Nev Schulman is getting support from his colleagues after MTV suspended production on “Catfish,” and the crew is claiming the woman’s story doesn’t add up.
In a statement to The Blast, Schulman says “The behavior described in this video did not happen and 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 also says, “I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions – but these claims are false.”
The Blast spoke with a longtime staffer from “Catfish” who said that Nev has the full support of the staff, and believes Ayissha Morgan’s story is inconsistent.
The main comment the staff doesn’t believe is that Schulman would ever tell a gay woman that he could turn her straight and that he would “tear your ass up.” We’re told the “Catfish” staff is comprised of many staffers from the LGBTQ community, and they believe he would never insinuate such a thing.
We’re told Schulman is admittedly flirtatious with people, but are adamant he does not cross the line.
The staffer also told us schedule and shooting times from Morgan’s episode contradict the times she claims to have been involved in the alleged situation with Schulman
Sources close to the situation tell us they also believe Morgan is using the current temperature in society towards sexual misconduct to take advantage of her situation. They point out that Morgan posted highly edited videos with music describing the incidents, but also asked that people subscribe and follow her channel, including asking for “500 Likes.”
As we reported, MTV suspended production on the show while they investigate the claims.