MTV suspends Catfish production as host Nev Schulman is investigated for sexual misconduct
Catfish star Nev Schulman has been accused of sexual misconduct.
In a YouTube video posted May 12, Ayissha Morgan — who appeared on the MTV reality show in 2015 — claims she was sexually harassed by Schulman during the production.
MTV has temporarily suspended production on Catfish: The TV Show to investigate the allegations, according to The Daily Beast.
“We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson told The Daily Beast in a statement. “We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.”
There is no information on the alleged misconduct that led to the halt in production, but Schulman denies the allegations. “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,” he said in a statement. “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false.”
Schulman, 33, serves as the host and executive producer for the popular MTV show, which investigates online relationships and exposes people who impersonate others on the internet — and is based on his 2010 documentary.
Catfish: The TV Show first aired in 2012 and is currently in its seventh season.
Schulman is married to Laura Perlongo, with whom he shares daughter Cleo James.
This article originally appeared on People.com