Legendary actor and comedian Bill Murray has found himself in the midst of accusations of inappropriate behaviour from members of the cast and crew of movies and TV shows he has worked in. Puck reported that the 72-year-old actor had to pay $100,000 in damages to a female member of the film Being Mortal’s crew. 

Deadline had reported in April that Murray’s behaviour and the complaints that followed were the reasons behind the film’s production getting suspended. According to the report by Puck, Murray had kissed and straddled the woman in question, who “interpreted his actions as entirely sexual”.

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Since then, many other allegations have surfaced against the Groundhog Day star. In her book Dying of Politeness, Geena Davis, the Academy Award-winning actor, spoke of the time when she had to work on the film Quick Change with Murray. Davis said that Murray was insistent about using a massage machine on her back. She went on to claim that Murray had also screamed at her on a set where there were “more than 300 people.”

In another instance depicting Murray’s behaviour, Davis spoke of the time when he was allegedly trying to pull down a strap of her dress when the two of them were on the sets of the Arsenio Hall Show.

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Rob Schneider, the Saturday Night Live alum, also spoke out about how Murray “absolutely hated” members of the SNL cast when he appeared on the show as a guest. While speaking on The Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show on SiriusXM, Schneider said, “He hated us on Saturday Night Live when he hosted. Absolutely hated us. I mean, seething.”

Later, Seth Green also spoke about an instance when he met Murray on the sets of SNL. According to Green, when Murray found him, then nine years of age, sitting on his chair, he picked up Green by his ankles, and “dangled me over a trash can and he was like, ‘The trash goes in the trash can.’” He further added that Murray did end up dropping him inside a trash can. 

Another allegation against Murray came from Kill Bill actor Lucy Liu, who said that the former had used “inexcusable and unacceptable” language directed towards her on numerous occasions while they were filming for Charlie’s Angels.

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In his defense, Murray had spoken of the incident on the sets of Being Mortal in an interview with CNBC in April. He said, “I did something I thought was funny, and it wasn’t taken that way”, and later added about the victim, “We’re both professionals. We like each other’s work. We like each other, I think, and if you can’t really get along and trust each other, there’s no point in going further working together or making a movie as well.”