BuzzFeed reports that the alleged incidents happened between 1985 and 1996. Two of the women, who are background extras, told the news outlet that Piven got "physically aggressive" with them, including an instance when he pinned one woman to a couch in a trailer and another when he "exposed himself." In 1994, the third alleged victim said that Piven tried to force himself on her.
Piven's lawyer has since told BuzzFeed that their allegations are "works of fiction" and claimed that it's "conjured up in an opportunistic effort to capitalize on the current media storm in order to obtain attention and/or money."
Piven also made a statement about the recent report. "These allegations, which in one case goes back more than 30 years and the two others more than 20 years ago, are false," he said in a statement. "As evidenced by the lie detector test I took and passed, I have never forced myself on anyone, nor have I ever exposed myself or restrained anyone against their will. To the contrary, if any woman ever said no, I stopped."
Back in October, reality star Ariane Bellamar claimed that Piven groped her. Then, in November, another woman came forward to accuse Piven of sexual misconduct, inspiring other women to come forward as well. With the latest news, Piven continues to maintain his innocence. He even sent his polygraph test results to the news site when the first allegations came out.
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