According to a report from Buzzfeed News, Taneie said that Piven grabbed her breasts and genitals while forcibly pushing her up against a wall in a dark hallway on the set of “Entourage.”
Taneie detailed that the incident occurred after Piven struck up a conversation during a break in filming on location in a theater in downtown L.A. He allegedly told her that he and his manager wanted to speak to her about something, but that after she followed him down a hallway, he pushed her up against a wall and groped her.
Piven only stopped when an assistant director walked by, Taneie said. She added that Piven told the AD to have her escorted off the set because she had come on to him. Several witnesses confirmed to Buzzfeed News that Taneie was distraught after returning to set at the time of the alleged incident.
Taneie said she never officially complained to anyone with the show. “I was scared at the time nobody was going to believe me,” she said. “I didn’t want to make a scene. I just wanted to go home.”
Two other women spoke to Buzzfeed about alleged misconduct from Piven, including one woman, Amy Meador, who stated that Piven pinned her down in his Los Angeles home in 1995, and Tiffany Bacon Scourby, who said he forced himself on top of her in New York hotel room in 2003 and masturbated.
The report also includes information provided by Piven regarding a polygraph test his representatives told Buzzfeed News he took on Nov. 13. In the test, Piven was asked about the allegations leveled by Meador and Bacon Scourby, which he claimed were false. According to the examiner, Piven passed the test. The validity of polygraph testing as a means of determining whether statements are truthful is currently under debate.
Piven was first accused of misconduct by Bellamar in a series of tweets posted Oct. 30, which he “unequivocally” denied.
Piven’s full statement at the time of the Bellamar’s allegations: “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.”
Piven’s representatives did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.