MTV has suspended production of Catfish, the world’s most depressing dating show, after host Nev Schulman—known for his woke elevator selfies and punching a woman in the face while he was a student at Sarah Lawrence—was accused of sexual misconduct.
I don’t really understand what ATTN: is (they call themselves an “issues-driven media company” with a “mission to deliver engaging content to a mobile-first audience,” though that’s just a meaningless series of words designed sound good to investors), but I do know they rack up serious Facebook views and that Catfish…
Participating in a University of Chicago live taping of David Axelrod’s podcast The Axe Files, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart got a bit rankled when an audience member asked about frequent Daily Show guest Louis C.K. and what thought goes into booking someone with an alleged history of sexual harassment.
It was only in September that our friend Nev Schulman took the brave, bold step of declaring the elevator he happened to be riding in, "abuse free," a direct reference to NFL player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancé in an elevator.
Yesterday, CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi responded to allegations of sexual misconduct with a long, rambling, self-indulgent non-apology. He's certainly not the first man to do so.
Catfish producer Nev Schulman's story about a fateful night where he had to "defend himself" by punching a woman is crumbling before his MTV-bankrolled eyes. The woman he assaulted has come forward with her own account of the incident and it's exactly what everyone else is saying—except Nev.
Catfish producer Nev Schulman decided to jump into the Ray Rice domestic abuse conversation by declaring his elevator "abuse free." In a selfie. In which he gingerly touched his chest because, hashtag #RESPECT.
Catfish—a documentary, spun as a mystery/thriller, about a cross-country romantic relationship built on Facebook—generated lots of buzz, but also criticism over its honesty, exploitative nature, and general, well, fishiness. 20/20 investigated, interviewing the stars and filmmakers. (Spoilers ahead.)