'He's been nothing but a gentleman': Jeremy Piven's Entourage co-star Kevin Dillon comes to his defense over sexual assault 'witchhunt'
Kevin Dillon insists Jeremy Piven is a 'gentleman' despite the allegations that have been put forth against his former Entourage co-star as of late.
The 52-year-old actor has spoken out to defend Piven - who has been accused of sexual assault by four women - over the allegations against him.
He told TMZ: 'I think he's getting railroaded here. I've never seen him do anything like that. He's been nothing but a gentleman.'
No time for Johnny Drama!?Kevin Dillon insists Jeremy Piven is a 'gentleman' ?to TMZ despite the allegations that have been put forth against his former Entourage co-star as of late
And Kevin went on to slam the 'witchhunt' that his engulfed Hollywood and seen a number of high-profile men accused of sexual misconduct.
When told Matt Lauer had lost his job on Today due to similar allegations, he said: 'No way! It's a witch hunt.'
Jeremy has been accused of sexual assault or harassment by four women - actress Anastasia Taneie, former Playboy model Ariane Bellamar, Longmire actress Cassidy Freeman, and advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby.
The crew: Dillon pictured with Piven, Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, and Jerry Ferrera (from right to left) at the Entourage: The Movie premiere in London back in June 2015
Following the spate of allegations, Jeremy said in a statement to BuzzFeed: 'Let me be absolutely clear, this simply did not happen.
'I would never force myself on a woman. I cannot speak as to why a person would create a story like this.'
Meanwhile, HBO - the TV network that broadcast Entourage - said: 'We reviewed our records and did not receive any complaints against Jeremy Piven on Entourage.'
The actor reportedly took polygraph tests regarding three of the claims, and a blanket lie detector test to determine if he had ever assaulted a woman, and he passed with no signs of deception.
But in the wake of the allegations, the 52-year-old actor had his CBS TV show Wisdom Of The Crowd axed.
Accusers: Actress Ariane Bellamar, 38, (left) last month accused Piven of groping her breasts. Porn star Isis Taylor (right) is another women who claims Piven harassed her
Advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby (left) says Piven attacked her in 2003 in his hotel room and actress?Cassidy Freeman (right) also accused him of engaging in 'predatory behavior' against her when she was 'far too young'
He tweeted: "Wanted to thanks all of you guys for supporting us at #WisdomoftheCrowd sorry we don't get to continue with this great family we have created . Proud of the work we did and we will Finish out our 13 episodes with full hearts !
'Thanks for all the love , going to miss it as well... #WisdomoftheCrowd (sic)'
All 13 episodes of the show originally commissioned will air, but an order for additional episodes has been declined, an insider told TV Line.?
Piven and Dillon starred together on all eight seasons of Entourage from 2004 to 2007. They also starred on the 2015 feature film together.
Signature roles: Piven and Dillon starred together on all eight seasons of Entourage from 2004 to 2007
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