Seth Green Alleges Bill Murray Assault Incident On Saturday Night Live

Seth Green says that when he was 9-years-old, Bill Murray dropped him in a trash can backstage at Saturday Night Live.

By Joshua Jones | Published

 During an appearance on Good Mythical Morning (via toofab), Seth Green recalled an incident with Bill Murray on the set of Saturday Night Live. The actor claimed that Murray dangled him over a trash can. Green was just nine at the time and was making an appearance during a segment.

Seth Green talked about just about the rudest celebrity encounter when he name-checked Bill Murray. He stated that Murray saw him sitting on the arm of a couch and that Murray “made a big fuss” about the whole thing. Murray argued that the couch Green was sitting on was his.

“He picked me up by my ankles … he dangled me over a trash can, and he was like, ‘The trash goes in the trash can! And I was screaming, screaming! And I swung my arms flailed wildly, full contact with his balls, full contact. He dropped me in the trash can, the trash can falls over. I was horrified.”

The Austin Powers star said that SNL cast members Eddie Murphy and Tim Kazurinksy looked for him in the dressing room to calm him down. Seth Green reiterated that Bill Murray was the host of SNL at the time, something Murphy and Kazurinksy tried explaining to the young kid. They asked Green if he was a “pro,” to which he replied, “I am a pro.”

Seth Green’s comments regarding Bill Murray come amidst a slew of horror stories from other talents who have worked with the Ghost Busters actor. Geena Davis recently wrote about a troubling experience with Murray while filming the 1990 crime comedy Quick Change. According to Davis, Murray had screamed at her in front of crew members and greeted her with a massage device he insisted on using on her.

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Bill Murray and Geena Davis in Quick Change (1990)

The actress admitted she should’ve “profoundly defended herself” but was unsure how to react at the time. Like the young Seth Green, Davis seemed to be at the mercy of the much more influential Bill Murray, an actor who previously cultivated goodwill and clout in the industry. Green and Davis seemingly had no experience in dealing with the type of situation they were in.

What’s troubling is the number of stories coming out about the Ghostbusters actor. Seth Green’s alleged encounter with Bill Murray is one of many within the past several months. Even SNL alum Rob Schneider recently opened up about Murray’s allegedly difficult behavior.

So why is all of this coming out exactly? Before the revelation from Seth Green, a movie was canceled due to alleged inappropriate behavior from Bill Murray. The actor was set to star in the Aziz Ansari-directed feature film Being Mortal alongside Keke Palmer and Seth Rogen.

However, production was halted due to the actor’s onset behavior. Palmer posted a lengthy Instagram post hinting at Murray’s allegedly inappropriate actions.

The question now becomes whether these stories about the actor end up getting him canceled. Seth Green’s comments about Bill Murray add fuel to the fire that could potentially burn the actor’s entire reputation in Hollywood. Some would say that his reputation is already destroyed, yet he plays a role in the upcoming MCU project Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.

It’ll be interesting to see if either Eddie Murphy or Tim Kazurinksy will speak publicly about what happened between Seth Green and Bill Murray. Regardless, Murray’s career and reputation in the industry seem to get dragged through the mud every week. Who knows how much longer he’d be able to withstand this onslaught.