MTV have suspended production on their hit series Catfish, as the show’s host Nev Schulman has been accused of sexual misconduct.
An MTV spokesperson told E! News, “We take these allegations very seriously. 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.”
According to reports, the allegations have been made by Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on the fourth season of Catfish in 2015.
Ayissha posted a YouTube video about the show on May 12, in which she accused the “main person” on the show of sexual harassment, who she referred to as “Jack.”
She claimed that during filming, “Jack” repeatedly questioned her sexuality, despite the fact that she’s a lesbian.
Ayissha then claimed that things “passed that line” when he told her, “I don’t think you’re a lesbian.”
She explained, “I was like, ‘Oh why do you feel that way?’ And he was just like, ‘Because I just feel like you haven’t met the right guy yet. Do you think I’m attractive? Have you ever had sex with a guy?'”
When Morgan said “no”, she alleged that the man said, “Well I think you should try it, I have a big dick, I would tear your ass up.”
In response to the claims, Nev told E! News, “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.”
A source also added, “The videos include a lot of things are that are disprovable, including the timeline and specific production details. The behavior she describes is inconsistent with Nev.”
The investigation is in the early stages, but Nev is said to be “more than willing to participate and eager to get the truth out.”
Nev, 33, married his wife Laura Perlongo in July 2017, and the couple are parents to their daughter Cleo James.
Catfish has been a huge success since it first premiered on MTV back in 2012.