(LOS ANGELES) -- Lawyers for Drew Peterson, the former Chicago police officer charged with murdering his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Lifetime on Wednesday in an effort to get them to shut down the TV movie about him, reports Deadline.com.
The movie, tentatively titled The Drew Peterson Story, aka Ladykiller, is currently in production and stars Rob Lowe as Peterson.
The lawyers claim Lifetime has no legal right to use Peterson's name, likeness or story without Peterson's approval. In addition, they allege that the film defames Peterson because he has not been convicted of a crime.
Peterson has remained in jail since he was arrested in May 2009 and charged with murder in the 2004 bathtub drowning of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. He's also a suspect, but hasn't been charged, in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. Peterson maintains his innocence in both cases.
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