MTV Suspends Catfish Production As Host Nev Schulman Is Investigated For Sexual Misconduct
Well, this is not good… MTV has temporarily suspended production on Catfish: The TV Show, to investigate host Nev Schulman who has been accused of sexual misconduct, according to The Daily Beast.
“We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson told The Daily Beast in a statement. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.”
At this time, there is no additional information on the alleged misconduct that led to the halt in production. However, this is not the first time the filmmaker has faced allegations of misconduct.
Back In 2006, he was kicked out of Sarah Lawrence College for punching a woman in the face at the school’s annual Sleaze Ball dance. “The Cut” reports that in his 2014 book In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age, Schulman says he acted in self-defense and that he wasn’t aware the “short, stocky, crew-cut-styled” individual he punched was a woman.
However, the woman he assaulted told Vulture that she approached him after she noticed him taking pictures of people without their consent. According to her:
“I tapped his shoulder and he turned and hit me out of nowhere, I went down and he held me in a head lock and repeatedly punched me while I tried to get free. The impact broke my glasses and the rest of the night was a blur. I got off the floor, talked to police, then went home to sleep. When I woke up the next day, my face was bruised, I was hurt, and a friend urged me to go to the hospital, which I did.”
Schulman or his rep have not publicly spoken out on these new claims. We will keep you updated as more news comes forth.
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Source: The Cut