AceShowbiz - Amid claims of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Piven is now facing similar allegations. The "Entourage" alum is accused by reality TV personality/actress Ariane Bellamar of groping her on the set of the HBO series and at the Playboy Mansion several years ago.
Bellamar detailed the experience with the Emmy-winning actor in a series of tweets posted on Monday, October 30. "Hey @jeremypiven! 'Member when you cornered me in your trailer on the #Entourage set? 'Member grabbing my boobies on the [couch emoji] without asking??" she wrote.
She added, " 'Member when I tried to leave; you grabbed me by the ass, looked at yourself in the mirror, & said what a 'beautiful couple' we made? #MeToo."
"Jeremy Piven, on two occasions, cornered me & forcefully fondled my breasts & bum. Once at the mansion & once on set," Bellamar further revealed.
She claimed that there's evidence to Piven's alleged "abusive, explicit texts." She tweeted, "And, don't try to deny it, sir. @HBO has us on 📼 together, & I'm sure @sprint has electronic back-ups of your abusive, explicit texts."
When someone asked why Bellamar was in Piven's trailer, she responded, "I was led to @jeremypiven's trailer by a young, blonde woman w/a clipboard (I presumed a PA) to discuss my 'career'. My 'potential'. #MeToo."
Sports show host Tom Stokes defended Piven, tweeting, "3 reasons this prob didn't happen 1.Ariane's an ex reality star 2.I know @JeremyPiven pretty well-not his m.o. 3.She's an ex reality star." Bellamar hit back, "You are just another shaming moron. All of it was followed up by his sexual & threatening texts which SPRINT HAS. Learn to read, A**HAT."
You are just another shaming moron.🖕🏻🖕🏻 All of it was followed up by his sexual & threatening texts which SPRINT HAS. Learn to read, ASSHAT. https://t.co/54vXpsoAlg— Ariane Bellamar (@ArianeBellamar) October 31, 2017
Following Bellamar's accusations, CBS said in a statement, "We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter." Piven is starring on new drama series "Wisdom of the Crowd" which airs on the network.
Piven himself has denied the allegations. "I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me. It did not happen," he said. "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."