Fred Willard - Fred Willard Blames Embarassing Arrest On 'Misunderstanding'20 July 2012
Fred Willard Blames Embarassing Arrest On 'Misunderstanding'
According to the Press Association, uniformed vice officers were performing a routine sweep of the building shortly before 9pm local time, catching Willard engaging in the act. The actor was booked at the Hollywood police station on suspicion of committing a lewd act in public, before being released around midnight without posting bail. By Thursday evening, he had lost his job narrating Market Warriors, a television show produced by Boston public television station Wgbh. In a video posted on celebrity website Tmz.com, Willard said the arrest was a misunderstanding and denied any wrongdoing. His lawyer Paul Takakijian said he was still gathering information and declined to comment further. ABC plans to continue broadcasting its series 'Trust Us With Your Shoot', which is hosted by Willard, and has four shows yet to air.
The actor has had a relatively successful career in film and television, scoring four Emmy nominations for his roles in the likes of 'Modern Family' and 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. He also played the businessman Shelby Forthright in Pixar's 2008 smash 'WALL-E'.
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