AP Issues Correction: Robert Durst Is Not a Former Limp Bizkit Member

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The Associated Press mistakenly identified the NYC real estate mogul as the former singer for the band.

The Associated Press has issued a correction to a previous report regarding Robert Durst: The real estate scion, famous for his recent "killed them all" confession on The Jinx, is not in fact the former lead singer of '90s nu metal band Limp Bizkit.

The correction read: "In the second item of the California 10th NewsMinute sent March 16 to users of the state broadcast wire, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Robert Durst is a member of a band. He is a real estate heir; Fred Durst is the former frontman of Limp Bizkit."

The original AP copy, which was sent over a California broadcast wire, read as follows: "A Louisiana State Police trooper says millionaire Robert Durst has been booked on weapons charges in that state — on top of a first-degree murder charge lodged by Los Angeles authorities. Trooper Melissa Matey told the Associated Press that an arrest warrant was issued for the former Limp Bizkit frontman and he was rebooked in the Orleans Parish Jail on Monday under two new charges."

Paul Colford, the director of media relations at AP, told The Hollywood Reporter the original copy was sent over a broadcast-only wire and was not released directly to the public.

Media blogger Jim Romenesko first pointed out the error on his website.

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