MTV show host Nev Schulman suspended after claims of misconduct

Nev Schulman
Nev Schulman

NEW YORK • A host of MTV show Catfish is in troubled waters. Accused of sexual misconduct, Nev Schulman (above) has been suspended, days after a woman posted videos online intimating that he sexually harassed her in 2015.

Catfish follows people who befriend another person online, with folk often lying about who they are. Co-hosted by Schulman, who also serves as executive producer, the show ended its seventh season in March. Future production is on hiatus, pending the outcome of an investigation into his actions.

The probe came less than a week after Ms Ayissha Morgan, a guest in Season Four, posted two YouTube videos saying "the main person" on the show, whom she called "Jack", repeatedly harassed her.

"Jack" told her he did not think she was a lesbian and that she ought to reevaluate her sexuality and have sex with a man, namely him. He also urged her to join him in his hotel room and asked her to re-enact sex with a woman with him.

In her second video, she said that during shooting, she got drunk with a female production assistant, went to a hotel room and woke up to find the latter on top of her.

She added that "Jack" handed her a note the next day, asking if she found him attractive. She joked that she should co-host the show and that he replied: "What are you willing to do for it?"

She said he also asked for details of her encounter with the production assistant.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 19, 2018, with the headline 'MTV show host suspended after claims of misconduct'. Print Edition | Subscribe