MTV has put production of a long-running series on hold and has begun an investigation into allegations against one of the show’s hosts.
Variety reports that the channel suspended filming on the popular reality show “Catfish” to look into accusations of sexual misconduct by Yaniv “Nev” Schulman.
“Details of the allegations are unclear, but surfaced earlier this week when two YouTube videos were posted by a woman who had appeared on the show three years ago, claiming that a man she dubbed ‘Jack’ had made several inappropriate, sexual comments,” Variety reports.
MTV said in a statement today: “We take these allegations very seriously. 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 denied the allegations, providing a statement to Variety in which he said: “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.”