<!– mobile.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –> Actor Kevin Dillon arrives at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California April 13, 2014. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags: Entertainment) (MTV-ARRIVALS) – TB3EA4E0388GA Fellow â€œEntourageâ€� actor Kevin Dillon came to the defense of pal Jeremy Piven Saturday, saying the sexual assault claims against him are a â€œwitch hunt.â€�â€œIâ€™ve never seen him do anything like that. Heâ€™s been nothing yet a gentleman,â€� Dillon, 52, told TMZ in a video.Dillon, who portrayed Johnny Drama on the hit HBO show, was moreover disturbed to learn the claims against Piven caused CBS not to pick up his series â€œWisdom of the Crowdâ€� for another season.â€œI think heâ€™s getting railroaded here,â€� Dillon said.He believes the allegations made by four women should be substantiated before Pivenâ€™s career take any hits. (Reuters)Playboy model Ariane Bellamar, who appeared on â€œEntourage,â€� is one of the women who claim Piven fondled her.Bellamar slammed Dillon after he defended Piven.â€œKevin Dillonâ€™s lies do not shock me; after all, he was on set, in my scene, at the Playboy mansion the day Jeremy Piven assaulted me while we were filming the â€˜Aquamansionâ€™ episode of Entourage,â€� she said.â€œThese tactics to discredit his victims share many similarities with those used in the long-running Weinstein coverup.â€�Piven has denied the allegations.This article originally appeared in Page Six.
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