Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Wisdom of the Hollywood Crowd

The Hollywood/Harvey Weinstein scandal is the gift that keeps on giving: CBS “Looking Into” Jeremy Piven Sexual Assault Allegations By ‘Entourage’ Actress, HBO Also Responds
As claims against Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey remain fresh, Jeremy Piven, star of the new CBS drama series Wisdom of the Crowd, today found himself in the spotlight of sexual harassment allegations. On Monday, reality TV personality/actress Ariane Bellamar made specific accusations on social media that Piven groped her on the set of Entourage and at the Playboy Mansion several years ago.

“We are aware of the media reports and are looking into the matter,” a CBS spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline on Tuesday.
I've watched the show. It won't be missed.
The network offered no additional details of what form or function any investigation was taking. Wisdom of the Crowd, from CBS TV Studios, is still be in production on its original 13-episode order.

CBS is currently mulling the fate of the modestly rated series. We have learned that the network had ordered three backup scripts while deciding on a possible episodic pickup beyond the initial 13.

CBS’ statement by the net follows a trio of tweets by Bellamar on October 30 about the Emmy-winning actor and his alleged unwelcomed interactions with her:

I guess you can blame a guy for trying after all. For his part, Jeremy denies the allegations.

Ariane has been involved in previous abuse allegations with  Entropic CEO Patrick Henry: Beverly Hills Nannies star displays injuries after 'technology tycoon she met on beat her while on date at Sundance Festival'.

Ariane Bellamar, known as one of the high-maintenance moms on now-cancelled reality show Beverly Hills Nannies, told Radar Online that Patrick Henry, the 51-year-old CEO of Entropic Communications, beat her up in a drunken fight following the festival in Park City, Utah.

The new images appear to show Bellamar with heavy bruising to her arms, legs and buttocks, and cuts to her left hand and lower back.
Unlucky in love?

Ann Althouse speculates the the Hollywood sex scandal would never have broken open if Hillary! had been elected, that the desire to keep Bill's back story out of the limelight would have won over the desire to implicate DJT in sexual harrassment: Hyper-politicizing sexual harassment. Analysis, probably true.

Linked by Evi L. Bloggerlady in "Invanka's Big in Japan" and "Angharad Rees." Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Sunday: Whatever Happened To" up and running.

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