MTV Suspends ‘Catfish’ in Light of Sexual-Misconduct Claims

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MTV has temporarily halted production of “Catfish: The TV Show” as it investigates allegations of sexual misconduct involving the program’s host and executive producer, Nev Schulman, The Daily Beast can reveal.

“We take these allegations very seriously,” an MTV spokesperson said in a statement. “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.”

The show, now in its seventh season, began airing in 2012. In it, Schulman investigates online relationships, attempting to verify whether people are who they say they are on the internet.

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