Actor Fred Willard said Monday the behavior that led to his lewd conduct arrest last week at a Hollywood adult film theater was much more tame than Los Angeles police claim.
Wait til u hear my version; much more PG, Willard tweeted Monday afternoon. Willard has yet to tell his full version of events.
Willard, a comedic actor best known for roles in Best In Show, For Your Consideration, and Anchorman, was booked on lewd conduct charges Thursday after undercover vice cops with the LAPD said they observed the actor in Hollywood's Tiki Theater, pants down and penis in hand, according to TMZ.
The Tiki Theater was showing three films at the time of Willard's lewd conduct arrest: a parody of The Client List, Step Dad No. 2 and Follow Me 2.
Willard did not indicate which film he saw at the Tiki Theater but gave the flick two thumbs down.
& my review, lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow, Willard tweeted.
Willard's attorney, Paul Takakjian, maintained that his client did not violate the law while in the Tiki Theater in Hollywood.
With all due respect to the individual officer, our belief [is] that Fred did nothing in any violation of any law. We will be working vigorously to clear his name in this matter, Takakjian said in a statement sent to the Los Angeles Times.
Following his lewd conduct arrest, Willard was fired from the PBS Show Market Warriors.
But the actor retained his job as host of the new ABC improv show Trust Us With Your Life. The show debuted July 10, 2½ weeks before Willard's arrest.
Willard used his Twitter account Monday to plug the new show.
I was not fired from TUWYL so B sure 2 watch Trust Us Wtih your life Tues, ABC 9, he tweeted.
The actor showed he has thick skin when he retweeted a scathing review of his role on the show to his Twitter account.
'Trust Us With Your Life,' great show. Fred Willard, terrible host. He actually pisses me off during this show. No emotion, whatsoever, said Twitter user Dave Berenbaum.