set to portray the serial killer.
It's just the latest in a series of projects chronicling Dahmer's murders.
Jeremy Renner starred in the 2002 film Dahmer, while the 2017 film My Friend Dahmer starred former Disney star Ross Lynch as the killer.
Dahmer raped, murdered, and dismembered at least 17 men and boys in Milwaukee, Wisconsin between 1978 and 1991, shocking the world with the scale of his crimes, including cannibalism and necrophilia.
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While the current series takes a closer look at his victims, it also highlights one victim who escaped and played a major role in Dahmer's eventual arrest.

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