Nev Schulman, Host of MTV's Catfish, Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Yup, him too.

On Thursday afternoon, MTV announced that it has suspended production on the reality series Catfish due to troubling allegations against host Nev Schulman.

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The details behind these allegations are unknown at this time, but this is what the cable network said to The Daily Beast in a statement:

“We take these allegations very seriously. We’re working with Critical Content, our third party production company, to conduct a thorough investigation.”

Schulman, who also serves as executive producer on Catfish, has been the main man in front of the camera since the program's debut in 2012.

Now in its seventh season, Catfish centers on Schulman's investigations into online relationships, as he tries to verify whether people are who they actually say they are on the Internet.

It is based on a 2010 documentary of the same name that was also created by Schulman.

In the film, Schulman chronicles how he fell in love with a woman he met online, but was left heartbroken upon learning all the ways in which she misrepresented herself throughout their exchanges.

On the MTV show, he and filmmaking partner Max Joseph set out to assist others who may be in a similar predicament.

Nev Schulman on Bravo

The series has become so popular that the term "Catfished" is now used in any situation that involves one side of an online relationship lying about his or her identity to the other side.

(Sister Wives star Meri Brown, for example, was the victim of a catfishing in 2016.)

Schulman is 33 years old and is married to Laura Perlongo.

The couple are parents to a 17-month old girl named Cleo and co-host a web series, “We Need to Talk,” for ATTN.

"It’s basically a show about relationships," Nev told Us Weekly last year, adding:

"What do you do when you do find it and you want to keep it? You gotta work through some sh-t.

"This is a show that’s honest and sometimes a little embarrassing, but it’s real and it’s about the things that come up when you’re a couple."

Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo

In response to the allegations against him, Schulman has said the following to The Daily Beast:

"I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions - but these claims are false."

Over the past several months, of course, more and more women have felt empowered by what has been dubbed the #MeToo movement.

They have come out with accusations against such stars as Matt Lauer, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose and movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

It's very possible that none of these men ever work in Hollywood again.

And while it's too early to say for certain, it's now possible that the same will apply for Nen Schulman.

UPDATE: The woman who has accused Schulman was reportedly appeared on Catfish on Season 4.

She says Schulman and a production assistant peppered her with questions about her sexuality and made her feel uncomfortable by praising her looksoverand over.

According to THIS REPORT, she also alleges that the unnamed PA plied her with alcohol and assaulted her.

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