Bill Murray behavior with a massage device is called out by Geena Davis: ‘I said no multiple times, Bill Murray, who she worked with on the movie “Quick Change,” greeted Geena Davis with something she calls “The Thumper.”
Davis told The Times about meeting Murray for the first time in a hotel suite just before the release of her new book, “Dying of Politeness.” She says that the “Ghostbusters” actor met her with a massage tool that he insisted on using on her even though she told him no.
Fox News Digital asked Murray’s representative for a comment, but they didn’t answer right away.
Davis says, “Murray put the thing on my back for about two seconds total.”
“That was bad,” Davis, who is 66 years old, told The Times about Murray’s first actions. “The way he acted the first time we met… I should have left or defended myself strongly, but then I wouldn’t have gotten the part.”
Davis also said that Murray, 72, was mean to her after she got the part of Phyllis Potter in the movie.
Davis remembers that while she was waiting on set for her wardrobe team, “Murray found Davis in her trailer and started yelling at her for being late.” He allegedly “continues to scream at her as she rushes onto the set and even as she gets there, in front of hundreds of cast, crew, and curious passers-by.”
Murray’s movie “Being Mortal” had to be put on hold in April because of a report of “inappropriate behavior.”
Murray later talked about what happened on CNBC. He said, “I did something I thought was funny, but it wasn’t taken that way…
The company, the movie studio, wanted to do the right thing, so they stopped production to check everything out and find out what was going on.
He said that he and the woman who filed the complaint were trying to get along.
Davis thought about her relationship with Murray and the problems they had. She told The Times, “There’s no reason to regret things, but here I was regretting. And yes, it wasn’t my fault at all.”
She also told People, “I think it’s pretty common knowledge that he could be hard to work with. So, I don’t think I’m catching him in a way that will necessarily surprise him. “I think he knows how to act very well.”