'Making a Murderer' Filmmakers' Tweet Suggests Steven Avery's Ex Is a Big Fat Liar

The off-screen drama following Netflix's premiere of Making a Murderer is almost as disturbing as the actual case. During a Twitter Q&A, the MAM filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi disputed a claim made by Jodi Stachowski, the ex-fiancée of Steven Avery. 

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During a recent interview with HLN's Natisha Lance, Stachowski claimed that she asked the filmmakers to leave her out of the film. In Making a Murderer, the series portrays Stachowski as the supportive partner of Avery who only broke up with him because of pressure from local law enforcement. In the interview with HLN, Stachowski says that Avery was extremely abusive and threatened to kill her. 

The interview is so hard to watch, and it paints a very different picture of the "loving relationship" we saw in the series. 

The following was asked during the Twitter Q&A:

 And the filmmakers responded with the following: 

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Stachowski has been making a few media appearances because she says that the truth needs to come out. I'm not a psychologist or an expert in any of this, but Stachowski seems pretty traumatized in her interviews, almost like she is suffering from some form of post-traumatic stress disorder. I'm just hoping that the filmmakers didn't add to this by including her in the series against her will. Part of me finds that hard to believe because I would think she could sue them, but in addition to not being a therapist I'm also not a lawyer. All I know is that this story is tragic and sad and awful -- not only for Teresa Halbach, but for everyone else who has had their life destroyed because of this senseless act. 

 

Image via HLN / YouTube 

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