The Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story has been the number one show on the streaming service and is trending on social media. Dahmer killed at least 17 boys and men from 1978 to 1991 and ate many of his victims. Two of Dahmer’s survivors, Preston Davis and Billy Joe Capshaw, have spoken out.
Davis, 63, told Inside Edition about the series, “I think they did a good job. It didn't trigger me.”
He continued, “I’ve got better through therapy. I felt more sympathy or empathy for the victims' families.” In 1979, Davis was assaulted by Dahmer in the military during a field exercise in Germany. Davis said he was drugged and assaulted. The only reason Dahmer didn’t kill him was because they were in Belgium, and they needed to get back to Germany.
Billy Joe Capshaw, who was sexually assaulted by Dahmer when he was 17 in the military, said the series brought back horrible memories, and “I have been through hell in my life because of this one ... person.”
See the Inside Edition segment below:
Earlier this week, Rita Isbell’s–the sister of Errol Lindsey, one of Dahmer’s victims who gave emotional courtroom testimony, said, “It's sad that they're just making money off of this tragedy. That's just greed.” She also said she was never contacted about the series.
Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims were majority Black, and their ages ranged from 14 to 33.
Jeffrey Dahmer was killed in prison in 1994.