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Jeremy Piven wins poisoned fish case

Arbitrator rules there’s nothing fishy about the actor’s story


Jeremy Piven has won the case of the poisoned fish. Earlier this year, the Entourage star made headlines when he quit a Broadway play, claiming that he’d gotten mercury poisoning from eating too much fish for the last 20 years. The producers filed a grievance with the actors’ union, and the case went to arbitration. Now the arbitrator has ruled that Piven’s withdrawal from David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow” was not a violation of his contract, because there is sufficient evidence that he had a reasonable basis for his belief that he was too sick to continue with the show. Piven says that he has been “vindicated” by this decision: “The truth prevailed. It’s a beautiful thing.”

The New York Times

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Jeremy Piven wins poisoned fish case

  1. The following is an official statement from the National Fisheries Institute concerning the Piven case:

    Yesterday it was announced that an arbitrator had ruled in favor of Jeremy Piven and the Actor's Equity Association in the dispute over his abrupt departure from the Broadway production of David Mamet's "Speed the Plow."

    Despite the fact that the arbitrator ruled in Piven's favor, NFI cautions reporters and editors to continue to treat Piven's statements with skepticism. It is important to note that no peer reviewed medical journal has ever published any evidence of a case of methylmercury poisoning caused by the normal consumption of commercial seafood in the U.S. This ruling does not change that simple scientific fact.