Yet another allegation of sexual assault targets another big name. This time, the target is denying the charges. So far, this is a he said, she said situation. Let’s see how fast Piven gets convicted without proof beyond the claims of one person.
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Jeremy Piven‘s still getting a big thumbs up from at least one smiley fan … immediately on the heels of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman on the set of “Entourage.”
Piven was out in NYC Tuesday to promote his new CBS drama, “Wisdom of the Crowd” … and didn’t outwardly seem concerned about Ariane Bellamar‘s claim he groped her in his trailer, and also at the Playboy Mansion.
Piven responded to Bellamar Tuesday night, saying … “I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen.”
He added … “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.”
Piven is currently starring on the CBS drama Wisdom of the Crowd. The network said Tuesday in a statement, “We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter.”
HBO also issued a statement Tuesday: “Today, via the press reports, is the first we are hearing about Ariane Bellamar’s allegations concerning Jeremy Piven. 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.”