MTV has suspended production of Catfish: The TV Show to investigate a sexual misconduct allegation against the host, executive producer and arguably the star of the show Nev Schulman.
“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,” an MTV spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
No information about the allegations has been released. But the investigation comes after Ayissha Morgan, who was on season four of the show, posted a YouTube video claiming that a “main person” on the show sexually harassed her during filming.
The almost 14-minute video was posted on May 12 and explains the situation but never name-drops who sexually harassed her. She prefaces the video by saying she isn’t looking for money or attention she just wants to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else that goes on the show.
Instead of using Schulman and co-host Max Joseph’s real names she dubs them “Jack” and “John” and stresses that Jack is the “main person.” She says that Jack incessantly complimented her and asked her out on a date within 20 minutes of meeting her.
Jack even asked her if she’s a lesbian or if she’s bisexual. She told him she’s a lesbian, but he still kept harassing her and said he doesn’t believe she’s a lesbian. She said that during the lunch break he asked about which hotel and room she was staying at. When he found out she was staying at the same hotel as he, he asked her if she wanted to go to the jacuzzi later.
When Morgan and the crew were at the airport flying to Houston that’s when Schulman crossed the line. At the airport she said Jack brought up her sexuality again and said she just hasn’t met the right guy, which is why she’s a lesbian. He then said he had a big penis and would “tear your ass up” to Morgan. She said that he kept saying, ” I don’t feel like your a lesbian.”
This isn’t Schulman’s first run-in with assault. In college, he punched a girl repeatedly in the face. Schulman has yet to comment on the allegations.