So shocking! Nev Schulman, co-host of the MTV series ‘Catfish’, allegedly punched a female student in the face in 2006 while he was attending Sarah Lawrence College.
Nev Schulman took to Twitter on Sept. 8 to condemn domestic abuse in light of the Ray Rice scandal, but now it appears that Nev himself has allegedly been a perpetrator of violence against women. While the Catfish star has claimed that he was the one who was attacked during the 2006 incident, a new eyewitness source claims Nev’s side of the story is “bulls**t.”
Did Nev Schulman Punch A Woman? — Why ‘Catfish‘ Star Was Expelled From College
In his new book, In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age, Nev recalls a shocking altercation that took place during his time at Sarah Lawrence College:
While I was photographing, an individual who didn’t like that I was taking pictures attempted to tackles me and smash my camera on the ground. 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 I’d fought with was a woman – a fact that I hadn’t been aware of in the heat of the moment. The next thing I knew, I’d been arrested.
But according to one eyewitness source, that’s not how it went down.
“Nev stuck his camera in the face of two girls kissing and was sort of taking a picture and she shoved the camera away. He was very angry about this and he just decks her,” the source told Page Six on Sept. 10.
“There’s Nev’s version, which to be honest, I think is bulls**t,” the source added. “He f**king hit her. He sort off winded up and boom.”
Another source close to Nev claims that the Catfish co-host was attacked at a dance where “girls dress as boys, boys dress as girls.”
“I saw somebody with a white button down shirt, a black tie, attack him. This person probably had a good 30 or 40 lbs. on him. We both thought it was a man,” the insider explained.
“The case was dismissed almost immediately,” Nev added in his book, “but Sarah Lawrence took to the opportunity to toss me out once and for all.”
Nev Schulman Tweets About Ray Rice: ‘Cowards Make Me Sick’
Nev took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the Ray Rice scandal on Sept. 8, posting a photo of himself in an elevator and tweeting:
The tweet has since been removed but Nev released the following statement after facing public scrutiny over his message:
In college, I was in a situation where I was forced to defend myself, after being suddenly attacked. Charges were brought, but my case was almost immediately dismissed as this was clearly a case of self-defense. My post was meant to raise awareness and support for everyone affected by the awful abuses of domestic violence.
So what do YOU think about all this, HollywoodLifers? Do you believe Nev’s side of the story? Let us know.
— Tierney McAfee