Catfish Suspended as MTV Investigates Sexual Misconduct Allegations Regarding Host/EP Nev Schulman

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Catfish Suspended as MTV Investigates Sexual Misconduct Allegations Regarding Host/EP Nev Schulman

Details on the allegations are not now available, but Schulman does have a controversial incident from his past.

"We take these allegations very seriously", an MTV spokesperson told the outlet in a statement.

Schulman has a history of misconduct allegations. When he was a student at Sarah Lawrence College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the now-producer got arrested and eventually expelled after he punched a young gay woman repeatedly in the head. He recounted the incident in his book "In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age", saying he hadn't been aware the person he'd hit had been a woman because she was "short, stocky, [and] crew-cut-styled".

Schulman's accuser said she witnessed him taking pictures of LGBT couples dancing and kissing at an event, which caused her to confront him and ask him to refrain from photographing further. "The impact broke my glasses and the rest of the night was a blur". Following the allegations, MTV has temporarily suspended production of "Catfish".

Catfish Suspended as MTV Investigates Sexual Misconduct Allegations Regarding Host/EP Nev Schulman

"I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions-but these claims are false", Schulman, who is married with a 17-month-old child, told The Daily Beast in a statement.

The show itself is actually based on a documentary about Schulman's experience being catfished, which has become wildly popular since it's first air in 2012.

The story has been updated with Schulman's comment to The Hollywood Reporter.

The man behind MTV's Catfish, Nev Schulman, has been accused of sexual misconduct. Here, Schulman is pictured attending the Global Citizen Festival on September 26, 2015, in New York City.

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