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Fred Willard

Will NOT Be Prosecuted

7/20/2012 3:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0719_fred_willard_article_7Fred Willard will NOT be prosecuted for lewd conduct ... TMZ has learned, but there are strings attached.

TMZ broke the story ... Willard was arrested Wednesday night at an adult movie theater in Hollywood.  Cops claim Willard had his penis in his hand.

Sources tell us ... the L.A. City Attorney is willing to drop any notion of prosecution of Fred, provided he enroll in what's called an Alternative Prosecution Program -- which is a 2-week course on obeying laws relating to the alleged offense.

It's unclear if Willard will play ball.  If he does, he won't be prosecuted, but if he doesn't the City Attorney can file charges.

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31.

Josh    

Do they just expect people to watch the movie at the XXX cinema? What in the blue **** would the purpose be then?

735 days ago
32.

jetfanglo    

YAY !!!!!

735 days ago
33.

MrHarrybawls2010    

Fred should be made to do a 1000 hours of community service, mopping up the floors of porn theatres around Hollywood. He should also have to talk to high school and university students about the dangers of masturbating to porn in adult theatres. His presentations could end with Fred giving a workshop on how to safely access porn sites on the internet.

735 days ago
34.

bearforce1    

I honestly think the police probably do this to amuse themselves. The police go there and humiliate the customers and maybe arrest some person to further humiliate them and further the cops amusement.
I say this because there is no way that this type of policing is of any benefit to society. The police should be there to protect and serve not to get themselves off on some weird perverted power trip humiliating others.

735 days ago
35.

oh holland    

Tell the DA no effing deal. Whazhegonnado then?!? Fred's already had enough grief over this nothing deal. PBS clutching its pearls and firing him is the real outrage.

735 days ago
36.

Savvy1    

Why would he be??? Tmz posts earlier today that he broke no law...if in fact he did masturbate in the porno movie theater. It's not a crime in CA so why would be be prosecuted?? Not sure I'm understanding this. Can someone please tell me again WHY this is news??? Leave the old guy alone!!! Find another story!

735 days ago
37.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

There wasn't enough evidence cause he didn't blow his wad yet before the coppers blew theirs on him...

735 days ago
38.

Texan7    

They failed to mention he was standing in front of the urinal:0)

735 days ago
39.

skrome    

The charges wont stick unlike the movie theater's seats

735 days ago
40.

Elsassererica    

I really don't understand. They have these theaters, and expect people to not act on it?

735 days ago
41.

Tigers Wood    

Don't spank your Wall-E in public places.

734 days ago
42.

Glenn    

Huh? Isn't that what you're supposed to be doing in an adult theater? (seriously)

734 days ago
43.

b    

why are cops allowed in those places pisses me off

734 days ago
44.

Diane     

What's the big deal - he only took his best friend to see a movie! His reputation is shot already and prosecution is not necessary and a waste of those precious California bucks.

734 days ago
45.

DaveT    

Free Wirry!

734 days ago
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