Fred Willard is speaking out about his July 19 arrest for allegedly engaging in a lewd act in an adult theater, tweeting that the movie was "lousy" and he's got his own version of events coming up.
"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," he wrote on Twitter Monday.
This is the first we've heard from Willard since the arrest, which took place at L.A.'s Tiki Theater on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. Even though Willard has kept quiet up until this point, his attorney previously made a statement saying that the case is all just a big misunderstanding.
That attorney, Paul Takakjian, told TMZ, "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."
Because of the arrest, Willard was fired from his PBS show "Market Warriors," a spin-off of "Antiques Road Show." PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger explained the decision at the Television Critics Association's summer season press tour saying, “It’s a new series, and our concern really is that [Willard's] circumstance would become a distraction to the series, which we’re hoping will have an ongoing presence on public television.”
In a tweet that followed his promise to offer up a "full story," Willard reminded his fans he can still be found on television, just on the ABC show "Trust Us With Your Life."