Jeremy Piven's series Wisdom of the Crowd cancelled amid sexual assault allegations

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Somewhat ironic, as it is the wisdom of the crowd that has refused to separate this man's alleged actions from his art. Piven added on Twitter.

CBS has hit the brakes on the Jeremy Piven rookie drama Wisdom of the Crowd.

"Wanted to thanks all of you guys for supporting us at #WisdomoftheCrowd sorry we don't get to continue with this great family we have created".

TV Line reports that the 13 episodes already in the can will air, but the move by CBS is effectively a cancellation.

Last week, actress Anastasia Taneie, told BuzzFeed that Piven forcibly pushed her up against a wall and groped her when she was a 23-year-old extra on "Entourage" in 2009.

The show has had low ratings for most of its first season with an average of 8.9 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, according to THR.

On Oct. 30, former Playboy model Ariane Bellamar similarly accused Piven of cornering and groping her on the set of Entourage.

Days later, advertising executive Tiffany Bacon Scourby told People that Piven sexually assaulted her while the two were awaiting a publicist in his hotel room in NY in 2003, according to the November 9 report. Both comedies average less than 6.5 million viewers, but don't have controversy surrounding them like with Piven. The actor has vehemently denied the allegations and lamented the "dark times" Hollywood is entering as women come forward with their stories. Sitcom Me, Myself and I was yanked from the schedule early.