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“The Jinx” star Robert Durst appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday for a motions hearing related to his upcoming trial on murder charges for the 2001 death of his friend Susan Berman.
Judge Mark A. Windham appointed a special master to review the documents seized from the upstate New York home of another Durst friend, Susan Giordano, and announced a hearing at a later date to assess whether client-attorney privilege had been waived by Durst.
Durst’s lawyers argued that the 60 boxes of personal Durst family documents seized from Giordano’s home were protected under attorney-client privilege.
However, prosecutors said the documents should be fair game since producers of HBO’s “The Jinx” were freely given access to them during the filming of the series.
In a brief press conference following the hearing, Dick DeGuerin, the real estate scion’s attorney, said, “Bob Durst did not kill Susan Berman and he doesn’t know who did.”
The HBO miniseries detailed Durst’s decades of bizarre tragedies, including the disappearance of his first wife, the execution-style murder of his best friend and a former neighbor that Durst admitted to killing in self-defense.
In a hot mic moment while filming the HBO special, the real estate scion famously uttered, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.”
He has since pleaded not guilty to the murder of Berman.