‘The Late Show’ Kills Jeremy Piven Interview After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Pre-taped interview with “Wisdom of the Crowd” star was scheduled to air Friday on CBS

A pre-taped interview with Jeremy Piven has been pulled from Friday’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” following sexual misconduct allegations made against the actor.

“Jeremy Piven’s interview for Friday’s CBS broadcast was pre-taped earlier this week on Monday, Oct. 30. “Since we were unable to address recent developments in that interview, we are replacing that segment with a new guest,” a spokesperson for the show said in a statement obtained by TheWrap.

The replacement guest has not yet been announced.

The “Wisdom of the Crowd” star was accused by reality TV personality Araiane Bellamar on Tuesday of groping her several years ago on the set of HBO’s “Entourage,” allegations he has “unequivocally” denied. Actress Cassidy Freeman also accused Piven of unspecified “predatory behavior.”

In a statement on Tuesday, a CBS representative said the network was “looking into the matter.”

HBO also issued a statement, saying the company was not made aware of any misconduct during the production of “Entourage.” “Everyone at HBO and our productions is aware that zero tolerance for sexual harassment is our policy,” the statement said. “Anyone experiencing an unsafe working environment has several avenues for making complaints that we take very seriously.”