After being expelled from the prestigious Sarah Lawrence College in Manhattan, New York, in 2006 for allegedly punching a woman in the face, Schulman has now been accused of sexually harassing a participant on his reality show in 2015.
In two blistering Youtube videos, Ayissha Morgan, who identifies as lesbian, talked of her experience with “Jack” – a moniker for a well-known member of the Catfish team – who she says repeatedly made her feel uncomfortable during breaks in filming.
“He just kept asking me, ‘Are you a lesbian or are you bisexual?’ I was like, ‘I’m a lesbian for the 50th f—king time’,” Morgan said in the video, which has been watched by more than 500,000 people.
From there, she says, the situation escalated.
“[Jack said] I don’t think you’re a lesbian… I don’t think you met the right guy yet,” and, Morgan alleges, proceeded to ask if she found him attractive.
Later, Morgan says the man came into her hotel room and asked her to “cuddle”.
The Catfish contestant also alleged another crew member – given the pseudonym Carol – assaulted her, explaining that after a night drinking together, she woke to find “she was on top of me.”
In a statement to PEOPLE, Schulman denied the allegations.
“The behaviour 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,” Schulman said.
“I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false.”