MTV Suspends “Catfish”, Host Nev Schulman Accused of Sexual Misconduct

MTV Suspends “Catfish”

Yaniv “Nev” Schulman, the host of the MTV series Catfish, has been accused of sexual misconduct. The network has suspended filming to perform an investigation.

Details of the allegations are unclear. However, two videos were posted by a woman who had appeared on the show three years ago, claiming that a man she dubbed “Jack” had made several inappropriate, sexual comments.

Schulman has publicly denied the claims, and said in a statement,

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.

A MTV spokesperson said in a statement,

We take these allegations very seriously. 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.


Catfish: The TV Show is reality-based documentary television series airing on MTV about the truths and lies of online dating. The series is based on the 2010 film “Catfish” and is co-hosted by Nev Schulman and Max Joseph. It premiered on November 12, 2012.

No additional details about the investigation have been released.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams