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'Late Show' cancels pre-taped Jeremy Piven interview amid sexual harassment allegations

'Late Show' cancels pre-taped Jeremy Piven interview amid sexual harassment allegations
Posted at 6:18 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 18:19:07-04

CBS' "Late Show" says a pre-taped interview with Jeremy Piven won't air Friday amid a sexual harassment allegation against the actor.

In a statement Thursday, a "Late Show" spokesperson said that Piven's appearance was taped Monday, one day before the accusation by actress and reality star Ariane Bellamar was made public.

Since the show is unable to address what it called "recent developments," Piven's segment is being replaced with a new guest, according to the "Late Show" statement. The substitute guest's name was not immediately announced.

On Tuesday, Bellamar said that Piven, the Emmy-winning star of HBO's "Entourage" and now in the freshman CBS drama "Wisdom of the Crowd," groped her on two occasions.

Piven has said he unequivocally denies what he labeled an "appalling" allegation.