On Tuesday, actress Ariane Bellamar alleged on Twitter that Piven groped her on the set of Entourage, the HBO hit on which Piven won three Emmys.CBS responded in a statement saying, "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.Since we were unable to address recent developments in that interview, we are replacing that segment with a new guest," a spokesperson for The Late Show told The Hollywood Reporter.Piven was scheduled to appear on Friday's program to promote his CBS show Wisdom of the Crowd.The statement in full reads: “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.
"Jeremy Piven’s interview for Friday’s broadcast was pre-taped earlier this week on Monday, October [email protected] has us on 📼 together, & I’m sure @sprint has electronic back-ups of your abusive, explicit texts.#Me Too https://t.co/li D7irs0o0 — Ariane Bellamar (@Ariane Bellamar) October 30, 2017 Sprint seems to be willing to help me find those explicit text mails you sent to me, @jeremypiven. #Me Too https://t.co/x Tz Uj Jlwb H — Ariane Bellamar (@Ariane Bellamar) October 31, 2017 CBS’s statement reads, “We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter.” Piven currently stars on the network’s show “Wisdom of the Crowd,” which premiered earlier this month.HBO also released a statement asserting that the network has a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment and that they had not heard of any of any misbehavior from Piven towards Bellamar before Bellamar’s Tuesday allegations.What’s funny is I know characters like Ari Gold [on HBO’s “Entourage”] and it was so fun to play him, but I’m just a guy from Evanston, Illinois. He was a fascinating character and it seemed nothing could take him down. He had his highs and lows and all of that, but he was very true to his art. His architecture will live forever and he seemed to be very much his own man.I came from being with my mother and giving back to the theatre. I find it an honor that people think that I’m like that character because that means whatever I created was authentic, but the people who know me know that’s completely not the real me. I have yet to play a character that’s close to who I am.