After spending more than 100 episodes helping to catch online ne’er do wells, Nev Schulman has found himself on the hook.
Production on MTV’s popular reality investigation series Catfish has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct brought against the host, who also serves as its executive producer. Catfish, which began airing in 2012, is currently in its seventh season.
The claims were made in a YouTube video posted by Ayissha Morgan, a young woman who appeared in an episode of Catfish‘s fourth season. Morgan describes an incident involving “the main guy on the show,” to whom she later refers by the pseudonym “Jack,” in which this person repeatedly questioned her sexuality, telling her, “I don’t think you’re a lesbian — I don’t think you met the right guy yet. Do you think I’m attractive?”
Morgan also claims that “Jack” alluded to wanting to share a hotel room with her and bragged about the size of his penis.
“We take these allegations very seriously,” a spokesperson for the network said in a statement. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.” Watch the video in full below:
In a statement to Page Six, Schulman denied Morgan’s claims:
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. 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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