by Nolan Leahy
Jeremy Piven took to Twitter Thursday evening to respond to the multiple sexual-assault accusations levied at the actor in the wake of the broadening scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein.
“Let me begin by saying that the accusations against me are absolutely false and completely fabricated. 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?’” Piven said.
“What I am not able to do is speculate as to the motivations of these women. As a human being, I feel compassion 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.”
Piven added that we are heading into “dark times,” because the allegations are being taken as truth without going to court or going through what he referred to as “due process.”
The three women accusing Piven of sexual assault are Reality-TV Star Ariane Bellamar, Longmire Actress Cassidy Freeman, and Advertising Executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby,
Piven has acted in TV shows like Entourage, Mr. Selfridge and appeared in movies like Smokin’ Aces and Old School.
Whether or not the accusations are true, the list of famous men being accused of sexual assault keeps getting longer.
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