An promoting govt is alleging that former Entourage star Jeremy Piven badually badaulted her.
Tiffany Bacon Scourby tells PEOPLE she determined to return ahead after actuality TV star and Playboy Playmate Ariane Bellamar accused Piven of badual badault on Oct. 30, accusations that the actor was fast to “unequivocally deny.”
“I 100 percent believe she’s being honest,” Scourby tells PEOPLE of studying Bellamar’s tweets stating Piven groped her on the set of Entourage and on the Playboy Mansion. Following Bellamar’s claims, a second lady, Longmire actress Cbadidy Freeman, additionally spoke out. On Instagram, Freeman posted, “I do know what you probably did and tried to do to me after I was far too younger. THAT I do know. And you already know it too. Unless there have been so many people, which you can’t keep in mind,” earlier than concluding her submit by writing, “I hope from now on, you keep it in your pants and you never get to do it again.”
(Recently, Piven’s pre-taped look on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was canceled on Nov. three, with CBS releasing an announcement to Entertainment Weekly stating, “Jeremy Piven’s interview for Friday’s broadcast was pre-taped earlier this week on Monday, October 30. Since we were unable to address recent developments in that interview, we are replacing that segment with a new guest.”)
Over the course of a number of telephone calls over a number of days, Scourby, who relies in Washington, D.C., shared her recollections of her interactions with Piven, whom she claims to have met in October 2003 when she was in New York City for a piece occasion.
“He was very nice to me,” Scourby, 39, tells PEOPLE of badembly the Wisdom of the Crowd star, 52, out at a membership. “He talked about he was going to [tape an appearance on] Late Night with Conan O’Brien the following day and gave me his quantity and requested me to go along with him as his visitor.”
Scourby says “nothing happened” that evening and the following morning, after her work badembly, she met him round 11 a.m. on the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the place he was staying.
“I remember I was wearing this white ribbed turtle neck and brown slacks — business attire — and I was sitting right next to him on the couch,” Scourby says. “We were talking for about five minutes and he said he was waiting for his [publicist] to come with us.”
Suddenly, “he jumped on top of me. I tried to push him off and he forced me to the ground,” recollects Scourby, who says Piven uncovered his bads and commenced rubbing them in opposition to her physique.
She says she remained clothed the whole 15 minutes of her time in his suite however “he held down my hands” and ejaculated “all over my white turtleneck.”
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Afterward, “I pushed him off of me and ran down the short hallway to get to the door,” she continues. “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. (The good friend has since corroborated this model of occasions to PEOPLE.) She returned to her lodge to bathe earlier than catching a prepare again residence to Washington, D.C.
“I just cried on the train the whole way back,” she says.
In the 14 years because the incident, Scourby acquired married, turned a mom and “never thought about saying anything” concerning the incident till she noticed Piven’s fervent denial of Bellamar’s allegations.
“It couldn’t have just happened to me and couldn’t have just happened to her,” she says.
In an announcement to PEOPLE, Piven categorically denies Scourby’s account: “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.”
A consultant for Piven states that if the actor have been to take a polygraph take a look at it “would have clearly proven this allegation to be entirely fabricated, a complete lie. He’s now looking at legal options.”