Douglas Durst threatens to sue Jeanine Pirro for defamation

Pirro is publishing a new book on Robert Durst titled, “He Killed Them All”

TRD New York /
July 25, 2015 03:00 PM

Douglas Durst is giving former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro a warning: if her new book about his brother Robert Durst strays from that facts, he’ll sue.

Douglas’ lawyer Richard Emery sent a letter to Pirro – who worked for the Westchester district attorney in 1982 when Robert Durst’s wife Kathleen disappeared — and her publisher Simon & Schuster “to alert you to a number of factual errors in Ms. Pirro’s recent public statements concerning the Dursts,” according to the New York Post. Pirro’s new book is titled, “He Killed Them All.”

Emery’s letter goes on to say that Pirro is rewriting history and blaming Douglas for her failure to bring Robert to justice.

“For instance, Ms. Pirro stated…Douglas Durst ‘was in many meetings with Nick Scoppetta,’ Robert Durst’s criminal defense attorney. That assertion is untrue,” the letter obtained by the Post says. “Yet Ms. Pirro insists on repeating her allegations…and worse, asks the public to conclude that Douglas therefore was ‘involved from the get-go’ in the disappearance of Kathleen Durst and ‘has a lot of answering to do.’” [NYP]Christopher Cameron

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