I feel really bad for Fred Willard at this point. The man was caught doing what any rational person would assume is done by most (if not all) customers of an "adult" movie theater, and now his life and career have entered a tailspin of epic proportions.
I'm sure most people reading this are already familiar with the story, but if you aren't, the short version is that comic actor/TV personality Fred Willard was arrested by police for charming the old trouser snake in an L.A. porno theater. Sorry to be so crude, but there's really no reason to beat around the bush in this case. Sorry for that last one too.
In all seriousness, what Willard was caught doing is the very definition of a victimless crime, and yet he's now lost not one but two jobs over it. A few days after the arrest, Willard was dropped from his role as narrator of the PBS series "Market Warriors", and yesterday ABC announced that they were pulling all remaining episodes of the Willard hosted improv show "Trust Us With Your Life" from their line-up. While the network has yet to officially cancel the series, anyone who follows the TV business knows that when a show gets yanked from the airwaves for any reason, most of the time it doesn't come back. See Factor, Fear for a recent example.
This whole situation really isn't fair. The only thing the 72-year-old Willard should be found guilty of is not knowing how to use the internet to access porn. Instead, he will now most likely lose thousands of dollars in pay, and face an industry that will be reluctant to employ his services for some time to come. You'd really think the police would have better things to do than to hassle horny old comedians.
Do you think Fred Willard deserved to lose his jobs? Is it a waste of police time and taxpayer money to stake out porno theaters?