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Jeremy Piven’s Sexual Assault Number Climbs to Eight

Jeremy Piven has gone dark since being accused of sexual assault back in October. That hasn’t stopped more women from coming forward and sharing their own Piven sexual assault stories.

Three more women have come forward, claiming to have been sexually assaulted by the actor during his time in the business.

*McCain Olson claims that Piven followed her to her trailer and forced himself on her way back in 1985. The movie in question was Lucas, which is the first movie Piven is credited as appearing in on his IMDB page. She was able to escape the grasp of Piven and he didn’t bother her again while filming.

One day on set, McCain Olson went into someone else’s trailer to retrieve something for them, which she said was “not an unusual thing to happen.” That’s when she said Jeremy Piven followed her into the trailer, pinned her down on the sofa, climbed on top of her, and started to kiss her. She said he then tried to reach down her shorts and feel up her shirt.

“At one point I kind of was like, ‘This is it, this is where I’m going to get raped,’” McCain Olson, now 51, told BuzzFeed News. “I kept trying to push him away. I was like, ‘No, get off me.’”

*Diane Gonzalez  claims Piven exposed himself to her at his home. She says that they were having a romantic encounter, but that it turned aggressive and left her feeling threatened. This happened in 1996 while both were working on Ellen.

When they arrived at his home, Piven gave Gonzalez a tour. After staring at pictures on his refrigerator as they chatted, she was shocked when she turned around to face him, only to see his pants were down and he was completely exposed. “I really was surprised … I guess I was naive and I just didn’t have sex on the brain,” Gonzalez said. “I kind of just laughed it off … and then quickly thought, ‘What am I doing? This could go really wrong. So, just kind of play it cool.’”

According to Gonzalez, Piven then grabbed her and started to kiss her again, before picking her up, wrapping her legs around his waist, and taking her into his bedroom. When they got to his bedroom, Gonzalez said he tossed her on his bed, straddled himself on top of her, pinned her arms behind her head, and kissed her.

As Piven grew more forceful, Gonzalez became uneasy and repeatedly tried to push him to the side, telling him she wanted to go home.

“The kissing was very intense and at this point his penis is still exposed, so that’s when I … [thought], ‘No, no, this isn’t right,’” Gonzalez said. “I was just starting to get very cautious to how I was going to react to this.”

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She said Piven also tried to unbutton her pants but she squirmed away. “I was trying to be somewhat playful and not freak out because I was alone, of course, and I was just surprised at how quickly things were advancing,” Gonzalez said. “So I kept saying, ‘Okay, you know what, I think I need to go, it’s best that I leave.’ But he kept resisting.”

Gonzalez said she was finally able to wriggle her body away from Piven, purposefully falling off the bed in order to get away. She then told him she “really needed to go.” That’s when she said the actor started to belittle her and told her to leave.

*The final woman, who chooses to stay anonymous, says that Piven pushed her against a Montreal hotel room wall and tried to force himself on her in 1994. She too was able to escape Piven’s grasp and get away, physically unharmed.

The woman, who’s now 46, said she met Piven at a hair salon in which she was working at the time and agreed to show him around town, but made it clear she wasn’t romantically interested in him. Piven told her to meet him at his hotel, but when she arrived she was told by the front desk to go up to his room because he wasn’t ready. She said she didn’t think much of it because “he was a nice enough guy.” (Piven specifically denied ever meeting any woman in a Montreal hair salon or inviting her to his hotel).

When she went inside, she said Piven suddenly pinned her against the wall by grabbing her shoulders and arms while he tried to kiss her. She was able to push him off her and demanded to know what he was doing. She said he asked her what she came up to his room for.

She opened the door and left. “I didn’t want to stick around to find out what else was going to happen,” the woman said.

For those keeping track, Piven’s sexual assault accuser list is up to eight. Watch out, Weinstein.

Of course, Piven denies the allegations. He had previously taken a polygraph test that proved he had never inappropriately touched a woman. Here’s a quote from Buzzfeed:

“These allegations, which in one case goes back more than 30 years and the two others more than 20 years ago, are false. 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.”

Maybe he should take another polygraph test. Those are definitely 100 percent trustworthy.

I wonder what number this has to reach before Piven admits that he’s done something wrong. I’ll put it on 20. Unlucky number 20.

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