The Best in Show actor was apprehended by police after allegedly being caught touching his genitals in an adult movie theatre on Wednesday (July 18).
TMZ reports that Willard has now spoken publicly on the matter, telling a photographer earlier today that the incident was a "big misunderstanding" and that "it didn't happen".
Willard added that he and police have a "difference of opinion" on the matter, but that the situation is "all being straightened out".
He did not elaborate on what circumstances brought him to the movie theatre, though he did divulge that he visited the establishment due to a "strange situation".
The 72-year-old was recently fired by PBS from a hosting gig on the reality show Market Warriors.