Actress Ariane Bellamar took to social media to lob accusations against Piven for sexual assault. “Hey Jeremy Piven! ‘Member when you cornered me in your trailer on the #Entourage set? ‘Member grabbing my boobies on the set without asking?” she tweeted on Oct. 30.
In another tweet, she wrote: “’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?”
And in a third tweet, she claimed: “Jeremy Piven, on two occasions, cornered me & forcefully fondled my breasts & bum. Once at the mansion & once on set.”
CBS, home to Piven’s newest show, Wisdom of the Crowd, released statements following the accusations, noting, “We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter.”
And Debra Messing shared in a 2015 interview on Watch What Happens Live how she felt Piven went too far with her while shooting a scene for Will & Grace years ago.
“You know who at the time I wasn't a fan of? Jeremy Piven,” she revealed. “You know why? You know I had to kiss a lot of boys on that show, right? We we're rehearsing, and the very first day of rehearsal he shoved his tongue all the way down to my heart. I was just like, ‘Wow!’”
Piven, Messing recalled, joked, “Yeah, yeah. Yep. That’s it. I’m in.’” She told Piven to calm down, but he refused to listen.
“I was just like, ‘This is comedy, we don't really go that deep,’” she said. “And every time he went for it. He didn't ask, I didn't give him any sort of signal. It was just like, ‘I'm here, I get to do this...I'm gonna do it.’”
Actress and writer Suzy McCoppin told Star in 2006 about her own experience with Piven, 51. “Jeremy is just like his obnoxious Entourage character, Hollywood agent Ari Gold, in real life,” she said. “He thinks he’s entitled to anything and everything he wants!”
“I met him for a date at his beach house in Malibu Calif. in August,” said McCoppin. “I climbed up the stairs to his porch with a friend, and he was just laying there wearing only a very brief pair of swim trunks. He pulled me down on to his beach towel, shoving his tongue down my throat and groping me. It was very embarrassing.” We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.