MTV has reportedly stopped production on one of its most popular show’s Catfish after host Nev Schulman has been accused of sexual misconduct.
The Daily Beast first reported the story on Thursday afternoon, saying the network has stopped production of the show after two different YouTube videos from a woman surfaced as she claimed on May 12 that “main person” allegedly had made inappropriate comments to her.
“We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday. “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.”
The woman in question claimed to have been on the show three years ago when Nev allegedly made inappropriate sexual comments to her. However, Schulman denies that anything of that manner ever took place.
“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,” he said in a statement. “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false.”
Catfish made its debut in 2012 with Nev serving as executive producer and shares hosting duties with Max Joseph. The series sees the pair investigate online dating and helps expose fake profiles.