Jeremy Piven has denied all the sexual misconduct allegations against him. After the actor was bashed by multiple women who claimed he previously assaulted them, he took to Twitter this Thursday to declare himself innocent.
“Let me begin by saying that the accusations against me are absolutely false and completely fabricated,” Piven, 52, wrote. “I would never force myself on a woman. Period. I have offered to take a polygraph to support my innocence. I keep asking myself, ‘How does one prove something didn’t happen?’”
“What I am not able to do is speculate as to the motivations of these women. As a human being I feel compassionate for the victims of such acts, but I am perplexed as to the misdirection of anger with false accusations against me and hope they do not detract from the stories that should be heard,” the actor continued.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, a string of women have come forward to accuse Piven for his alleged sexual advances.
Marcella Gamble spoke out about her supposed encounter with Piven in 1998. She reportedly met the star at a gas station when she was 31. He bragged about his luxurious lifestyle, and so she accompanied him to his hotel room to see what he was talking about. As soon as they got inside, however, she claimed he ripped her clothes off and threw her onto the bed. She eventually was able to escape and run to her car. Hours later, she allegedly went to the police and visited a hospital, telling staff about the incident. Gamble claimed police told her she had enough evidence to put Piven in jail, yet once the actor came to see her at the hospital, an insider claimed, they reached some sort of agreement and she didn’t press charges.
Debra Messing also accused Piven of sexual misconduct, saying that when they were rehearsing for Will &Grace, he shoved his tongue down her throat even after she asked him to stop. Former Playmate Ariane Bellamar claimed the star “cornered” her in his trailer and grabbed her breasts and bum, boasting that they’d make a great couple. The beauty claimed Piven actually groped her twice, once on set and once at the Playboy mansion.
Continued the actor in his statement: “We seem to be entering dark times — allegations are being printed as facts and lives are being put in jeopardy without a hearing, due process or evidence. I hope we can give people the benefit of a doubt before we rush to judgment. Continuing to tear each other down and destroy careers based on mere allegations is not productive on any level.”
As Radar reported, advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scoursby is the latest woman to accuse the Entourage star of sexual assault. She claimed that a few years ago, she met him at his NYC hotel to accompany him to a tape appearance. When she arrived, he allegedly pushed her to the ground and rubbed his genitals against her until he ejaculated all over her sweater.
Concluded Jeremy Piven: “I hope we can use this moment to begin a constructive dialogue on these issues, which are real and need to be addressed.”
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