MTV suspends Catfish production as host Nev Schulman is investigated for sexual misconduct

Catfish star
Nev Schulman has been accused of sexual misconduct.

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. PEOPLE has reached out to MTV and a rep for Schulman.


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.

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