MTV Resumes Filming ‘Catfish’, Says Sexual Harassment Claims Against Nev Schulman Are ‘Baseless’
MTV finds sexual harassment claims against Nev Schulman are ‘baseless’ and resumes filming ‘Catfish.’ Get the scoop.
The network suspended the show after Ayissha Morgan, who appeared on Season Four of the MTV series in 2015, posted a video on YouTube accusing Nev of sexually harassing her.
Ayissha said, “He just kept asking me, ‘Are you a lesbian or are you bisexual?’ I was like, ‘I’m a lesbian for the 50th f—king time.'”
She claims Nev, who she referred to as “Jack” in the video told her, “I don’t think you’re a lesbian … I don’t think you met the right guy yet, do you think I’m attractive?”
Nev Schulman vehemently denied the allegations telling Page Six:
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.
MTV concluded their investigation and found the accusations had no merit. They released the following statement to US Weekly:
Although we never received a formal complaint, MTV and Critical Content immediately engaged an independent third party investigator. The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit.
Given the results of the investigation, “Catfish” will resume filming. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to providing a safe working environment.
I’m sure Nev is happy this is over.