The host of MTV's Catfish, Nev Schulman, is being accused of sexual misconduct. "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".
"Details on the allegations are not now available, but Schulman does have a controversial incident from his past".
Schulman has an alleged history of harassment.
In the film, he fell in love with a woman he met online, but later found out she was not who she had said she was, and he was heartbroken.
Bizarrely, he admitted to the incident and even defended his actions, saying he believed the "short, stocky, crew-cut-styled" individual he beat up was a man. "I didn't tackle him and I certainly didn't choke him with his camera strap", the unidentified woman told Vulture at the time. "The impact broke my glasses and the rest of the night was a blur". The MTV series is hosted by Schulman as he follows similar stories of people being "catfished", duped into online romantic relationships by people posing as others.
Schulman, 33, married Laura Perlongo in 2017. Together, the couple has parented one child, daughter Cleo James. Schulman also serves as an executive producer on the series.
A request for comment from Schulman was not immediately returned.