Bill Murray’s History: Inappropriate Behavior on Sets for Years

Oscar nominee Bill Murray’s abusive behavior is reportedly not a new phenomenon.

Searchlight Pictures sent out a letter to crew on Wednesday, saying only that it had received a “complaint,” and that “After reviewing the circumstances, it has been decided that production cannot continue at this time.”

The letter didn’t name Bill Murray, but source on the production confirmed it’s him, and that the complaint was for “inappropriate behavior” (to put it mildly).

In the wake of the news, other instances of abusive and inappropriate behavior by Bill Murray were brought up.

Lucy Liu

Last year, after the story went viral, Lucy Liu discussed abuse she received from Murray on the set of the 2000 Charlie’s Angels reboot. A scene was rewritten in Murray’s absence, and when he and Liu went to film it, he started to instead “hurl insults” at Liu, and she stood up for herself.

What About Bob? Throwing Ashtrays

Another story from the filming of What About Bob? alleges that Bill Murray threw producer Laura Ziskin into a lake and threatened physical violence as well.

This was included in The HR editor Kim Masters’ 2000 book The Keys to the Kingdom.

Ben Dreyfuss, son of Richard, claimed Murray threw an ashtray at his father on the set of What About Bob? after he complained about Murray.

Ex-Wife’s Complaints

Murray’s ex-wife Jennifer Butler Murray also alleged in divorce papers that he was physically abusive toward her, and once told her she was “lucky he didn’t kill her.”

Being Mortal was halfway through production when it was shut down last Friday.