'Catfish' Star Nev Schulman Investigated For Sexual Misconduct By MTV


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The production of MTV's his show Catfish has been suspended as the show's host Nev Shulman faces allegations of sexual misconduct, according to The Daily Beast. "We're working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation".

In a statement to The Blast, Schulman says "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". The couple has a almost year-and-half-old daughter together.

In the film, he fell in love with a woman he met online, but later found out she was not who she had said she was, and he was heartbroken. In this particular passage, he claims he "hadn't been aware of" behaving in such a manner toward the apparent victim because the woman was "short, stocky [and] crew-cut-styled".

The Catfish creator's alleged domestic abuse incident subsequently sparked a petition via Change.org in 2014.

The show's 33-year-old host is married to Laura Perlongo.

Schulman is both the executive producer and host of Catfish, a show about investigating the reality of online relationships, and tracking down people who are impersonating, or "catfishing" others. Here, Schulman is pictured attending the Global Citizen Festival on September 26, 2015, in New York City.

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