MTV has halted production on its reality series Catfish following allegations of sexual misconduct made against executive producer and host Yaniv “Nev” Schulman.
The series see Schulman investigate online relationships and revealing whether identities are real or fictionalised.
“We take these allegations very seriously,” a spokesperson for MTV said of the allegations. “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 has told the Hollywood Reporter, “The behaviour 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.”
Catfish, which has been screening since 2012, has aired in Australia on both MTV and ABC2.