Fred Willard speaks out about bogus ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

You no doubt know that celebrated comedian and actor Fred Willard was arrested recently on suspicion of lewd conduct while in the audience of a Los Angeles adult movie theater. Well, for the first time since his unfortunate bust on July 18, Willard has spoken up.

“Wait til u hear my version; much more PG. & my review,” Willard tweeted moments ago, adding, “lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow.”

Almost immediately after his arrest, PBS fired Willard from Market Warriors, a new show he narrates. “Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series,” a PBS rep said. Willard also tweeted today that he was not fired from his hosting gig on the new ABC improv show Trust Us With Your Life.

According to California state law, masturbating in a theater isn’t necessarily illegal. It becomes illegal if the self-diddling goes down within view of people who “might be offended.” There were only four people in the theater when Willard was there. And we seriously doubt they’d be offended.

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Dylan P. Gadino

Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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