Bill Murray paid movie staff $100,000 after 'kissing and STRADDLING' her on set of 'Being Mortal'

Bill Murray paid movie staff $100,000 after 'kissing and STRADDLING' her on set of 'Being Mortal'
Bill Murray speaks onstage during the 2022 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 25, 2022 in Hollywood, California (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In a sensational claim, 'Groundhog Day' actor Bill Murray had been accused of forcefully "kissing and straddling" a female movie staffer and paying her $100,000 to keep quiet. The incident took place in April while the actor was shooting for a movie ‘Being Mortal'. It is alleged that the woman found his actions "entirely sexual" and was "horrified" by the entire episode.

She’s not the only one who accused him of misconduct, in fact, a series of allegations against Murray has been recorded by many celebrities, including Geena Davis, Lucy Liu, Chevy Chase, and Richard Dreyfus. ”Murray had been overly friendly and allegedly 'sexual' with one female production staffer - whose name has been kept anonymous,” according to a report by Puck. It further claimed that "the actor meant to be playful but the woman saw it as sexual and was said to be horrified by what had occurred."

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After the woman complained with her accusations and the support of other eyewitnesses, the project was immediately shelved by Disney's Searchlight Pictures and no reason was stated in any company memo. This movie was meant to be the directorial debut of controversial comedian-actor Aziz Ansari.

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During an interview with CNBC in April , the 'Ghostbusters' actor had said, “I did something I thought was funny, and it wasn't taken that way. As of now we are talking and we are trying to make peace with each other." He added, “We are both professionals, we like each others' work, we like each other I think and if we can't really get along and trust each other there's no point in going further working together or making the movie as well. It's been quite an education for me. The world's different than it was when I was a little kid," he added. "Things change, times change.”

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It is now being reported that the woman staffer from the movie had reached a settlement with the 72-year-old actor, paying her something just over $100,000 in exchange for complete confidentiality, abiding by a non-disclosure agreement, according to the Puck report. Additionally, it is claimed that the woman gave up her right to take any legal actions against Disney and Searchlight Pictures.

Murray’s ex-wife Jennifer Butler had alleged in the past that the actor once attacked and threatened to kill her. Their marriage ended in the year 2008, after spending 12 years together.

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Earlier this week, actress Geena Davis opened up about her unpleasant interactions with the actor while filming 'Quick Change' in 1990, in her new memoir ‘Dying of Politeness’.

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