A decision to hold a murder trial on the strength of a few words spoken in a TV drama, has got several Hollywood movie stars looking nervously over their shoulders.
The case referred to, up above, is that of millionaire, Robert Durst, 75, the subject of a 6-part TV drama series, 'The Jinx', in which, in reference to the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen, and another woman, Susan Berman, he utters the dramatic lines:
"What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course."
Police took this to be an admission of his guilt.
Two actors who will be worried this morning are Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci who rather carelessly allowed themselves to be filmed repeatedly stabbing (Pesci), and shooting (De Niro) the already-pulverised Billy Batts in the movie 'Goodfellas'. Pesci is 'guilty by film' in several other murders, in various cinematic productions.
Samuel L. Jackson has gone into hiding.
Plenty of other 'stars' are currently in contact with their attorneys.