Bill Murray accused of shoving photographer

Hollywood veteran Bill Murray has been accused of disorderly conduct.

According to photographer Peter Simon, the Lost in Translation actor allegedly shoved him into a wall during a recent event at Lola's, a Martha's Vineyard restaurant.

Simon, the brother of singer Carly Simon, told The Boston Globe he was on assignment for The Martha's Vineyard Times when the incident occurred.

The 71-year-old photographer was taking snaps of visitors enjoying an onstage performance after being invited to do so by The Marotta Brothers Band.

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Simon said Murray approached him as he was checking his camera away from the dancefloor.

He claims Murray then grabbed him from behind, turned him around and slammed him into a door.

Murray allegedly told the photographer that he should throw him out of the restaurant and cause him physical harm. Simon said: "He looked like he was ready to strangle me."

The supposed confrontation then continued with the photographer claiming the actor poured a glass of water over him and his camera.

"He treated me like the scum of the earth," Simon added.

According to a police report, Murray has said that the photographer was taking pictures of him and harassing him.

Lola's owner Katherine Domitrovich backed Murray's claims, telling the Boston Globe: "Nothing went on, other than a glass of water.

"Peter is taking this to a whole different dimension because he wants the PR. I don't care about PR. That's why I don't want photographers in my place."

Simon rejected the suggestion that he went to the venue with the intention of snapping Murray, claiming that he didn't know the actor was going to be there, and was backed up by his own publication.

He alleged that Domitrovich was trying to protect a famous customer by lying, and demanded an apology from her, too.

Although Simon was uninjured following the incident, a sergeant working on the case has advised him that he could take out a criminal complaint for assault and battery at the Edgartown District Court.

Currently, the photographer hasn't pressed any charges but claims that he isn't ruling it out.