"The Lord Of The Rings" director Peter Jackson and his partner Fran Walsh, have been helping bankroll the investigation for the West Memphis Three's defense for the last seven years.

According to his official Facebook page, Jackson said he and Walsh were celebrating after having watched live the release of the three from Arkansas State Prison at 3 a.m. New Zealand time.

“We wanted to see Damien, Jason and Jessie walk free. That did happen, but not before we had to sit through a self righteous lecture from Arkansas State Prosector, Scott Ellington. Kind of tarnished the joy of seeing them released. I need to vent,” Jackson wrote.

For the whole story, check it out on Jackson's official Facebook page here.

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