CBS Cancels Jeremy Piven Show Amid Sexual Assault Allegations
- Author: Carlos Nash Nov 29, 2017,
Nov 29, 2017, 0:27
The Hollywood Reporter said the cancellation comes after the freshman show had low ratings and its lead actor made headlines for allegedly sexually harassing and abusing several women in recent years.
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The series followed Jeffrey Tanner (Piven), a tech innovator who created a crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder and revolutionize crime solving in San Francisco.
On Twitter, reality star and former Playboy Playmate Ariane Bellamar accused Piven of groping her on two separate occasions, and actress Cassidy Freeman leveled a claim on Instagram that Piven acted inappropriately toward her. Its latest live-plus-3 averages only give it a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.9 million viewers. CBS said previously it is looking into the claims but has issued no further statement. "I can not speak as to why a person would create a story like this".
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. Actress Anastasia Taneie revealed to BuzzFeed that Piven groped her breast and genitals as he forcefully pushed her against a wall when she was working as an extra on Entourage.