Jeremy Piven, Andy Dick Accused of Sex Harassment
Actress says Piven groped her on 2 occasions
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2017 12:33 AM CDT
Comedian Andy Dick speaks onstage during the American Cinematheque 26th Annual Award Presentation to Ben Stiller 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – The number of people in Hollywood accused of sexual assault or harassment is growing longer by the day. On Tuesday, CBS said it was investigating allegations that Wisdom of the Crowd star Jeremy Piven groped a woman on the set of Entourage, the AP reports. Piven "on two occasions, cornered me & forcefully fondled my breasts & bum. Once at the mansion & once on set," tweeted actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar. Piven says he admires women who come forward with stories about harassment—but Bellamar's claims are untrue. "I unequivocally deny the appalling allegations being peddled about me," he said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "It did not happen."

It also emerged Tuesday that comedian Andy Dick was fired from the film Raising Buchanan in mid-October over sexual harassment allegations. According to a termination letter seen by the Hollywood Reporter, he was also fired from the movie Vampire Dad days later for "multiple, flagrant acts of improper conduct and inappropriate contact with several cast and crew members." Dick tells the Reporter that he "didn't grope anybody," though he admits licking and propositioning people. "I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them," he says. "That's my thing—I licked Carrie Fisher at a roast. It's me being funny. I'm not trying to sexually harass people." (Production of House of Cards was halted after Kevin Spacey was accused of trying to molest a 14-year-old.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |  
10%
5%
23%
9%
10%
43%