MTV pauses Catfish show for sex misconduct investigation

2018-05-18 09:55

New York — The network MTV has temporarily suspended shooting of Catfish: The TV Show while it investigates sexual misconduct accusations made by a woman who appeared on it three years ago.

Ayissha Morgan alleges in YouTube videos that she was solicited for sex by a "main person" on the show who she identified by a made-up name, "Jack." She also said she woke up after drinking with a female producer with the woman "on top of me." At one point, Morgan said she joked with Jack about hiring her as his co-host.

The show's host and executive producer is Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, who denied the allegations in a statement on Thursday.

MTV said in a statement it takes "these allegations very seriously" and will conduct a thorough investigation while the show is on hiatus.

Catfish brings couples together who have interacted solely through the internet.

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