Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven’s co-star on the popular series, Entourage, defended Jeremy yesterday after the actor suffered several allegations of assault and harassment from four different women.
Dillon, who portrayed Johnny Drama alongside Ari Gold on the HBO-produced show for almost ten years, said to TMZ in a video on the 2nd of December that he thinks Piven is being “railroaded.”
Jeremy added that he’s never “seen him do anything like that” and has been nothing but a gentleman. The film crew of TMZ revealed to Dillon that Today Show host, Matt Lauer, lost his job to similar allegations, and Dillon responded by stating, “no way!” and it’s a “witch hunt.”
The 52-year-old actor, Jeremy, denied all of the allegations against him including the original one where reality TV star, Ariane Bellamar, stated that Piven assaulted her on the set of Entourage.
Piven, in a statement to Us Weekly, said he denied all of the allegations outright but hopes his denial will not detract from the stories of other women who choose to come forward.
Following the initial accusation, other women made similar claims which prompted the actor to use a lie detector test to “support his innocence.”
However, what Jeremy fails to understand is that a polygraph test is insufficient as a form of evidence, and prosecutors and defense attorneys never use them in court cases.
Despite his attempt to clear his name with an out-dated technology, as a result of the media fiasco which followed, Jeremy’s television show on CBS, Wisdom Of The Crowd, stopped after thirteen episodes. Additionally, the network said they would investigate claims against Piven.