Fred Willard Offered Deal To Avoid Lewd Conduct Charges
By Mack Rawden 2012-07-20 18:59:27
Earlier this week, beloved comedian Fred Willard was arrested for one of the more embarrassing crimes imaginable. An LAPD officer supposedly spotted him with his penis out at an adult movie theater, and the actor was quickly hauled off to jail, charged and released. The story was all over the papers by the next morning, and poor Fred was give the heave-ho from his PBS show Market Warriors.
Yesterday, Willard declared his innocence publically for the first time, and within hours, the manager of the theater actually came out and defended him, saying he never saw the seventy-two-year-old do anything wrong. Regardless of whether heís guilty or not, if he decides to play by the rules, it looks like he wonít have to go back to court.
According to TMZ, the LA City Attorney has offered Fred a deal to wipe the slate clean. If heís willing to complete a two-week class thatíll cover the ins-and-outs of the law he supposedly broke, heíll be allowed to move along. As of press time, itís unclear whether the Best In Show actor will go for the deal or roll the dice and potentially get charged. Choosing the Alternative Prosecution Program isnít exactly admitting guilt, but itís sort of close. Then again, that still might be better than being found guilty.
Weíll keep you updated.