MTV’s Catfish has been suspended amid allegations of sexual misconduct levelled at the show’s host and executive producer, Nev Schulman.
In a statement to the Daily Beast, an MTV spokesperson said the network “takes these allegations very seriously”.
“We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.”
Allegations against Schulman were made by Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on Catfish three years ago. She claims Schulman came onto her on every break on the show.
“On every break from filming, every time they said cut, they’re like, ‘Oh, well when can I take you on a date?’ Mind you, this was 20 minutes in from us meeting for the first time,” she said in the video. “I was in such an uncomfortable place and a freaking hard time in my life as well. I’m at my most vulnerable.”
Morgan alleged he then asked her multiple times whether she was bisexual, despite her assertions to him she is a lesbian. He also asked for her hotel room number, asking her to go into the jacuzzi with him.