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Jeremy Piven offers to take a lie detector test to clear his name amid sex assault scandal

Jeremy Piven has offered to take a polygraph test to prove he’s not guilty of sexual assault.
The actor has been accused of misconduct by three women in the past 10 days and now he has released a lengthy statement via Twitter, insisting he’s no predator.
“Let me begin by saying that the accusations against me are absolutely false and completely fabricated,” he says. “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 compassion 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.”
The first accusation against Piven prompted the bosses of his new U.S. TV series Wisdom of the Crowd to launch an investigation and he was also yanked from an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in America last Friday (03Nov17).
The Entourage star is one of a group of male Hollywood celebrities and filmmakers accused of indecent acts and lewd behaviour. An expose on disgraced movie boss Harvey Weinstein kicked off the shocking trend, while filmmakers Brett Ratner and James Toback, and actor Kevin Spacey have also been accused of misconduct.
“We seem to be entering dark times,” Piven’s statement continues. “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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