The popular MTV show "Catfish" has paused production following sexual misconduct allegations against the show's host Nev Schulman.
Deadline broke the news on Thursday afternoon, with a statement from MTV:
“We take these allegations very seriously,” MTV said in a statement. “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 specifics of the allegations against Schulman are not currently known.
Schulman released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, saying: "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. I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions – but these claims are false.”
"Catfish" first aired in 2012 following a hit documentary in 2010 that featured the story of a mysterious internet relationship in Michigan.
The plot of the show follows people who meet online and form relationships, but fail to meet in person due to various circumstances.