Nev Schulman is off the hook (pun intended) for the sexual harassment claims waged by Ayisha Morgan, who appeared on Catfish in 2015.
After conducting an investigation into what took place during filming for the episode, MTV has cleared Schulman of wrongdoing and filming for Season 7 has resumed.
Filming was stopped and an investigation began after Morgan, who appeared on the show during Season 4, shared two videos via YouTube, claiming that the show’s “main person” was inappropriate with her. MTV halted production immediately after learning of the videos even though a formal complaint was never filed.
Production of the popular MTV reality show was halted for just over a month while the investigation was conducted. After finding nothing to back up Ayisha Morgan’s claims, the network issued a statement.
“Although we never received a formal complaint, MTV and Critical Content immediately engaged an independent third party investigator,” the statement read. “The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit. Given the results of the investigation, Catfish will resume filming. We take these matters very seriously and are committed to providing a safe working environment.”
Nev Schulman denied the sexual harassment allegations from the beginning of the investigation. In a message to his fans soon after Catfish filming was halted, he said: “The behavior described in this video did not happen. 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.”
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