MTV's Catfish Suspended After Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Nev Schulman

MTV has suspended production on its docuseries Catfish following sexual misconduct allegations against its host and executive producer, Nev Schulman, according to The Daily Beast.

"We take these allegations very seriously," a spokesperson for MTV told The Daily Beast. "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.

Details on the allegations are not currently available, but Schulman does have a controversial incident from his past. In his book In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age, Schulman said he punched a woman in the head repeatedly while he was attending Sarah Lawrence College in 2006, but he was not aware his target was a woman at the time. The victim, and other students, painted a different picture of what happened, saying he assaulted the victim after the victim asked him to stop taking pictures of couples at the college's hedonistic Sleaze Ball. Schulman was kicked out of the school for the incident, but no charges were filed.

Catfish: The TV Show is an extension of the film Catfish, a documentary that followed Schulman as he pursued an online romance that turned out to be a con. The MTV series is hosted by Schulman as he follows similar stories of people being "catfished," duped into online romantic relationships by people posing as others.

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Jul 05, 2018
So now that's he's been cleared and shooting has been resumed where is the new article telling people that? Very happy to post a smear article aren't you?

"One month after MTV halted production on Catfish due to a sexual misconduct claim made against the show's host and executive producer Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, the reality series has resumed filming. Following an investigation, the network has cleared Schulman, calling the allegations "not credible and without merit.""
May 18, 2018
Noooooooooooooo this is my favourite guilty pleasure show :(
May 17, 2018
What's to stop future cast members from doing stupid stuff like this?