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CBS 'looking into' sexual harassment allegations made against Jeremy Piven

CBS on Tuesday said it is "looking into" allegations of sexual harassment made against actor Jeremy Piven, star of the network's new drama Wisdom of the Crowd.

On Twitter Monday, actress Ariane Bellamar claimed that while on the set of Entourage and again at the Playboy Mansion, Piven "cornered" and groped her. Bellamar did not say if the alleged incident took place during shooting of the Entourage series or 2015 movie. In a statement, HBO said this was "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." Piven has not yet responded to the allegations.

UPDATE: Piven released a statement Tuesday night saying he "unequivocally" denied "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."