Hit MTV reality tv series catfish, which sees people, who have met online, find out the real identities of their online partners, has been suspended after allegations of sexual assault were made against co-host Nev Schulman.
The allegations were made by a former participant in the show after a video was posted on YouTube in which the female, who hasn’t been named for legal reasons, claims she was sexually assaulted by the star.
Mr Schulman has denied the allegations by stating that the actions described in the YouTube video “did not happen.”
According to NewYork Daily News, MTV have stated that the show will be suspended for the immediate future to ensure that a “thorough investigation” can be carried out.
The participant making the allegations claims that an act of inappropriate conduct occurred during the filming of the 2015 series. In the video, posted on May 12th, the female participant says that the host questioned her lesbian sexuality before propositioning her for sex.
Responding to the accusation, Schulmann replied:
“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.”
MTV is investigating the claim with the help of Critical Content production Company.
Filming will be suspended until the completion of the investigation.