Actor FRED WILLARD has spoken out following his arrest for lewd conduct on Wednesday (18Jul12), calling the incident the result of "a big misunderstanding".
The This is Spinal Tap star was taken into custody after undercover vice officers allegedly caught him masturbating while watching a porn film at Hollywood's Tiki Theater.
The headline-grabbing bust cost him his job as narrator for PBS reality TV show Market Warriors but, speaking to TMZ.com on Thursday (29Jul12), the star maintained his innocence.
Willard told a TMZ cameraman he is doing "fine" and "keeping busy," adding, "It's all being straightened out. I have great respect for (the police), there's just a difference of opinion. It's all being straightened out as we speak... It was a strange situation.
"It did not happen... It'll all be straightened out. My attorney said, 'You know, let them (handle the situation).'"