Fred Willard 'It Didn't Happen'

7/19/2012 3:30 PM PDT

Fred Willard: 'It Didn't Happen'


Fred Willard
says his lewd conduct arrest at an adult movie theater last night was a "big misunderstanding" and says flat out, "It didn't happen."

The photog got Fred coming and going from his lawyer's office this afternoon.  On Fred's way in, the cameraman dared to ask about Fred's upcoming movie, "The Yank."

On his way out, Fred, with his wife by his side, said he and the cops have "a difference of opinion."  He also says "a strange situation" led him to the theater, but says, "It's all being straightened out."