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MTV Pauses ‘Catfish’ Show for Sex Misconduct Investigation

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Nev Schulman attends Supermarche Celebrates 10 years of Hustle and Films on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for Supermarche)

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.