'Catfish' To Resume After Nev Schulman Allegations Found To Be 'Not Credible'
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The MTV TV show Catfish is to resume production after an investigation found that allegations of sexual misconduct against the show's host Nev Schulman were 'not credible'.
Back in May the show was forced to stop because of allegations made about Schulman by one of the show's guests, Ayissha Morgan.
Morgan said that Schulman had tried to pressure her into having sex with him, and posted two videos to YouTube in which she alleged that the presenter had asked her to accompany him to a hotel room.
In the video Morgan said: "I'm shook because the way [Schulman] portrays [himself] on TV is totally different from the jackass [he is] in person.
"He was just pushing and pushing and pushing."
Schulman, who is married and has an 18-month-old child, has denied the allegations from the beginning.
He told the Daily Beast: "The behaviour described in this video did not happen and 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."
In a statement made to Deadline, MTV said: "Although we never received a formal complaint, MTV and Critical Content immediately engaged an independent third party investigator.
"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."
After the conclusion of the investigation Schulman tweeted his thanks to the fans and friends who had supported him through his ordeal.
Catfish follows Max Joseph and Schulman as they try to unmask the true identities of people hiding behind online profiles to fool people in starting up relationships with them.
It was created by Schulman, Joseph, and Schulman's brother, the filmmaker and director Ariel Schulman.
The TV programme is based upon a 2010 documentary film of the same name that was directed by Ariel. After the success and critical acclaim of the feature length documentary, MTV picked the show up as Catfish: The TV Show with Nev Schulman as the host.
It has been on MTV for seven seasons so far.