Fred Willard Tweets About His Arrest, Promises to Offer His Version of Events

Don’t accuse Fred Willard of being humorless: the comic actor is (sort of) speaking out about his recent arrest for allegedly committing a lewd act in an adult movie theater in Hollywood.

“Wait til u hear my version; much more PG,” he Tweeted on Monday morning. “& my review, lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow.”

Fred Willard's Firing: Was It Fair?

On Wednesday night Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct at an adult movie theater in L.A. The next day, the comedic actor was fired from the PBS show Market Warriors.

Willard, 72, has not been convicted of a crime and his lawyer denies the actor did anything illegal.

Fred Willard Fired by PBS After Lewd-Conduct Arrest

Within hours of news that Fred Willard was arrested for lewd behavior in an adult movie theater, he lost a television job.

The comic actor, 72, was dropped Thursday from his voice-over gig on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow spinoff, Market Warriors.

“Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the Market Warriors series,” Jeanne Hopkins, a rep for WGBH, the Boston public broadcaster that produces the show, said in a statement.

Fred Willard Arrested for Alleged Lewd Conduct

The incident would hardly qualify as comic actor Fred Willard’s best in show.

The septuagenarian satirist found himself in a serious position in a Hollywood adult movie theater Wednesday night, when he was arrested and charged by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly committing a lewd act, Officer Bruce Borihanh confirms.

LAPD confirms that the incident happened at about 8:50 p.m. as vice officers were conducting a routine investigation, and that Willard was cited and released, meaning he will have to appear in court to answer to a misdemeanor charge.