Jeremy Piven denies sexually assaulting actress

Published By Alexa Caruso on Nov 02, 2017

Jeremy PivenJeremy Piven, best known for his role on the hit HBO series Entourage, has denied allegations that have surfaced from an actress who claims he sexually assaulted her.

Actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar tweeted her allegations against Piven on Monday (Oct. 30), claiming he forcefully fondled her breasts and buttocks while she was on the Entourage set to play a small role on the show, as well as on a separate occasion at the Playboy mansion.

In addition to inappropriately touching her, Bellamar claims Piven sent her messages that were "explicit" and "abusive." She says she has proof via tapes that she claims HBO has of them together.

Piven responded to the allegations, telling E! News in a statement, "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."

HBO also released a statement about the claims against Piven, highlighting their strict policy regarding sexual harassment: "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."

Allegations against Piven follow similar claims made recently against other men in Hollywood such as Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner and Dustin Hoffman. Many victims say they have been given the courage to tell their stories after seeing the host of women that came forward to accuse movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, assault and rape.

You can read Ariane Bellamar's tweets below. ~Alexa Caruso








Comments & Discussion

  1. David • 11/2/2017 11:29:11 AM

    He should be a man and own up if he's been inappropriate. If he actually did it and she has proof, he'll be proven a liar as well as an abuser.

  2. CDubya • 11/2/2017 11:47:16 AM

    When did she give him her number to call or text her? Before or after the assault? If he did do it, he should fess up and add his name to the growing list.

  3. EricC • 11/2/2017 2:48:44 PM

    I love Pivens' response to the allegations, “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.” There are a lot of disturbing (albeit not surprising) stories coming out of the woodwork. There are people who would take advantage of such an opportunity to make a name for themselves. In Pivens' response he does mention the courage required to confront such acts and their accused. I'm not saying that Piven is innocent, but if he is, there'll be hell to pay.

  4. Lee Mac • 11/2/2017 3:28:10 PM

    Hollywood requires All actors to suck dick at the first casting couch interview if u pass that it's full Sodomy to get your very First " Extras " part in a movie :) Hang them ALL !!!

  5. Debbie • 11/5/2017 12:43:04 AM

    I would have done what David Letterman did. Just own up to it, apologize and that's that. I don't believe there should be any money payouts, etc. But...I guess most of the world doesn't work like that. And...if a crime has been committed, then suffer the consequences.

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