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Fred Willard fired from PBS Market Warriors after lewd conduct arrest

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Fred Willard has been fired from PBS's Market Warriors following his arrest for lewd conduct.

Earlier today, it was reported that the Best in Show actor had been caught touching himself intimately while in the Tiki adult movie theatre in Los Angeles.

Following the arrest, PBS announced its decision to fire Willard and not air any remaining episodes of Market Warriors in which he appears.

"Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the Market Warriors series," a PBS spokesperson said.

However, lawyers for the 78-year-old have denied the allegations surrounding his arrest and said that they would be challenging them in court, reports TMZ.

"With all due respect to the individual officer, our belief is that Fred did nothing in any violation of any law," legal representative Paul Takakjian said in a statement.

"We will be working vigorously to clear his name in this matter."

Willard is best known for his appearances in the Christopher Guest mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, as well as film work in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Anchorman.

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