Three women have come forward with claims of sexual harassment against Jeremy Piven now, but the actor seems to be taking things in stride. He was spotted out with a mystery woman and his dog while on vacation in Hawaii, and he’s still cutting deals as Ari Gold for Endeavor Entertainment.
He’s also been touring the country doing stand-up comedy and a podcast called How U Livin J Piven, where he interviews celebrity guests like Jamie Foxx, Tiffany Haddish, Common, and his Entourage co-stars Kevin Connolly, Rex Lee and Constance Zimmer. He has four more projects lined up as well.
Jeremy Piven’s Journey from Ari Gold to Versatile Actor
Piven is one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, having won multiple Emmys for his role as the hot-tempered Hollywood agent on Entourage. But long before he was cutting deals and berating assistants, he was cutting his teeth as a comedy performer at Second City. He’s been bringing that quick-witted act to audiences in clubs and theaters around the world ever since, and last year, he won the prestigious Just For Laughs award in Montreal.
Meador says she thinks Piven needs to be held accountable for his alleged actions, but it’s important that the system of accountability extends beyond him and includes studios, production companies, management and the industry at large. She adds that she doesn’t want him to be treated like a pariah, but he needs to do something to show his contrition for the alleged misconduct and abuse.