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Fred Willard Arrested For Indecent Exposure & Lewd Conduct

By Sonya Magett, EnStars
on Jul 19, 2012 01:26 PM EDT
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  • Actor Fred Willard
  • Fred Willard at the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City in 2011. (Photo : Wikicommons)

Veteran actor Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct at an adult movie theater in Hollywood.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that when LAPD undercover officers went into the Tiki Theater in Hollywood, they found the 72-year-old watching a porn film with "his penis exposed and in his hand." 

Los Angeles police Sgt. Chuck Slater told Reuters that officers observed Willard "engaged in a lewd act" but did not elaborate.

The actor, who has appeared on "Modern Family" and guest-voiced on "The Simpsons," was booked and released on his own recognizance, Slater added.

Willard was arrested around 8:45PM and booked for lewd conduct, sources told TMZ.

The 72-year-old's publicist said he had no comment. 

Willard is known for his memorable roles in "Best in Show", "For Your Consideration" and "American Wedding" .

He is also known for his roles in films such as "This Is Spinal Tap" as well as an Emmy Award-winning TV series "Everybody Loves Raymond," 

Willard is a veteran comedic actor who has appeared in more than 200 films over a long career, and is currently is starring in a new improv TV show "Trust Us With Your Life," on ABC, according to Reuters. 

 

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