‘Catfish’ Will Resume After MTV Finds Allegations ‘Not Credible’
Posted June 24, 2018 5:36 p.m. EDT
“Catfish” will resume filming after an investigation into a sexual harassment allegation against the show’s co-host Nev Schulman turned up empty.
“Catfish,” which airs on MTV, explores the perils of online dating and attempts to uncover true identities behind false online profiles. In May, Ayissha Morgan, a guest on the show in 2015, posted two YouTube videos in which she said she was harassed by “the main person” on the show. She said that her alleged harasser, whom she referred to using the pseudonym “Jack,” hit on her for hours and urged her to join him in his hotel room multiple times. She also described a sexual encounter with a female production assistant during which Morgan was passing “in and out of consciousness.”
Schulman denied the allegations. But MTV halted filming, suspended Schulman and hired a third-party investigator to look into the claims.
On Saturday, MTV released a statement to Deadline saying that the show would resume: “The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit,” the company wrote.
“Given the results of the investigation, ‘Catfish’ will resume filming,” the statement continued. “We take these matters very seriously and are committed to providing a safe working environment.”
Schulman responded to the news on Twitter, writing “Appreciate the support from you and so many others. Excited to get back to work!”
Neither MTV nor Morgan responded to requests for comment.