Nev Schulman became widely known after he created a documentary back in 2010 and shared it with the world. In his documentary, he revealed that he had gotten “duped” over Facebook by a woman who used another female’s photo as her own and a fake name. His documentary eventually led to the development of the MTV show “Catfish.” If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch the show, which has been airing for a few years now, Shulman hosts it and he and Max Joseph follow people around who “fall for each other online yet often lie about who they are.”
While the show caught the attention of many, it has recently been suspended after a woman posted videos on YouTube claiming she was sexually harassed during the shooting of the program in 2015, according to the New York Times. Ayissha Morgan, who was the guest on a Season 4 episode, said in her video that “the main person” on the show whom she used the pseudonym Jack, “repeatedly harassed her during production.” Morgan, who is gay, said that “Jack” would hit on her for hours and tell her things like “he didn’t think she was a lesbian and that she ought to re-evaluate her sexuality and have sex with a man.” She claims “Jack” was referring to himself as that man.
Morgan also said that she was urged to join “Jack” in his hotel room and “asked her to re-enact sex with a woman with him.” After releasing the first video that revealed these allegations, she only posted the second one after her condition was met which was that the video had to receive 500 likes. Once the condition was met, she released a second video where she said that “during shooting she got very drunk with a female production assistant, went to the woman’s hotel room, and that as she was passing “in and out of consciousness,” she woke up to a woman on top of her.”
The next day, “Jack” allegedly handed her a note asking whether she found him attractive. She replied by making a joke to “Jack” saying that perhaps she should be a co-host, and he replied with, “What are you willing to do for it?” Morgan claims “Jack” also asked for details from the encounter she had with the female production assistant.
Shulman Denies Any Wrongdoing
Shulman issued a statement after the accusations came out and said that the misconduct he has been accused of “did not happen.” He also said, “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions- but these claims are false.” But, because Critical Content, which is the company that produces the show, takes these allegations very seriously, the network has put “Catfish” on pause until an internal investigation is conducted.
Although this case is a “he said, she said” matter until more evidence can be revealed, it is important that anyone who feels they have been sexually harassed in MS while at work or in another setting, discuss their matter with a Gulfport, MS sexual misconduct attorney. USAttorneys.com can place you in contact with professionals who can evaluate your claims and determine if you, in fact, have a legitimate case on your hands. If you think you are a victim and would like to meet with a legal representative, call us today so that we can help you locate a lawyer in your area.