The Jinx Filmmakers Pull Out of Interviews, Citing Pending Durst Trial


The subject of HBO docuseries The Jinx, Robert Durst, was arrested in New Orleans Saturday night on the eve of the series’ finale in connection with a murder investigation (though the LAPD denies a connection to the series). Director Andrew Jarecki did interviews with GMA, CBS This Morning, and The New York Times, that last one along with fellow producer Marc Smerling. But the two men have now bowed out of future interviews.

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Jarecki was scheduled to be on The Tonight Show later today, and both he and Smerling were set to appear on Chris Hayes‘s MSNBC show All In today too, but both Jimmy Fallon and Hayes tweeted those are no longer happening:

And BuzzFeed’s Kate Aurthur tweeted out this statement saying that Jarecki and Smerling will not be available for any further interviews, pending a trial for Durst:

[h/t Capital New York]
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