MTV has temporarily suspended “Catfish: The TV Show” while it investigates sexual misconduct accusations made by a woman who appeared on it three years ago.
Ayissha Morgan describes in two YouTube videos that she posted earlier in the week — how she was solicited for sex by a “main person” on the show whom she identified as“Jack” (a made up name she gave to the show’s “main person”). She also claims to have woke up after drinking with a female producer with the woman “on top of me.” Morgan said she joked with Jack about hiring her as his co-host which points the finger at the show’s host and executive producer Yaniv “Nev” Schulman.
Nev denied the allegations in a statement on Thursday 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,” he said. “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false.”
MTV 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.”
Schulman, 33, is married to Laura Perlongo and the two share a daughter, Cleo James together.