Jeremy Piven has undergone a lie detector test in an attempt to prove his innocence after the Entourage actor was accused by multiple women of sexual assault.
Piven, who was first accused of groping reality star and Playboy Playmate Ariane Bellamar, has since also been accused of forcibly ejaculating on advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby and of assaulting Longmile actress Cassidy Freeman when she was underage. Actress Amy Meador has also alleged that Piven assaulted her after showing up uninvited to her apartment. Piven has denied the allegations, and in a statement issued a warning about overreach in the #MeToo movement.
“We seem to be entering dark times,” the actor wrote. “Allegations are being printed as facts and lives are being put in jeopardy without a hearing, due process or evidence.”
According to The Blast, Piven has now reportedly passed a test administered by the American Polygraph Association with Chapman Investigations in which he was asked specifically about the alleged assaults on Bellamar, Scourby, and Meador. When he was asked whether all the allegations of sexual misconduct against him were false, he reportedly answered, “Yes.”
The polygraph test is not an indisputable proof of innocence since the test is beatable and not considered reliable enough to be used as evidence in a courtroom. But by taking the test and posting the results, it does appear that Piven is building a defense in the court of public opinion.
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