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Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 07/22/2012

Update: No jail time for Fred Willard


Fred Willard in 2011. (Matt Sayles/AP)
Good news (kinda) for Fred Willard: L.A. prosecutors said Friday that he won’t face jail time after his arrest for lewd conduct if he enrolls in a “pre-filing diversion program,” which costs about $380. Bad news: They said he was arrested on a similar charge in 1990. Willard’s attorney told the Los Angeles Times that the actor, 72, did nothing wrong inside the adult theater last week and intends to clear his name.

Read earlier: Fred Willard’s bad day, 7/19/12

Also: PBS chief defends firing of Fred Willard after his arrest (TV Column), 7/21/12

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