Robert Durst—the millionaire former fugitive who’s currently on trial for one of several murders he’s been linked to over the course of his life—has said he was on methamphetamine during the filming of The Jinx, the hit HBO docu-series that brought him to national attention. “I was on meth, I was on meth the whole time…it should have been obvious,” Durst said in a 2015 interview with prosecutors, the transcript of which was filed in a Los Angeles court yesterday. “I think the reason I did it had to be because I was swooped, speeding.” (Durst’s lawyers have previously said that he was “tricked” into doing the show.)
Along with Serial, The Jinx helped kick off pop culture’s current wave of true-crime obsession. The series’ pivotal moment comes in its final episode, when Durst is caught muttering into a hot microphone, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.” Durst was arrested for murder the day before that episode aired, but has since plead not guilty, presumably on the grounds that “Killed them all, of course” is just the “Have a nice day, friend!” of meth users everywhere.