Well, here’s a headline most of you never expected to be reading: Nev Schulman, the super-nice guy from MTV’s dating docu-series Catfish, may not be as nice as we all originally thought, because he claims to have punched a girl.
Schulman has come under fire recently for an incident that took place back in 2006, when he was allegedly arrested and expelled in his junior year at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, after hitting a female student, as he revealed in his newly released book In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age.
The star claims that he was taking photos of friends at a dance titled Sleaze Ball when a woman attacked him and tackled him to the ground in an attempt to smash his camera.
“In an effort to free myself,” he writes, “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.
“The case was dismissed almost immediately, but Sarah Lawrence took the opportunity to toss me out once and for all. I never even finished my junior year. My attitude was, ‘Never mind. No big deal. I had it coming.'”
However, sources tell Page Six that the way that Schulman described the events is not what really happened.
“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 the publication on Tuesday.
Now the burning question is: Is Schulman a hypocrite? He has openly tweeted his disgust for domestic violence and condemned NFL star Ray Rice for his abuse against his wife Janay Rice, yet he too has shown violence toward a female.
In a now-deleted tweet, Schulman reportedly posted a photo of himself in an elevator and wrote, “Cowards make me sick. Real men show strength through patience & honor. This elevator is abuse free. #RESPECT”