Jeremy Piven denies groping allegations

2017-11-01 07:37
 

Los Angeles –  On Tuesday, CBS said it is "looking into" a claim by actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar that Emmy-winning Entourage star Jeremy Piven groped her on two occasions.

On her Twitter account Monday, Bellamar alleged that one encounter took place in Piven's trailer on HBO's "Entourage" set and the other occurred at the Playboy Mansion.

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Piven, who stars in the new CBS series Wisdom of the Crowd, said in a statement that he "unequivocally" denies 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," he said.

In a Monday interview with The Associated Press, Piven said he was glad people had come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein and that he had never been in that situation.

HBO, which aired the 2004-11 series, said in a statement that it was unaware of Bellamar's allegations until they were reported by media.

"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," the channel said.

Bellamar's credits include Suicide Squad and The Hangover Part III and the reality series Beverly Hills Nannies.


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