Robert Durst Admits He Was High On Meth 'The Whole Time' While Filming ‘The Jinx’

Newly released court papers add another layer of weird to the case.
Robert Durst appears in the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Nov. 7.
Robert Durst appears in the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Nov. 7.

Just when you thought the saga of Robert Durst couldn’t get any more strange, newly released court papers have revealed that the real estate heir admitted to using methamphetamines during the filming of HBO’s “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, Durst told prosecutors in a three-hour interview on March 15, 2015, after his arrest on a first-degree murder warrant that he was high “the whole time” while working on the hit miniseries. 

“I was on meth, I was on meth the whole time … it should have been obvious,” Durst said, according to the LA Times. “I think the reason I did it had to be because I was swooped, speeding.”

Over the course of six episodes, “The Jinx” investigated Durst’s connection to the 1982 disappearance of his first wife, Kathie Durst, who is now presumed dead, and the murders of friend Susan Berman and his elderly neighbor in 2000 and 2001. 

Durst is currently awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in Berman’s killing after he admitted in the final episode of the miniseries that he was responsible for multiple deaths. “What the hell did I do?” he said while in the bathroom and unaware of a microphone on his person. “Killed them all, of course.” 

Hours before the finale aired, Durst was arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant under suspicion that me might try to flee the country. He was discovered in a hotel in possession of a firearm, $40,000 in cash and a latex mask. Durst was later charged with Berman’s murder, but has since maintained his innocence.

However, he did plead guilty to a federal gun charge which could result in a sentence of more than seven years in prison, if he is not convicted of murder. 



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