EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Rex Lee Speaks Out About Jeremy Piven’s Mercury Poisoning

Jul. 14 2009, Published 3:43 p.m. ET

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Entourage premiered Sunday night to waiting fans, but this past year has been anything but pleasant for the show’s star Jeremy Piven.

Following a controversial bout with mercury poisoning, Piven dropped out of his Broadway show Speed the Plow, sparking a media onslaught and legal trouble with the play’s producers.

But in an exclusive interview with, Piven’s co-star, Rex Lee, says he thinks his pal got a bad wrap.

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“It’s almost behind him,” Lee, who plays Ari Gold’s (Piven) assistant Lloyd, told “I think the story was so unusual that people had a strange reaction to it.”

Lee continues, “I’ve known Jeremy for a long time and I’ve witnessed him eating sushi at least twice a day or more. Plus there was that Chinese herbalist who told him to take all those herbs, which turned out to be bad for him.”


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