Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne

About the show

No one knows the dark side of the rich and famous better than Dominick Dunne. The consummate insider and relentless crusader, Dunne chronicles the arrogance that leads the rich to believe they are above the law. A best-selling author and celebrated columnist for Vanity Fair, Dunne will rivet you with his selection of notorious cases that uncover the lowest depths of high society.

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Upcoming episodes

Jun 26th
200p

Strange Bedfellows

When Kathy Augustine, one of the most powerful and cunning political operators in all of Nevada, is murdered in her home, detective wonder if it’s her no holds barred style of politics or her unusual personal life? And did her murder have something to do with her 2nd husband’s mysterious death years before? An exhaustive investigation will uncover an unbelievable state for lies, deceit and greed that would shock the entire state.
Jun 27th
200p

Dirty Secrets Down Under

Peter Shellard is one of Australia’s least loved Millionaires. A high flying real estate mogul turned Rolls-Royce restorer, Shellard is know both for his argumentative temperament and his bizarre sexual proclivities, so it’s not completed shocking when he’s found dead, bound and gagged in S&M garb with a neighborhood full of suspects. Still Australia’s finest will have to be on their toes to catch the cunning mastermind behind this intricately planned murder.
Jun 28th
200p

Phil Spector

It’s a classic Hollywood thriller when Lana Clarkson is found shot to death in the mansion of pop-impresario, Phil Spector. With a long history of gun-play and his gun used in the murder, Spector looks guilty as sin, but things in scandalous California aren’t always how they seem. Will a star struck jury let Spector off? Or will the “Wall of sound” come crumbling down?
Jun 29th
200p

Marriage of Inconvenience, A

In 1976, James Sullivan inherited a multi-million dollar liquor distribution empire from his uncle. Newly rich, he married Atlanta socialite Lita McClinton and the two moved to an ocean front mansion in glamorous Palm Beach. There, Jim was determined to work his way into the town¹s exclusive high society. But when Lita proved an impediment to his social advance Jim began to carry on numerous affairs. By 1985, Lita could take no more. She returned to Atlanta and filed for divorce. The morning of her divorce hearing, Lita opened the door to a man holding flowers and was shot. Circumstantial evidence pointed to Sullivan as the man behind the murder but, despite several indictments, was never convicted. For 13 years the case languished until 1998 when police arrested one of the hitmen who in turn accused Sullivan. A murder warrant was issued for Sullivan but when police went to serve it, Sullivan vanished. (Atlanta, Palm Beach)
Jun 30th
400a

Scandal In Hunt County, A

Susan Cummings was the daughter of billionaire arms dealer Sam Cummings. Her lavish estate in Virginia¹s exclusive Hunt Country was a refuge for the shy woman and her beloved polo ponies. The estate was also the setting for a story book romance between Susan and Roberto Villegas, a former groom from Argentina turned polo player. Eventually though Roberto began to chafe under Susan¹s controlling ways. Susan alleged that Roberto was abusing her and her horses. The final chapter of their saga began when Susan called 911 ­ she told police that she had just shot and killed Roberto in the kitchen. Susan's version of events was that Roberto had attacked her with a knife. But other evidence indicated Villegas was murdered. The sensational trial that followed was a clash between hard evidence and social class. In the end, Susan was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a mere 60 days in jail and a $2500 fine. (Middleburg, VA)
Jun 30th
200p

Miami Vices

Stan Cohen was a Miami success story, a hometown boy who made millions in the rough-and-tumble South Florida construction trade. At forty, rich and charismatic, he met and married Joyce McDillon, a beautiful 24-year-old divorcee struggling to support her young son. After eleven years of marriage, Stan Cohen was at the peak of his profession and Joyce had blossomed into an exotically beautiful socialite. But Joyce had developed an addiction to cocaine and a habit of spending money quicker than Stan made it. In the early morning of March 7, 1986, Stan was shot three times in the head with his own gun as he slept in his Miami mansion. Joyce claimed to have seen a shadowy figure run down the stairs but the evidence mounted against her. Finally, in 1991 after the arrest of a burglar who claimed Joyce hired him to kill Stan, police arrested Joyce. When the trial concluded the jury found Joyce guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband, Stan Cohen. (Coconut Grove, Miami)
Jul 5th
200p

Maternal Instincts

Dean MacGuigan loved Pati Margello, but his mother, a multi-million dollar DuPont heiress, didn’t approve of their relationship. A drug addict, scam artist and hooker, Pati didn’t exactly fit in with the glamorous DuPont image. In an effort to protect Dean’s trust fund and get him away from Pati, his mother dispatched Dean’s stepfather, Christopher Moseley to put an end to their relationship. When Pati’s body was discovered in the seedy Del Mar Resort Motel in Las Vegas, her murder would be traced through the hands of three hired killers and back to the DuPont millions.
Jul 6th
200p

Brothers In Arms

Drawing on Dominick’s Dunne’s extensive coverage of the trial this episode looks back at the saga of Lyle and Erik Menendez who were convicted of killing their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion. Dunne sheds new light on the case with startling insight – he takes the viewer behind-the-scenes of the lives and trials of Lyle and Erik. The show also features new interviews with lawyers and family members.
Jul 7th
400a

Evil Deeds

The great grandson of cosmetics king max factor, andrew luster was in his 30’s, attractive, rich and very social. But beginning in 1996, luster started drugging women with ghb, and then sexually assaulted them at his seaside home. After his arrest, three of his victims came forward with their stories. Then during a two-week break in his trial, luster disappeared, forfeiting the $1 million he and his family had put up for bail. On jan. 21, 2003 he was convicted in abstentia and sentenced to 124 years. Wherever he is, police are sure he isn’t far from money or the beach.
Jul 7th
200p

Oil, Money, and Mystery

In 1976, a mysterious "man in black" entered the palatial texas home of oil multimillionaire t. Cullen davis and his estranged wife, priscilla. Wearing a shoulder–length brunette wig, the intruder shot to death priscilla's twelve-year-old daughter, andrea wilborn, and priscilla's lover. He also wounded priscilla and her friend, gus "bubba" gavrel, jr before fleeing back into the night. Priscilla maintained the intruder was her husband and prosecutors built a case against davis, making him the richest man ever to be put on trial for murder in the united states. Despite mountains of evidence that pointed to him, davis was acquitted.