In June, the US Supreme Court declined to take up a case concerning Dassey’s confession.
Netflix declined to comment on the lawsuit. CNN has reached out to filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, but has not yet received a response.
Ricciardi and Demos worked on the 10-part series for years before releasing it on Netflix in December 2015. It won multiple awards, including Emmys for outstanding documentary or nonfiction series, and outstanding writing and direction for nonfiction programming.
They released a sequel to the series in October.
Colborn’s lawsuit says he was not a public figure before the series was released and had an impeccable reputation.
“During the intervening three years, plaintiff has been subject to worldwide ridicule, contempt and disdain as a result of the baseless and false assertions in MAM that he planted evidence to frame an innocent man or strengthen the case against a guilty one,” the lawsuit said.
It said he has been the subject of hundreds of articles, television and radio segments that portray him in a negative light and has been threatened and insulted on social media. It also said he has received threatening messages and recorded enough of them to fill 28 compact discs.
Colborn is asking for a jury trial and is demanding a retraction and an “honest clarification of the erroneous and false statements and depictions described above to clear his good name and restore peace of mind,” according to the lawsuit.
He is also seeking unspecified damages.