MTV suspends production on 'Catfish' amid allegations against host Nev Schulman
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.
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