Three further ladies have come ahead to accuse actor Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct.
The “Entourage” star, who was beforehand accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriate habits by a number of different ladies, reportedly behaved equally with the three ladies who got here ahead to BuzzFeed Information on Saturday.
The brand new accusations span from 1985 to 1996 and embrace a state of affairs the place Piven, 52, uncovered himself to an additional at his Los Angeles dwelling and tried to pressure himself on one other lady in a Montreal lodge room.
McCain Olson, now 51, labored as an additional on the set of the film “Lucas” in 1986, which starred Piven, Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder and the late Corey Haim. She claimed that whereas on set, a 17-year-old Piven adopted her right into a trailer, pinned her down on a sofa, climbed on high of her and began to kiss her, BuzzFeed Information reported. She additionally alleged he tried to achieve down her shorts and up her shirt.
“At one level I form of was like, ‘That is it, that is the place I’ll get raped,'” McCain Olson, now 51, instructed BuzzFeed Information. “I saved making an attempt to push him away. I used to be like, ‘No, get off me.'”
Olson was ultimately in a position to escape, however by no means instructed anybody concerning the incident as a result of she did not need to lose her job or develop into an issue. Piven by no means spoke to her on set after the alleged assault.
No less than 4 folks near Olson confirmed that she had instructed them what had occurred between her and Piven.
A second lady, who works as an govt and requested to stay nameless, instructed BuzzFeed Information she met Piven in Montreal round 1994 whereas he was within the metropolis filming “Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde.”
The unidentified lady, now 46, stated she met the actor whereas she was working at a hair salon and agreed to point out him round city. She arrived at his lodge room and was instructed by the entrance desk to go as much as his room, which she did not assume a lot of as a result of “he was a pleasant sufficient man,” BuzzFeed reported.
Piven reportedly shoved her in opposition to the wall when she entered and tried to kiss her. The lady was in a position to push him off and go away.
“I assume he thinks he is this actor and he can do regardless of the hell he needs to folks,” she instructed the positioning. “As a lady … you take care of this type of factor on a regular basis. However this was a bit extra violent than the opposite issues which have occurred to me. To have any individual pressure themselves on you want that, it made me really feel very uncomfortable and grossed out.”
The third newly reported incident allegedly occurred in 1996 when Diane Gonzalez was working as an additional on the sitcom “Ellen,” the place Piven performed Ellen DeGeneres’ cousin.
The pair reportedly has a consensual romantic encounter that then turned bodily aggressive.
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Gonzalez was invited to Piven’s dwelling after an evening out with forged and crew for drinks when an harmless kiss turned inappropriate as soon as they made their means inside.
After footage on the star’s fridge, she rotated to search out him standing there together with his penis uncovered.
She laughed it off in an try for issues to not worsen after which he grabbed her and began kissing her earlier than choosing her up and taking her into the bed room, BuzzFeed Information reported.
Within the bed room, Piven acquired on high of her and pinned her arms behind her head.
She saved saying she wished to go dwelling as he grew to become extra forceful. He additionally allegedly tried to unbutton her pants.
“I feel the risk was simply how aggressive and the way sturdy he grew to become as he was holding me down. I simply did not need it to get any worse,” Gonzalez stated. “I simply saved telling myself, ‘Properly, you are alone, no person is aware of the place I am at.’ It isn’t like I instructed anyone I’ll comply with him dwelling, so I saved telling myself, ‘Okay, you gotta play this good now.'”
Piven’s lawyer instructed BuzzFeed Information that any encounter between Piven and Gonzalez was consensual.
A press release issued by his attorneys vehemently denied the claims and known as them “works of fiction.”
“These allegations, which in a single case goes again greater than 30 years and the 2 others greater than 20 years in the past, are false,” Piven stated in a written assertion to BuzzFeed Information. “As evidenced by the lie detector take a look at I took and handed, I’ve by no means pressured myself on anybody, nor have I ever uncovered myself or restrained anybody in opposition to their will. On the contrary, if any lady ever stated no, I finished.”
Actress Ariane Bellamar, actress Anastasia Taneie, Tiffany Bacon Scourby and Cassidy Freeman all accused Piven of sexual misconduct or predatory habits, which the actor additionally denied.
Piven additionally stated he is taken a polygraph take a look at to low cost the allegations, which the take a look at administrator stated he handed.