Jeremy Piven passes lie detector test over sexual assault allegations
Jeremy Piven has undertaken and passed a lie detector test about the sexual assault allegations against him.
The former Entourage actor has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women amidst the scandal sweeping Hollywood, and he took to Twitter to declare his innocence and offered to take a polygraph test to prove it.
— Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) November 9, 2017
According to The Blast, Jeremy followed through on his promise and underwent the lie detector test, administered by a member of the American Polygraph Association with Chapman Investigations, on 13 November.
He was asked questions relating to allegations made by Ariane Bellamar, who claimed he touched her inappropriately on the set of Entourage and at a Playboy Mansion party.
Jeremy Piven takes and passes a polygraph test to prove he did not grope Arianne Bellamar. https://t.co/n08nyu9QGk
— The Blast (@TheBlastNews) November 20, 2017
According to the polygraph exam report, he was asked questions like: “Did you ever ‘grab’ and/or fondle Ms. Arieanne Bellamar’s breasts (sic)?”, “Did you ever ‘corner’ Ms. Bellamar in your trailer so that you could ‘grab’ her breasts and/or buttocks?”, “Did Ms. Bellamar ever enter your trailer on the set of Entourage?” and “Did you ever physically assault Ms. Bellamar?” and to each he replied “No”.
In a written evaluation, the examiner ruled that “Mr. Piven showed no reactions indicative of deception to any of the relevant questions. The results indicate that Mr. Piven ‘PASSED’ as to his answers on all questions.”
He also took lie detector tests over other allegations, including claims by advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby, who accused him of exposing himself and ejaculating over her in his New York hotel room in 2003.
He also took a blanket test in which he was asked questions such as, “Have you ever ‘grabbed’ or fondled a woman’s genitals, breasts or buttocks without their consent?” and “Have you ever exposed your penis or ejaculated on or in front of a female without their consent?”, to which he responded “No”. When asked, “Are all the allegations against you of sexual misconduct false?” he replied, “Yes”.
According to the website, he passed all these additional tests.