Friday, August 28, 2009

Jeremy Piven wins lawsuit

Jeremy Piven is sittin pretty right now after winning the lawsuit filed against him by the producers of the Broadway play Speed-The-Plow. Jeremy was sued after he had to up and leave his role because he got nailed with mercury poisoning. Jeremy said he's happy with the decision and feels vindicated, but the producers said they don't agree with the final decision, although they respect it.

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NFI said...

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.