Jeremy Piven denies sexual assault allegations from multiple women

Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 9:00 PM

Jeremy Piven is denying accusations of sexual assault after three women have come forward.
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Jeremy Piven is denying accusations of sexual assault after three women have come forward.(Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images/Getty Images)

After days of reports of accusations of sexual assault, former “Entourage” actor Jeremy Piven has issued a statement denying allegations.

On Oct. 30, former Playboy model and reality star Ariane Bellamar tweeted that she was cornered by Piven in his trailer years ago and groped.

On Nov. 1, actress Cassidy Freeman accused Piven of “predatory behavior” in an Instagram post that has since been deleted, but was captured in a screenshot by Deadline.

In the post, which had a screenshot of an article in which Piven said he “unequivocally” denied Bellamar’s accusations, Freeman said Piven attempted an unspecified interaction with her.

“I know what you did and attempted to do to me when I was far too young. THAT I know,” Freeman wrote. “And you know it too. Unless there were so many of us, that you can’t remember.”

Her representatives had no comment on the matter when reached by Deadline.

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Advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby spoke to People about her interactions with Piven after Bellamar and Freeman’s accusations. Her account was published by People Thursday.

Scourby said she met Piven at a New York work event in Oct. 2003. He gave her his number and invited her to be his guest as he was set to appear on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” the next day, Scourby said. Nothing happened until the next day, when she met him around 11 a.m. at the Trump International Hotel & Tower where he was staying. 

Scourby said she was sitting next to Piven on a couch in the actor’s suite wiating to his publicist to show up when Piven forced himself on her.

“He jumped on top of me. I tried to push him off and he forced me to the ground,” she said, adding that she remained fully clothed, but that Piven exposed himself and rubbed up against her.

“I pushed him off of me and ran down the short hallway to get to the door,” she said. “I ran outside and hailed a cab and I just burst into tears. I cried the entire way back to my hotel.”

Piven, 52, denies Scourby’s claim.

“Let me be absolutely clear, this simply did not happen. I would never force myself on a woman, ever,” Piven said in a statement to People. “I cannot speak as to why a person would create a story like this.”

According to a representative for Piven, had the actor taken a polygraph test, it would prove the accusations are false.

“He’s now looking at legal options,” the representative said. 

The actor released a statement on Twitter Thursday after Scourby’s accusation in People.

“Let me begin by saying that the accusations against me are absolutely false and completely fabricated,” Piven said in the statement. “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 didn’t happen?’ 

“What I am not able to do is speculate as to the motivations of these women. As a human being I feel compassionate for the victims of such acts, but I am perplexed as to the misdirection of anger with false accusations against me and hope they do not detract from the stories that should be heard.

“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 judgment.

“Continuing to tear each other down and destroy careers based on mere allegations is not productive on any level. I hope we can use this moment to begin a constructive dialogue on these issues, which are real and need to be addressed.”

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67-year-old Jane Seymour poses for ‘Playboy,’ ‘I feel much sexier now’ 

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:56 PM

Actress Jane Seymour attends the 2017 Open Hearts Gala on October 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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Actress Jane Seymour attends the 2017 Open Hearts Gala on October 21, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Phillip Faraone)

Elegant actress Jane Seymour is about to grace the pages of “Playboy” magazine at 67-years-old.

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The former Bond girl took to social media Wednesday to share a modest photograph from her upcoming spread in the iconic men’s magazine.

“I’m thrilled to finally share this with you! I was recently photographed and interviewed in my home by Playboy,” Seymour captioned the image on Instagram.

“I open up about my career, my family, feeling better-than-ever at 67 and so much more,” she wrote.

This is the “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” star’s third spread in “Playboy.”

The legendary actress told the magazine that her age hasn’t diminished her confidence.

“I feel much sexier now than I ever did when I was younger” she said.

“Then I was like, ‘Oh gosh, I’m supposed to be sexy. What is that?!’ There’s an enormous freedom in having lived as long as I have,” she added. “Like my father used to say, I’m comfortable in my own skin.”

And there’s no doubt that she’s all natural.

“I haven’t done any surgeries or injections or anything. I haven’t done any of it,” she explained.

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“So I still look like ‘me.’ Everyday I’m kind of tempted, but then I look at people I know and I don’t [recognize] them. I’m authentically being me. That’s important to me.”

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Snap Inc.’s stock falls after Kylie Jenner tweet about Snapchat redesign

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

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Kylie Jenner may be one of many Snapchat users who isn’t happy about the app’s redesign.

The 20-year-old new mom asked her followers on Tuesday if anyone else no longer uses the app.

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“So does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me,” she wrote. “Ugh this is so sad.”

Bloomberg reported that the timing of the tweet may have caused a drop in stock for Snap Inc., the company that owns Snapchat.

“Shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner,” the publication said.

According to a Wednesday tweet from Reuters, the drop in Snap’s stock adds up to about $1.5 billion lost in market value.

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Ten minutes after the first tweet, Jenner said she still has love for the app.

“Still love you tho snap,” she tweeted. “My first love.”

Jenner, who welcomed her first child, daughter Stormi Webster, Feb. 1, may have not opened the app because she’s busy with her little one and boyfriend Travis Scott.

Related: Kylie Jenner gives birth to baby girl

“Still staring at her all day,” Jenner told a fan of her newborn. “She looks just like me when I was a baby.”

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Report: Actress Rachel McAdams pregnant with first child

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 2:51 PM

Reports say Rachel McAdams is pregnant.
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Reports say Rachel McAdams is pregnant.(Brian de Rivera Simon/Getty Images)

Congratulations are in order for actress Rachel McAdams, who is reportedly expecting her first child.

E! News, citing several unnamed sources, reported that the 39-year-old actress is pregnant.

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In 2016, Us Weekly reported that the private star was seen holding hands with screenwriter Jamie Linden, which prompted speculation that they were dating.

McAdams has not commented on the report, but she has been vocal about becoming a mother in the past.

“Having a few (kids) would be great,” she told People in 2009. “My mom is a great inspiration to me. She’s a nurse and very nurturing and gentle. She lets me be who I am. Hopefully I can take on those qualities and be as great as her.”

Adams, who has a starring role in the movie “Game Night,” was not at the Los Angeles premiere of the movie Wednesday. According to E! News, the Canadian actress was last photographed in Toronto wearing a baggy jacket. 

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Quincy Jones apologizes for candid remarks in Vulture, GQ interviews

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:22 PM

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Quincy Jones is apologizing for the very frank remarks hes made in interviews with GQ and Vulture. 

According to the music legend, his six daughters pulled him aside after reading his comments with the publications and showed him the impact of his words.

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Jones posted a lengthy statement apologizing for the stories on Twitter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I am an imperfect human and I’m not afraid to say it,” Jones wrote. “And I’m sorry and I’m not afraid to say it.

“When you’ve been fortunate enough to have lived such a long and crazy life (and you’ve recently stopped drinking – three years ago!), certain details about specific events (which do NOT paint the full picture of my intentions nor experiences) come flooding back all at once, and even at 85, it’s apparent that ‘wordvomit’ and bad-mouthing is inexcusable.”

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Most of the people Jones spoke about in the sweeping Vulture interview -- Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor and Marlon Brando among them -- are dead, but Jones said he personally apologized to those he could.

“I’m sorry to anyone whom my words offended and I’m especially sorry to my friends who are still here with me and to those who aren’t,” he wrote.

In the GQ interview, published Jan. 29, Jones spoke about partying with Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra and criticized artists like Taylor Swift for not creating “great songs.”

Jones told Vulture The Beatles were poor musicians.  He also made explicit remarks about the sex lives of Pryor and Brando. The Vulture interview was published Feb. 7.

Jones wrote, “One of the hardest things about this situation is that this bad-mouthing has contradicted the very real messages I tried to relay about racism, inequality homophobia, poverty...you name it. And of course I don’t want that. 

“I have already reached out to my friends privately, but when you live a public life, you have a responsibility to be an example, and since I do lead a public life, I wanted to make a public apology.”

Read Jones’ full statement below.

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