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Bill Murray has been accused of ‘inappropriate behavior’ and seen his latest movie shut down, reports say.

The 71-year-old actor had the complaint filed against him last week before Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogan’s Being Mortal was temporarily shelved, it was claimed.

The details of the allegations were not immediately clear but Searchlight Pictures said an investigation has been launched.

Murray has previously been accused of misbehaving on set, having allegedly been part of a ferocious bust up with his Charlie’s Angels co-star Lucy Liu.

He is said to have berated the actress after she confronted him over tweaking the script to the 2001 blockbuster.

Bill Murray (pictured last month) has been accused of 'inappropriate behavior' and seen his latest movie shut down, reports say

Bill Murray (pictured last month) has been accused of 'inappropriate behavior' and seen his latest movie shut down, reports say

Bill Murray (pictured last month) has been accused of ‘inappropriate behavior’ and seen his latest movie shut down, reports say

The 71-year-old actor had the complaint filed against him last week before new film Being Mortal (pictured, the book its based on) was temporarily shelved, it was claimed

The 71-year-old actor had the complaint filed against him last week before new film Being Mortal (pictured, the book its based on) was temporarily shelved, it was claimed

The 71-year-old actor had the complaint filed against him last week before new film Being Mortal (pictured, the book its based on) was temporarily shelved, it was claimed

Searchlight tells cast and crew filming of Being Mortal will be PAUSED amid the Murray claims

A letter to the cast and crew, seen by Deadline, said: ‘We know you are all concerned about the recent delays in production and want to give you an update.

‘Late last week, we were made aware of a complaint, and we immediately looked into it.

‘After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time.’

The statement added: ‘We are truly grateful to all of you for everything you’ve put into this project.

‘Our hope is to resume production and are working with Aziz and Youree to figure out that timing.’ 

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Searchlight temporarily stopped production on Monday after the allegations against Murray emerged – but today said it would halt indefinitely pending investigation.

A letter to the cast and crew, seen by Deadline, said: ‘We know you are all concerned about the recent delays in production and want to give you an update.

‘Late last week, we were made aware of a complaint, and we immediately looked into it.

‘After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time.’

The statement added: ‘We are truly grateful to all of you for everything you’ve put into this project.

‘Our hope is to resume production and are working with Aziz and Youree to figure out that timing.’

Being Mortal is an adaptation of the 2014 book by surgeon Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

The movie, written by Aziz Ansari, was scheduled for release in 2023 but it is unclear how the suspension will impact this.

Murray found himself in hot water last year when Liu accused him of ‘inexcusable’ language towards her on the set of Charlie’s Angels.

The actress claimed when they filmed a scene Murray started to ‘sort of hurl insults’ though she did not specify what he said.

Cast: The film also stars Seth Rogen and Bill Murray

Cast: The film also stars Seth Rogen and Bill Murray

Cast: The film also stars Seth Rogen and Bill Murray

Cast: The film also stars Seth Rogen and Bill Murray

Cast: The film also stars Seth Rogen and Bill Murray 

She added the comments continued and she realized they were solely directed at her.

She told the LA Times: ‘I couldn’t believe that (the comments) could be towards me, because what do I have to do with anything majorly important at that time?

‘I literally do the look around my shoulder thing, like, who is he talking to behind me? I say, ‘I’m so sorry. Are you talking to me?’

‘And clearly he was, because then it started to become a one-on-one communication.

‘Some of the language was inexcusable and unacceptable, and I was not going to just sit there and take it. So, yes, I stood up for myself, and I don’t regret it.’

Murray addressed the spat in a 2009 interview with Entertainment Weekly, where he framed it differently.

He said: ‘Look, I will dismiss you completely if you are unprofessional and working with me… When our relationship is professional, and you’re not getting that done, forget it.’

He also said in the same interview Charlie’s Angels director McG made up a story he headbutted him on set.

He said: ‘That’s bulls**t! That’s complete crap! I don’t know why he made that story up.

‘He has a very active imagination… No! He deserves to die! He should be pierced with a lance, not head-butted.’

In 2008, Murray’s ex-wife, Jennifer Butler Murray, filed for divorce, claiming he hit her in the face and accused him of ‘adultery, addiction to marijuana and alcohol’.   

Keke Palmer (pictured in Toronto in 2019) also stars in the film written by Ansari

Keke Palmer (pictured in Toronto in 2019) also stars in the film written by Ansari

Keke Palmer (pictured in Toronto in 2019) also stars in the film written by Ansari

The film, which was written by Ansari (pictured), was scheduled for release in 2023 but it is unclear how the suspension will impact its release

The film, which was written by Ansari (pictured), was scheduled for release in 2023 but it is unclear how the suspension will impact its release

The film, which was written by Ansari (pictured), was scheduled for release in 2023 but it is unclear how the suspension will impact its release

Meanwhile Ansari also faced sexual misconduct allegations in 2019 over an incident in 2018.

A woman had claimed he ignored verbal and non-verbal cues she did not want to be physical with him at the end of a date they went on.

He said: ‘I’m sure some of you are curious how I feel about that whole situation. And it’s a tricky thing for me to answer ’cause I felt so many things in the last year or so.

‘There’s times I felt scared. There’s times I felt humiliated. There’s times I felt embarrassed.

‘And ultimately, I just felt terrible that this person felt this way. And after a year or so, I just hope it was a step forward.’

He continued: It moved things forward for me and made me think about a lot. I hope I’ve become a better person.

‘And I always think about a conversation I had with one of my friends where he was like, ”You know what, man? That whole thing made me think about every date I’ve ever been on”.

‘And I thought, ”Wow. Well, that’s pretty incredible. It’s made not just me, but other people be more thoughtful, and that’s a good thing”.’

He added: ‘And that’s how I feel about it…and I know this isn’t the most hilarious way to begin a comedy show.

‘But it’s important to me that you know how I feel about that whole thing before we share this night together.’

Source: Daily Mail

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