After a woman claimed to have been sexually assaulted by MTV’s Catfish host, #NevSchulman, there has been more evidence that has resurfaced from Schulman’s past that adds insult to injury in the case.
According to People, Schulman was expelled from Sarah Lawrence College after allegedly punching a woman. The incident supposedly happened at a school dance in 2006. Vulture reported that the woman said Nev was at the dance taking pictures of “queer couples dancing and kissing without their permission.” So she confronted him.
⠀When she did she says this happened: ”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,” she alleged. “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 never pressed charges.
Schulman has never tried to hide the incident, he even spoke about it in his 2014 memoir “In Real Life: Love, Lies, & Identity In The Digital Age”. He wrote, “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. 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.”