Fred Willard Tweets About Arrest

By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: CBS News, Posted by Chelsey Moran

(CBS News) Fred Willard seems to have a sense of humor about his recent arrest for alleged lewd conduct.

The actor took to Twitter to break his silence about the incident on Monday, telling followers that his version of events is "much more PG."

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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."

Willard was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of committing a lewd act at an adult movie theater in Hollywood. Hours later, he was fired as the narrator of the PBS show "Market Warriors."

The actor also used Twitter to promote the ABC show he hosts, "Trust Us With Your Life."

"I was not fired from TUWYL so B sure 2 watch," he wrote.

Prosecutors said last week that Willard's case is eligible for a diversion program that will allow him to escape formal charges of lewd conduct if he completes the required courses.

The actor's lawyer defended him after the arrest, releasing a statement to TMZ saying, "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."


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