Nev Schulman has been accused of sexual misconduct, as the Daily Beast first reported.
MTV has temporarily suspended the production of “Catfish: The TV Show,” of which Schulman is host and executive producer.
The network is launching an investigation into the allegations.
Nev Schulman, the host and executive producer of the show “Catfish: The TV Show,” has been accused of sexual misconduct, the Daily Beast reported. Following the allegations, MTV has temporarily suspended production of “Catfish.”
“We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement to INSIDER. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third-party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.”
“Catfish,” which premiered in 2012, is currently in its seventh season. In the program, Schulman attempts to determine whether or not people in online relationships are who they claim to be. The TV show is based on Schulman’s 2010 documentary of the same name.
Schulman, 33, is married to Laura Perlongo and they have a daughter together named Cleo James.
In 2014 Schulman revealed he’d punched a girl in the face while attending Sarah Lawrence college in 2006. He recounted the incident in his book “In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age,” saying he hadn’t been aware the person he’d hit had been a woman because she was “short, stocky, [and] crew-cut-styled.”
At this time, further details of the allegations against Schulman are unclear.
A representative for Nev Schulman didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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Source:: Business Insider