Prior to a sudden halt in production, Bill Murray was scheduled to star in the Aziz Ansari film “Being Mortal.” Reportedly, Murray was engaged in some form of inappropriate behavior on set. Now, further information about the situation has come to light.
As we previously reported, a staff member complained about Murray in April for being “hands-on touchy” with female colleagues. However, now a new report claims the “Saturday Night Live” alum was “kissing” and “straddling” the alleged victim.
According to Puck, Murray, who is 72, allegedly started “straddling” and “kissing” the “much younger” employee’s body, and she said she was unable to move because of his weight. Witnesses claimed to the outlet that the “Caddyshack” star tried to kiss the woman, but they were both wearing masks.
The accuser shared with Puck that while Murray claimed his activities were meant to be playful, the unnamed staff member “interpreted his acts as fully sexual” and was “horrified.” Murray’s representatives have yet to release a statement regarding these new allegations.
According to the outlet, the woman and Murray eventually came to an agreement that saw Murray sign a non-disclosure agreement and pay her more than $100,000. Additionally, the woman relinquished any potential legal claims against Searchlight and Disney.
As of this writing, Bill Murray’s camp has not publicly addressed this situation. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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