Bill Murray is making headlines after he reportedly paid $100,000 to settle a complaint that was made by a woman on a film set. The report stated that the actor straddled and kissed her through a mask, all while his 1980s co-star Geena Davis decided to come out about his difficult behavior on set.
Back in April, the comedian was accused of inappropriate behavior while on the set of Being Mortal. Unfortunately, the production was shut down back in April.
A new report has come out thanks to Puck News, saying that Mary allegedly straddled the young female production assistant. This was while they were in close proximity to a bed while on set. He then went on to kiss her on the mouth While wearing a mask for covid protocols. At the time of being accused, Murray stated that he was just being “jestful” while the “much younger” female co-worker stated that she was “horrified” and interpreted his behavior as “entirely sexual.”
Bill Murray Accused of Inappropriate Behavior
The woman, who remains to stay and is identified, filed an official complaint. As well as a second staffer who witnessed the incident. Search Line Pictures pause the production citing the sexual complaint without naming the actor.
Now, a new report suggested that they have reached a settlement in which Murray paid her $100,000. The woman agreed to confidentiality and decided to waive all the legal claims against the producer of the film. Including Searchlight and its owner, Disney.
The 72-year-old had admitted in April that it was his poor behavior that halted the production. They’re an interview with CNBC, the actor declined to provide any specifics of the behavior, but they described the incident as a “difference of opinion.”
“I did something I thought was funny and it wasn’t taken that way,” he stated. “The movie studio wanted to do the right thing so they wanted to check it all out, investigate it and so they stopped the production.” Production Being Mortal has yet to be resumed, and several Belize it could be canceled.
Bill Murray’s Inappropriate Conduct Accusation Halts Movie Production
The news of the incident comes after actor Geena Davis also decided to detail Murray’s difficult behavior on set. She said that while filming the 1989 quick change, the actor insisted on using a massage device on her. “I said no multiple times, but he wouldn’t relent,” she wrote. “I would have had to yell at him and cause a scene if I was to get him to give up trying to force me to do it. The other men in the room did nothing to make it stop. I realized with profound sadness that I didn’t yet have the ability to withstand this onslaught – or to simply walk out.”
She also claimed a Murray verbally berated her in front of several crew members. This while she was adjusting her wardrobe on set. “There were easily more than 300 people there – and Murray was still screaming at me, for all to see and hear,” she stated.
“For publicity, I saw him after we made the movie, but other than that, I haven’t seen him or spoken to him. I figure it’s sort of rather universally known that he could be difficult to work with. And so I don’t feel like I’m busting him in a way that will necessarily shock him. I think he knows very well the way he behaves.”