Wednesday 5 October 2022 03:45 AM 's Jeffrey Dahmer series fact-checked: Journalist exposes which parts of ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 03:45 AM 's Jeffrey Dahmer series fact-checked: Journalist exposes which parts of ... trends now
Wednesday 5 October 2022 03:45 AM Netflix's Jeffrey Dahmer series fact-checked: Journalist exposes which parts of ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 03:45 AM Netflix's Jeffrey Dahmer series fact-checked: Journalist exposes which parts of ... trends now

Netflix's hit series Monster follows the depraved life and crimes of infamous American serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer.

But a leading journalist who interviewed the murderer after he was arrested has warned viewers not to believe everything they see on screen.

Emmy-winning producer Nancy Glass, who interviewed the 'Milwaukee Monster' in 1993 for CNN's Inside Edition, spoke to Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday about her time with the murderer, and how his fictionalised portrayal stands up against the facts.

Netflix's hit series Monster follows the depraved life and crimes of infamous American serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer - but how much of it is accurate? (Pictured: Dahmer in court in August 1991)

Pictured: Evan Peters as Dahmer in the Netflix show Monster

Netflix's hit series Monster follows the depraved life and crimes of infamous American serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer - but how much of it is accurate? (Pictured left: Dahmer in court in August 1991, and right: actor Evan Peters as Dahmer in the Netflix show Monster)

While the details of Dahmer's sickening crimes between 1978 and 1991 and subsequent arrest are portrayed accurately, Ms Glass says aspects of his formative years were completely fabricated.

Jeffrey's father never noticed his son was troubled 

Ms Glass, who spoke to Dahmer's family 'for years' before meeting the killer behind bars, said the series' portrayal of the murderer's childhood isn't entirely accurate. 

Emmy-winning producer Nancy Glass (pictured), who interviewed the 'Milwaukee Monster' in 1993 for CNN 's Inside Edition, spoke to radio show Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday about her time with the murderer, and how his fictionalised portrayal stands up against the facts

Emmy-winning producer Nancy Glass (pictured), who interviewed the 'Milwaukee Monster' in 1993 for CNN 's Inside Edition, spoke to radio show Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday about her time with the murderer, and how his fictionalised portrayal stands up against the facts 

Dahmer (pictured) was convicted of 16 murders in 1992, and sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison. He was bludgeoned to death with a metal bar in November 1994 by Christopher Scarver, another inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin

Dahmer (pictured) was convicted of 16 murders in 1992, and sentenced to 16 life sentences in prison. He was bludgeoned to death with a metal bar in November 1994 by Christopher Scarver, another inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin

While Monster depicts Dahmer's father Lionel as a concerned dad who believed his son was an alcoholic loser, Ms Glass said this simply wasn't true. 

'The father never thought anything was wrong,' said Ms Glass, adding that Lionel was an 'odd' man who perhaps wouldn't have noticed red flags in Jeffrey's behaviour.

'So I do want to say that while the Netflix show is fantastic, it's a scripted show. It's not meant to be a documentary,' she added.

While details of Dahmer's sickening crimes between 1978 and 1991 and subsequent arrest are portrayed accurately, Ms Glass (pictured in 2014) says aspects of his formative years were completely made up

While details of Dahmer's sickening crimes between 1978 and 1991 and subsequent arrest are portrayed accurately, Ms Glass (pictured in 2014) says aspects of his formative years were completely made up 

Glenda Cleveland wasn't Jeffrey's neighbour 

Ms Glass also noted that the show's storyline about Dahmer's neighbour Glenda Cleveland also fictional. 

In the series, Cleveland is portrayed as Dahmer's next-door neighbour in the Oxford appartments and shares frequent interactions with him. 

In the series, Glenda Cleveland is portrayed as Dahmer's next-door neighbour in the Oxford appartments and shares frequent interactions with him. Pictured is Niecy Nash playing the role of Glenda Cleveland

In the series, Glenda Cleveland is portrayed as Dahmer's next-door neighbour in the Oxford appartments and shares frequent interactions with him. Pictured is Niecy Nash playing the role of Glenda Cleveland 

Cleveland makes multiple complaints to the police complaining about a foul smell emanating from Dahmer's apartment, but her calls go ignored because she was black. 

In reality, Cleveland actually

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