Actor Jeremy Piven, best known for his work on the series Entourage, is the latest Hollywood personality accused of sexual misconduct. The accusations come from TV personality Ariane Bellamar, who says she was non-consensually groped in a trailer on the set of the notorious HBO series.
Piven has denied the allegations in a statement given to Deadline: “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.”
Both CBS (who runs the critically panned show Wisdom of the Crowd, on which Piven currently stars) and HBO have responded to the accusations.
From CBS: “We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter,” said a spokesperson Tuesday.
And from HBO: “Today, via the press
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A married senator and father of three has resigned from his position in the Oklahoma Senate following his arrest for sexual battery. Bryce Marlatt was charged last week after being accused of making unwanted and inappropriate sexual advances toward a female Uber driver on the night of June 26 in Oklahoma City.
It was not the first time the thrice-elected Republican ran afoul of the law, either.
“Hey, you got nice t**s,” Marlatt said to the 41-year-old Uber driver when she first picked him up at a restaurant on the night of the 26th, according to a court affidavit obtained by the website NewsOK.
KOCO News meanwhile reports that the senator reached forward from the backseat to grope the driver and kiss her on the neck while she drove him to an Oklahoma City hotel.
The driver complained to police on June 28, and later spoke to a police sex crimes
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The trial of David Mueller, whom Taylor Swift is accusing of sexual harassment, continues today.
A report from Complex on the specific details of Swift’s testimony reveals more details about the meet-and-greet incident, which led to the trial.
“He did not touch my rib,” Swift said in court, according to TMZ, referring specifically to Mueller’s testimony, in which he denied any kind of sexual content. “He did not touch my hand. He grabbed my bare ass. He stayed latched on to my bare ass… as I moved away from him visibly uncomfortable.”
“It was a very shocking thing that I have never dealt with before,” she added. “He grabbed my ass underneath my skirt. It was underneath my skirt.”
TMZ has previously published photos of the incident in question, despite Swift’s request not to have the images disseminated.
The defense went on to argue that Mueller is innocent because Swift continued the meet-and-greet
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Jury selection has started in Taylor Swift’s case against a radio DJ.
The superstar alleges that David Mueller groped her during a meet-and-greet in Denver in 2013. According to People, the 27-year-old was on hand while potential jurors were interviewed and screened at the courthouse.
Based on the questionnaire handed out, potential jurors were asked questions, such as have you “listened to Taylor Swift on the radio,” “watched any Taylor Swift video,” “read a blog, magazine, or other news reporting about Taylor Swift,” “purchased a Taylor Swift album,” or “gone to a Taylor Swift concert or performance” in the last two years.
There are also questions about whether jurors were fans of Mueller on local country radio station KYGO.
In the case, Mueller first sued Swift two years after the alleged groping incident because he believes her claim cost him his job. The “Shake It Off” singer countersued, saying in court papers that
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