CBS Investigating Sexual Assault Allegations Against Jeremy Piven
Wisdom of the Crowd star Jeremy Piven is the latest Hollywood insider to be accused of sexual assault.
Former reality star/actress Arian Bellamar took to Twitter on Monday to accuse the actor of groping her on the set of his HBO show Entourage.
“@jeremypiven! ‘Member when you cornered me in your trailer on the #Entourage set? ‘Member grabbing my boobies on the [couch emoji] without asking??” Bellamar tweeted.
— Ariane Bellamar (@ArianeBellamar) October 30, 2017
In a subsequent tweet, Bellamar also accused Piven of inappropriately touching her at a Playboy Mansion party.
“Today, via the press reports, is the first we are hearing about Ariane Bellamar’s allegations concerning Jeremy Piven,” HBO said in a statement on Tuesday. “Everyone at HBO and our productions is aware that zero tolerance for sexual harassment is our policy. Anyone experiencing an unsafe working environment has several avenues for making complaints that we take very seriously.”
“We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter,” CBS said in a statement released after the allegations surfaced.
Piven denied the accusations in a statement to Deadline. “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen. It takes a great deal of courage for victims to come forward with their histories, and my hope is that the allegations about me that didn’t happen, do not detract from stories that should be heard.”