Nev Schulman recently revealed that the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him stressed him out so much that it gave him shingles.
Schulman is the star of the show Catfish. In May, Ayissha Morgan from the fourth season of the show created a video accusing the ‘main person’ of the show of questioning her sexuality. She also said that this person implied that she should have sex with him as well.
Schulman sat down for an interview with Josh Peck for the Cadence 13 podcast Curious, during which he brought up this time in his life. He said, “I was so stressed and I was so out of control and desperately trying to, whatever, get it into my control that I actually got shingles.”
He got them on his head, saying it was ‘very uncomfortable’ and that he still deals with ‘really bad’ headaches because of them.
Nev explained that his wife Laura was the one to bring these claims to his attention, He immediately sent the video to his producer and asked what they should respond with.
He explained, “Understandably, if someone is making a claim against a public figure, especially a woman against a man, people are going to notice. I knew it was sort of a ticking time bomb.”
MTV suspended the show, saying it would investigate before making any decisions. Schulman addressed the situation on the podcast, saying, “I’m not a squeaky clean guy. I’ve made some mistakes in the past of which I’ve been transparent about and learned from and apologized when appropriate but this was particularly upsetting because it was not true.”
He further explained:
“I remembered very clearly this girl and the episode and the things she was saying were just so not only not true but [also] so far out of my realm of the character of who I am that anyone who knows me, who took the time to actually listen to what she said, would immediately tell you, like, there’s no way. There’s no way Nev would say those things. It was so exaggerated and absurd. But, you know, I became one of those an unfortunate list of people who’s sort of labeled a pervert, or gross, or disgusting, or just sort of disrespectful and, like you say, is sort of assumed guilty.”
MTV has since resumed the show’s filming, having determined that the claims were not credible.
Watch Ayissha Morgan’s video here: