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Jeremy Piven denies 'false and fabricated' allegations

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Actor Jeremy Piven has denied the allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him saying that the accusations are "absolutely false and completely fabricated".

The "Entourage" actor has been accused of sexual misconduct by TV actor Ariane Bellamar, who accused him of groping her.

In a statement posted on his official Twitter handle, Piven said," I would never force myself on a woman. Period."

"...the accusations against me are absolutely false and completely fabricated," he said.

The actor has also offered to take a lie detector test to prove his "innocence".

"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 a doubt before we rush to judgement," he added.

After Bellamar, two more women accused Piven of sexual harassment.

"Longmire" actress Cassidy Freeman spoke out against Piven, writing a post on her Instagram page, "I know what you did and attempted to do to me when I was far too young. That I know. And you know it too. Unless there were so many of us, that you can't remember."

Tiffany Bacon Scourby, an advertising executive, accused Piven of sexual assault in an interview to People magazine.

The revelations against Piven had prompted HBO and CBS, the studio behind Piven's "Wisdom of the Crowd", to issue statements, stating that they are looking into the allegations against him.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 13:48 IST