Jeremy Piven faces sex harassment claim
CBS says it's investigating a sexual harassment allegation against Jeremy Piven, the latest Hollywood figure caught up in a widening circle after dozens of women alleged they were sexually harassed or assaulted by Harvey Weinstein.
Actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar claims in posts on her Twitter account that the Emmy-winning Entourage star groped her on two occasions.
Bellamar alleged that one encounter took place in Piven's trailer on the Entourage set and the other occurred at the Playboy Mansion.Powerful winds raise California fire risk
In a statement, Piven wrote that the incidents Bellamar described "did not happen" and that he hopes the allegations don't detract from stories that "should be heard."
The full statement reads: "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."
CBS, which airs Piven's new series, Wisdom of the Crowd, said in a statement that "we are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter."Exiled king's remains reburied in Italy