Monday, 11 December, 2017

CBS cancels 'Wisdom of the Crowd' amid Jeremy Piven sexual assault allegations

"Wisdom of the Crowd star Jeremy Piven. Cate Cameron CBS
Edmund Wade | 30 November, 2017, 13:18

Jeremy Piven's new USA drama Wisdom of the Crowd has reportedly been cancelled following sexual assault allegations made against the actor.

The network has opted not to order more episodes of the show, but the rest of the unaired episodes from the original order will continue to air on Sundays at 8pm. Several first described their experiences with the actor in an interview with BuzzFeed News last week.

It should be noted that Wisdom of the Crowd wasn't breaking any ratings records.

Piven is best known for his role as the threatening talent agent Ari Gold on HBO's "Entourage" and the womanizing retail tycoon Harry Selfridge on ITV's "Mr. Selfridge".

To date, Piven has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by four women, including actress Anastasia Taneie and former Playboy model Ariane Bellamar, both of whom said Piven groped them on the set of Entourage.

Piven confirmed the show was being canceled via his Twitter account Monday afternoon.

CBS didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from HuffPost regarding the circumstances of the show's cancellation, but it's worth noting ― allegations against Piven aside ― the show wasn't exactly a smash hit. Cassidy Freeman accused Piven of "predatory behavior", and Tiffany Bacon Scourby claimed Piven forced her to engage in a sexual act at a NY hotel in 2003. Freshman sitcom "Me, Myself and I" was canceled earlier this season. "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".

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