You have to feel bad for 72-year old Fred Willard. He was about to make a big paycheck from PBS by hosting a new show called “Market Warriors.” But right before he’s set to get paid this happens.
Willard was allegedly caught in a porn shop with his pants down. He says that it didn’t happen and that he never broke the law, but that isn’t what the authorities are saying. Also, PBS isn’t saying much except for the words “You’re fired.”
Jeanne Hopkins, a spokeswoman for WGBH, the Boston company that produces the show, said that ”Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the ‘Market Warriors’ series.”
Willard’s attorney, Paul Takakjian, brought Willard out in public with his wife by his side. He said that the man didn’t do anything wrong and that he doesn’t deserve to be fired.
Willard is best known for his roles in “Modern Family,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and movies like “Best in Show” and “Anchorman.”