Jeremy Piven takes lie detector test over sexual misconduct allegations

The actor branded the claims 'absolutely false and completely fabricated'

Jacob Stolworthy
Tuesday 21 November 2017 11:08 GMT
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Jeremy Piven has taken a lie detector test in a bid to refute allegations he groped an actress on the set of Entourage.

The actor was accused of sexual misconduct by reality TV star Arianne Bellamar who claimed the actor “cornered” her on two separate occasions, once on the set of the HBO series and again at the Playboy Mansion where she says he “forcefully fondled” her body.

Piven strenuously denied the claims branding them “absolutely false and completely fabricated."

According to The Blast, Piven took polygraph tests regarding three claims - including an additional two made by Tiffany Bacon Sourby and Amy Meador - as well as a blanket lie detector test to determine if he'd ever assaulted a woman, and was found to pass with “no signs of deception.”

The obtained report relating to the claims determined if Piven had “ever ‘grabbed’ or touched Ms. Arianne Bellamar, without consent or otherwise, on the buttocks and/or breast area, while on the set of Entourage and/or at the Playboy Mansion, approximately five years ago.”

Piven, who also starred in ITV series Mr Selfridge, answered “no” to questions including: “Did you ever ‘grab’ and/or fondle Ms. Arieanne Bellamar’s breasts?” and was later evaluated by the polygraphist to have shown “no reactions indicative of deception.”

The polygraph test was administered by a member of the American Polygraph Association with Chapman Investigations on 13 November.

According to Apmreports, while members of law enforcement commonly use lie detector tests as a way of determining truth, most courts do not accept polygraph evidence with legal communities considering them "only marginally more accurate than coin flips."

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