MTV to resume ‘Catfish’ after allegations against Nev Schulman deemed ‘not credible’

A third-party investigator has dismissed the claims.

MTV has announced that it will resume production on Catfish after sexual allegations against host Nev Schulman were deemed ‘not credible’.

The show, which explores the dangers of online dating, was suspended in May after a former guest on the show claimed that she had been harassed by Schulman.

Ayissha Morgan, who appeared in 2015, posted two YouTube videos in which she said she was harassed by “the main person” on the show.

In a statement, Schulman responded by saying that the “behaviour described” by Morgan “did not happen”, adding: “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.”

He continued: “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions—but these claims are false.”

But the network has now confirmed that the popular show will return after a third-party investigator was introduced by MTV to probe the claims.

“The independent investigator found the allegations made in the YouTube videos to be not credible and without merit,” a statement from MTV confirmed.

“Given the results of the investigation, ‘Catfish’ will resume filming,” the statement continued.

“We take these matters very seriously and are committed to providing a safe working environment.”

Posting on Twitter, Schulman wrote: ““Appreciate the support from you and so many others. Excited to get back to work!”

MTV is yet to reveal when the show will make an official return.