Arrest of Robert Durst puts kibosh on filmmakers’ interviews

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In the wake of real estate heir Robert Durst’s arrest for three potential murders — right after the documentary about him aired on HBO — the films’ director and producer have dropped all future interviews.

Director Andrew Jarecki and producer Marc Smerling released a statement Tuesday after canceling appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” and other shows. In their statement the men said, “Given that we are likely to be called as witnesses in any case law enforcement may decide to bring against Robert Durst, it is not appropriate for us to comment further on these pending matters. We can confirm that evidence (including the envelope and the washroom recording) was turned over to authorities months ago.”

On Monday morning, Jarecki was interviewed on “CBS This Morning” about the stunning finale of the six-part documentary “The Jinx,” broadcast by HBO on Sunday night. In the final moments of the film, Durst — a suspect in the disappearance of his wife Kathie and the killing of two others — is heard mumbling to himself after he leaves an on-camera interview to use a washroom, his lapel microphone still live. “What the hell did I do?” Durst is heard asking himself.

“Killed ’em all, of course,” he said, in answer to his own question.

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