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Jeremy Piven found not guilty of breaching Broadway contract

According to Variety, an independent arbitrator has ruled that Entourage star Jeremy Piven did not violate his contract with the producers of Speed-the-Plow when he suddenly exited the production last December. (The actor infamously claimed he was suffering from mercury poisoning.) Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel filed a grievance last February with reps from Broadway and the actor’s union claiming Piven’s alleged illness was not reason enough for him to leave the production. “I’m pleased with the outcome of the arbitration and to be completely vindicated in this matter based on the facts and the medical evidence,” said Piven in a statement. Meanwhile, the producers issued the following response: “While we respect the decision, we strongly disagree with it. We remain eternally grateful to everyone who helped make the wonderful production of Speed-the-Plow possible, especially the artists who created it, and the many who had to deal with very difficult and trying circumstances.”

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