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‘Catfish’ suspended by MTV amid Nev Schulman sexual misconduct accusations

The person behind the “Catfish” movie and TV collection has reportedly been felled by accusation of sexual misconduct.

MTV has put “Catfish: The TV Show” on hiatus whereas it investigates accusation that host and government producer Nev Schulman engaged in sexual misconduct towards a girl on the present.

“We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson advised the Every day Beast in an announcement. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation, and we’ve put a pause on shooting until the investigation is completed.”

Mr. Schulman denies wrongdoing.

The misconduct claims, in line with the Every day Beast, focus on a girl named Ayissha Morgan, who was on the present in 2015.

The “Catfish” TV present options Mr. Schulman and co-host Max Joseph serving to its company decide whether or not the individuals with they’re conversing with and/or courting on-line are precisely representing themselves. It grew out of a documentary movie, additionally titled “Catfish,” wherein Mr. Schulman was the sufferer of such a web-based prankster. The time period “catfish” has turn out to be slang for web courtship hoaxing.

However this was IRL misconduct, in line with the Every day Beast.

In a collection of YouTube movies launched previously week, Ms. Morgan, who’s a lesbian, accuses Mr. Schulman of propositioning her and sexually harassing her all through her look on the present, saying she wanted to “reevaluate” her sexuality.

She additionally stated a feminine manufacturing assistant received her drunk and took benefit of her.

Mr. Schulman’s publicist gave an announcement to the Every day Beast wherein the producer-host referred to as the fees false.

“The behavior described in this video did not happen and I’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth,” he stated. “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false.”

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