Fred Willard Tweets About Arrest: 'Wait Until You Hear My Version'

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By Jim Gardner , Christian Post Contributor
July 24, 2012|7:59 am

Fred Willard has tweeted about his recent arrest for suspicion of lewd behavior in a Los Angeles adult movie theater, hoping to offer his side of the story.

Willard tweeted that his version of what happened was "Much more PG," than what had previously been reported.

Following the arrest last week Willard took to his Twitter account on Monday, offering a quick review of the unspecified film he was watching at the time of his arrest, and promising to set the record straight.

He tweeted, "Wait til u hear my version; much more PG. & my review, lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow."

Since the arrest Willard has maintained his innocence and has denied any wrongdoing.

According to TMZ, the actor said as he was on the way to his attorney's office, "It did not happen."

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However, the fallout from the arrest has seen PBS terminate his employment as the host of the network's "Market Warriors" show.

Jeanne Hopkins of WGBH, the PBS station that produces the show, said in a statement, "Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately Fred Willard will no longer be involved with the Market Warriors series."

It was also reported that Antiques Roadshow host Mark Walberg would take over the role of Willard on the show.

However, Willard chose to look on the bright side, focusing on the other show he works on, which he has not been dismissed from, "Trust Us With Your Life."

"I was not fired from TUWYL so B sure 2 watch Trust Us Wtih your life Tues, ABC 9," he tweeted.

Willard has received three Emmy nominations for his recurring role on the TV series Everybody Loves Raymond as Robert Barone's father-in-law, Hank MacDougall. In 2010, he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the ABC TV series Modern Family as Phil Dunphy's father, Frank Dunphy.

 

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