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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