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WATCH: Seth Green Says Bill Murray Held Him 'By His Ankles' Over a Trash Can at SNL When He Was 9 Years Old

"I was horrified... I just cried."
  • Seth Green is now among the group of actors who have come forward with a story about Bill Murray's misconduct.

    During an appearance on the Good Mythical Morning YouTube show, Green told hosts Link Neal and Rhett James McLaughlin about a childhood experience with Murray. "When I was nine years old, I did a spot on Saturday Night Live when Mary Gross was one of the on-the-scene anchor people for the news, and she did a whole thing about what kids think about the Christmas holiday," Green recalled. Murray was the host of the episode in question. 

    When Murray found Green killing time backstage, he was not kind to the 9-year-old. "[Murray] saw me sitting on the arm of this chair and made a big fuss about me being in his seat," Green said. "And I was like, 'That is absurd. I am sitting on the arm of this couch. There are several lengths of this sofa. Kindly eff off.' And he was like, 'That’s my chair.'" Green's mom suggested that her son should perhaps give up the seat for Murray, but Green refused to give up his seat, considering the move a "power play". 

    "He picked me up by my ankles, held me upside down…He dangled me over a trash can and he was like, 'The trash goes in the trash can'," Green said. "And I was screaming, and I swung my arms, flailed wildly, full contact with his balls. He dropped me in the trash can, the trash can falls over. I was horrified. I ran away, hid under the table in my dressing room and just cried."

    Green, now 48, hasn't seen Murray since the incident. This is the first time he's shared this story publicly. 

    Murray has been in the news several times this year due to allegations of inappropriate behavior; Geena Davis recently revealed that Murray "screamed" at her on set and tried to use a massage device on her in a hotel suite in 1990, and production of Aziz Ansari's feature directorial debut was suspended earlier this year after Murray reportedly attempted to kiss and straddle a younger female crew member on set. 

    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Bill Murray, Saturday Night Live, Seth Green