A 3rd lady has accused actor Jeremy Piven of badual misconduct.
Jeremy Piven on Oct. 31, 2017, in New York.(Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
The listing of ladies who’ve accused Hollywood figures of badual misconduct, and even crimes, retains rising each day: On Thursday, a 3rd lady accused Emmy-winning actor Jeremy Piven of badual harbadment and badault.
This third accuser, Tiffany Bacon Scourby, 39, an promoting govt in Washington, D.C., stated she is talking up now after 14 years of silence as a result of she’s indignant about Piven’s fervent denials of the allegations of the 2 different accusers, actuality TV star and Playboy Playmate Ariane Bellamar and Longmire actress Cbadidy Freeman.
Scourby informed Peopleshe traveled to New York for a enterprise badembly in 2003 and met Piven at a membership. “He was very nice to me,” she stated, and she or he agreed to be his visitor when he appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien the following day.
The following day, she met Piven on the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the place he was staying, and inside 5 minutes of sitting subsequent to him on a sofa in his room, he jumped on high of her. As she tried to push him off, he pressured her to the bottom, she stated, then uncovered his bads and commenced rubbing them towards her physique whereas holding down her arms.
After he ejaculated “all over my white turtleneck,” she pushed him off and ran for the door. “I rubbed my chest against the wall to get his (semen) off of my sweater. I ran outside and hailed a cab and I just burst into tears. I cried the entire way back to my hotel.”
Scourby says she known as a longtime good friend from the cab and recounted what had occurred. People reported the unnamed good friend corroborated her story.
USA TODAY has reached out to Scourby; she has not responded.
Late Thursday, Piven posted a prolonged denial on Twitter.
“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 that didn’t happen?’ “
He stated he would not speculate on motivations of the accusers, and reiterated that he hoped “false accusations” don’t detract from the “stories that should be heard.” He stated he needed to start a “constructive dialogue” on problems with badual harbadment, “which are real and need to be addressed.”
“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 the doubt before we rush to judgment,” he wrote.
Earlier, Piven categorically denied Scourby’s allegations to People:
“Let me be absolutely clear, this simply did not happen. I would never force myself on a woman, ever. I cannot speak as to why a person would create a story like this,” the journal quoted his badertion.
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Scourby informed People she “never thought about saying anything” about her alleged encounter with Piven, 52, till she noticed Piven’s denial of Bellamar’s allegations, issued via his rep, Jennifer Allen.
“I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me,” stated Piven, greatest often called the star of HBO’s Entourage and PBS’ Mr. Selfridge. “It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.”
Bellamar alleged that Piven groped her twice, as soon as in his trailer on the Entourage set, when he allegedly grabbed her bads and backside, and the opposite on the Playboy Mansion. Freeman, in an Instagram put up, urged she had an undesirable encounter with Piven of a badual nature however did not specify what occurred.
“I 100% believe she’s being honest,” Scourby stated of Bellamar. “It couldn’t have simply occurred to me and couldn’t have simply occurred to her.”
CBS, which airs Piven’s new sequence, Wisdom of the Crowd, stated in a press release final week that “we’re conscious of the media reviews (about Bellamar’s allegations) and are trying into the matter.”
Speaking earlier than CBS stated it was investigating allegations that he groped actress Ariane Bellamar, Wisdom of the Crowd star Jeremy Piven expressed sympathy for victims of badual harbadment and claimed he had “never been stuck in a hotel room with someone or done that myself.”
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