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MTV pauses ‘Catfish’ show for sex misconduct investigation

May 18, 2018

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Nev Schulman, executive producer of the MTV series "Catfish: The TV Show," arrives at the 3rd Annual Beyond Hunger "A Place At The Table" gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. MTV has temporarily suspended shooting the show while it investigates sexual misconduct accusations made by a woman who appeared on air three years ago. Schulman denied the allegations in a statement Thursday, May 17, 2018. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, FIle)

NEW YORK (AP) — The network MTV has temporarily suspended shooting of “Catfish: The TV Show” while it investigates sexual misconduct accusations made by a woman who appeared on it three years ago.

Ayissha Morgan alleges in YouTube videos she was solicited for sex by a “main person” on the show who she identified by a made-up name, “Jack.” She also said she woke up after drinking with a female producer with the woman “on top of me.” At one point, Morgan said she joked with Jack about hiring her as his co-host.

The show’s host and executive producer is Yaniv “Nev” Schulman, who denied the allegations in a statement Thursday.

MTV says in a statement it takes “these allegations very seriously” and will conduct a thorough investigation while the show is on hiatus.

“Catfish” brings couples together who have interacted solely through the internet.

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