'The Jinx's' Robert Durst sued for $100 million by missing wife's family

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Robert Durst Hit With $100 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Robert Durst, the subject of HBO's "The Jinx," is being sued for $100 million by the family of his wife who mysteriously vanished in 1982.

Kathleen McCormack Durst's three sisters and 101-year-old mother​,​ Ann McCormack, claim that the eccentric real estate mogul killed her and then hid the body​, thus denying them the right to a proper funeral.

The lawsuit filed​ in Nassau County Supreme Court in New York on Monday contends that Durst violated the McCormack family's right to sepulcher, a rarely used New York law granting family members the immediate right to possession of a body for burial.

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"The family's priority has been and continues to be to provide Kathleen with a proper and dignified burial," Robert Abrams, a lawyer for the McCormack family, said, according to the New York Times.

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Murder defendant Robert Durst smiles for the camera at the end of the day's testimony in his murder trial in Galveston, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003. Robert Durst, the New York real estate heir who cut up his neighbor's dead body and then dumped it in Galveston Bay, completes his parole on Wednesday and wants to get away from the spotlight, his lawyer said Monday, Nov. 27, 2006. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Durst was rebooked on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Multi-millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst reads the book "Hurry Home Candy" while the jury continues deliberation Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, in Galveston, Texas. The cross-dressing son of a New York City real estate tycoon is accused of murder for killing a neighbor at a low-rent Galveston apartment house where they both lived, then dismembering the victim and throwing the body parts into Galveston Bay. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Multi-millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst leans forward in order to hear a question from prosecutor Joel Bennett during cross examination, Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, in Galveston, Texas. The son of a New York City real estate tycoon, Durst is accused of murder for killing a neighbor at a low-rent Galveston apartment house where they both lived, then dismembering the victim and throwing the body parts into Galveston Bay. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 30: Fugitive murder suspect Robert Durst, the estranged scion of one of New York's wealthiest real estate families, is shown in a police booking photo Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Hanover Township in Bath, Pa. Durst was arrested Friday after shoplifting Band-Aids and a sandwich at a supermarket near Route 22, an east-west highway that leads to New York. Durst, who was suspected in his wife's disappearance 19 years ago, became a fugitive after being charged in October with murdering his 71-year-old neighbor, whose dismembered body parts were found dumped in Galveston Bay in Galveston, Texas. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Accused murderer Robert Durst looks back toward the public gallery and smiles during his trial Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003, in Galveston, Texas. The cross-dressing son of a New York City real estate tycoon is accused of murder for killing a neighbor at a low-rent Galveston apartment house where they both lived, then dismembering the victim and throwing the body parts into Galveston Bay. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Durst is charged with criminal mischief for urinating on a counter at a Houston drug store, his hearing has been reset for next month. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Multi-millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst is escorted from the courtroom after being found not guilty Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, in Galveston, Texas. The cross-dressing son of a New York City real estate tycoon was accused of murder for killing a neighbor at a low-rent Galveston apartment house where they both lived, then dismembering the victim and throwing the body parts into Galveston Bay. He still faces two more charges. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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The suit also claims that Durst "murdered Kathleen," his 29-year-old first wife. If successful, it would strip the 72-year-old of much of his wealth, which is estimated at a net worth of $100 million.

McCormack Durst disappeared from her Westchester County home nearly 34 years ago on a cold January night. Her husband went on to live a carefree existence moving from New York to Los Angeles to Houston and back again, fueled by a constant flow of cash from his estranged family's real estate empire.

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He has been in prison in New Orleans since March on a gun charge following a string of legal issues in the wake of the ground-breaking HBO documentary that premiered last February, during which he was caught on a live microphone seemingly confessing to Kathleen's murder and the deaths of two others.

"What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course," he whispered in the shocking finale, which aired a day after his arrest.

Durst is expected to be sentenced on Dec. 17 to more than five years in prison after acknowledging his guilt in the gun possession case, according to the Times. He is also scheduled to be transferred to Los Angeles some time in 2016, where he has been charged with the execution-style murder of Susan Berman, who served as his spokeswoman after his wife's disappearance.

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Daily News front page November 12, 2003, Headline: Millionaire cross-dresser Robert Durst shot a man, chopped up his body and beat the rap. So Bobby...WHERE'S THE HEAD? Robert Durst (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Daily News front page February 9, 1982, Headline: WIFE MISSING; 100G REWARD - Real estate tycoon's son asks for search - Medical student Kathleen Durst, wife of real estate tycoon Robert Durst and daughter-in-law of Seymour Durst, has been missing since Jan. 31, and the family has offered a $100,000 reward for information. She was last seen at her Riverside Drive apartment house. (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Daily News front page September 23, 2003, Headline: HOW DURST DID IT - Defense tells trial why he butchered neighbor in 'self-defense' Robert Durst (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 30: Fugitive murder suspect Robert Durst, the estranged scion of one of New York's wealthiest real estate families, is shown in a police booking photo Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, in Hanover Township in Bath, Pa. Durst was arrested Friday after shoplifting Band-Aids and a sandwich at a supermarket near Route 22, an east-west highway that leads to New York. Durst, who was suspected in his wife's disappearance 19 years ago, became a fugitive after being charged in October with murdering his 71-year-old neighbor, whose dismembered body parts were found dumped in Galveston Bay in Galveston, Texas. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 20: Robert Durst of the Durst Organization, Inc. (Photo by Bill Turnbull/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Daily News page 8 and 9, November 11, 2000, Headline: Trial heats up in missing wife mystery - Cops shake the dust off '82 Durst case. By a stone cottage in northern Westchester, the pieces of an 18-year-old mystery, the celebrated disappearance of Kathleen Durst are slowing being put together. After more than a decade of inactivity, state police investigators have reopened the Durst case, chasing leads that again focus suspicion on her wealthy husband, real estate heir Robert Durst, law enforcement sources told the Daily News. (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Robert Durst of the Durst Organization, Inc., 133 6th Ave., New York City. (Photo by Bill Turnbull/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 18: Daily News page October 18, 2001 on Robert Durst, Headline Reads: , Hunt for Durst Widens (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 25: Robert Durst who is wanted in Galveston Texas for the killing of a woman friend and for the missing of his New York wife Kathleen Durst, as he comes and goes from Northhampton Courthouse in Easton Pa. (Photo by John Roca/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Daily News front page December 1, 2001, Headline: NABBED - Millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst caught stealing sandwich (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2002: Photo of Robert Durst taken from Lehigh University Yearbook, 1965 (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Daily News page 28, October 13, 2001, Headline: Coast-to-coast probe of Durst - N.Y., L.A. cops head to Tex., looking to link him to 3 killings - Investigators from New York and Los Angeles will meet with Texas law enforcement next week in a bid for evidence that could tie real estate heir Robert Durst to three killings. (Photo By: /NY Daily News via Getty Images)
New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Durst is charged with criminal mischief for urinating on a counter at a Houston drug store, his hearing has been reset for next month. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Robert Durst, right, listens with his attorney Dick DeGuerin during a parole revocation hearing held by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 in Houston. The parole officer for the New York real estate heir acquitted of murdering his Galveston neighbor recommended the eccentric millionaire be housed in a prison facility for parole violators after he made unscheduled trips to Galveston and Houston that were against the terms of his release. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Multi-millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst is escorted from the courtroom after being found not guilty Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, in Galveston, Texas. The cross-dressing son of a New York City real estate tycoon was accused of murder for killing a neighbor at a low-rent Galveston apartment house where they both lived, then dismembering the victim and throwing the body parts into Galveston Bay. He still faces two more charges. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
New York City real estate heir Robert Durst leaves a Houston courtroom Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Charged with criminal mischief for urinating on candy at a Houston drug store, his hearing has been reset for next month. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
New York multi-millionaire Robert Durst, left, and his attorney Chip Lewis react to the $2 billion bond set on Durst's bond jumping charges by Judge Susan Criss Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003 in Galveston, Texas. Durst was acquitted last month of murder charges but remains jailed on the bond jumping. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
GALVESTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst (C) sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court with his attorney Dick DeGuerin (R) November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Durst is being charged for the murder and mutilation of his neighbor Morris Black. (Photo by James Nielsen/ Getty Images)
GALVESTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Durst is being charged for the murder and mutilation of his neighbor Morris Black. (Photo by James Nielsen/ Getty Images)
GALVESTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst (C) sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court with his attorney Dick DeGuerin (R) November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Durst is being charged for the murder and mutilation of his neighbor Morris Black. (Photo by James Nielsen/ Getty Images)
GALVESTON, TX - NOVEMBER 10: Millionaire murder defendant Robert Durst (C) sits in State District Judge Susan Criss court with his attorney Dick DeGuerin (R) November 10, 2003 at the Galveston County Courthouse in Galveston, Texas. Durst is being charged for the murder and mutilation of his neighbor Morris Black. (Photo by James Nielsen/ Getty Images)
Ellen Strauss, who was a friend of Robert Durst’s wife Kathleen, is interviewed at The Associated Press in New York, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Strauss believes Durst is responsible for his wife's 1982 disappearance. She told The Associated Press on Tuesday that she is "over the moon" about his arrest in New Orleans last weekend. Durst is charged with murder in the killing 15 years ago of a woman who was about to be questioned about Kathleen Durst's disappearance. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Robert Durst, right, smiles with his attorney Dick DeGuerin during a parole revocation hearing held by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in Houston. The parole officer for the New York real estate heir acquitted of murdering his Galveston neighbor recommended the eccentric millionaire be housed in a prison facility for parole violators after he made unscheduled trips to Galveston and Houston that were against the terms of his release. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Robert Durst is escorted from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Durst was rebooked on charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a weapon with a controlled dangerous substance, a small amount of marijuana.(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Robert Durst is escorted into Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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