This isn’t looking good at all. Reports that “Catfish” host Nev Schulman was kicked out of college for assaulting a woman has resurfaced while the sexual misconduct claim against him is being investigated.
A woman that attended Sarah Lawrence College along with Schulman recounted the story of being put in a headlock and punched repeatedly to the point where she was bruised and battered enough to have to be hospitalized. The incident, that happened in 2006, resulted in Nev being permanently tossed out.
The victim explained to Vulture that the father of one was taking photos of a queer couple at a school dance. She confronted him in an effort to get him to stop but that’s when things turned violent.
“I tapped his shoulder and he turned and hit me out of nowhere, I went down and he held me in a headlock and repeatedly punched me while I tried to get free. The impact broke my glasses and the rest of the night was a blur. I got off the floor, talked to police, then went home to sleep. When I woke up the next day, my face was bruised, I was hurt, and a friend urged me to go to the hospital, which I did,” she explained.
According to Nev, this was a case of self-defense.
He told Gawker: “While I was photographing, an individual who didn’t like that I was taking pictures attempted to tackle me and smash my camera on the ground,” he explained.
“Since the camera was attached to a strap around my neck, I found myself in a very unpleasant situation, much like a dog with a choke collar. In an effort to free myself, I punched the person and ran off; when I returned minutes later, I discovered that the short, stocky, crew-cut-styled individual that I’d fought with was a woman—a fact I hadn’t been aware of in the heat of the moment. The next thing I knew, I’d been arrested. The case was dismissed almost immediately, but Sarah Lawrence took the opportunity to toss me out once and for all,” the host added.
This comes after a woman accused Nev and a crew member of sexual misconduct. A story that Schulman insists is fabricated.