MTV Suspends Production Of Catfish Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Nev Schulman has denied the claims.

MTV have suspended the production of Catfish after sexual misconduct allegations against the show's host, Nev Schulman, surfaced via two Youtube videos this week.

In a statement, an MTV spokesperson said, "We take these allegations very seriously".

"We are working with our third party production company to conduct a thorough investigation and we've put a pause on shooting until the investigation is completed."

Ayissha Morgan appeared on the series in 2015 and, in two Youtube videos uploaded this week, alleges that Schulman sexually harassed her during the production.

Morgan, a lesbian, claimed she was propositioned by Schulman -- who she refers to in the video by the pseudonym "Jack"-- questioning her sexuality, asking to reconsider it, and inviting her back to his hotel room.

This isn't the first time Schulman has faced controversy, the host of the series that aims to uncover the real people behind fake dating profiles was "tossed out" of Sarah Lawrence College for punching a woman in the face.

In his 2014 book In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age Schulman recounted the event saying he "hadn't been aware" that the individual he punched was a woman due to her being a "short, stocky, crew-cut styled individual".

Schulman has vehemently denied Morgan's allegations and in a statement sent by his publicist wrote, "The behaviour 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. I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions -- but these claims are false."