Jul 19, 2012

"Market Warriors" host arrested, charged with lewd conduct

Fred Willard, 78, host of PBS's new primetime show Market Warriors, was arrested Wednesday night (July 17) at an adult theater in Hollywood and charged with lewd conduct, the TMZ website and the Los Angeles Times are reporting.

During a random walk-through of the Tiki Theater, undercover officers with the Los Angeles Police Department found Willard allegedly engaged in a lewd act, according to TMZ and the Times. He was booked around 8:45 p.m. and released a short time later.

PBS announced the series, originally titled Market Wars, in January, from Antiques Roadshow Executive Producer Marsha Bemko. The show, later retitled Market Warriors, premiered Monday night (July 16). Willard is pictured at the show's luncheon in Denver at the PBS Annual Meeting in May.

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