'NCIS' actor Adam Croasdell claims he got catfished and harassed online

Actor Adam Croasdell claims he has been catfished by a 24-year-old woman named Gabriella Winters and is now being harassed.


                            'NCIS' actor Adam Croasdell claims he got catfished and harassed online

Adam Croasdell, best known for his roles on shows like 'Preacher,' 'Reign,' and 'NCIS,' approached the police claiming that he had been catfished by someone who is now harassing him online.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Adam, 38, says he began communicating with the owner of the Instagram account @topthatpose in April 2017, and that the two eventually exchanged digits and began talking daily.

Adam says the person claimed she was a 24-year-old woman named Gabriella Winters, and they developed a relationship ... but "Gabriella" would always find an excuse to avoid meeting with him ... even on FaceTime. Adam reportedly broke things off in July 2017, but he began getting bombarded with harassing emails and social media messages shortly after.

Actor Adam Croasdell attends the premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' Season 3 on June 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC )
Actor Adam Croasdell attends the premiere of AMC's 'Preacher' Season 3 on June 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for AMC )

Adam claims he was getting 10-50 messages a day from "Gabriella" through hundreds of different accounts. He added that the catfisher even pretended to be various members of Gabriella's family.

The cops have now released a search warrant for the suspect's online accounts, and perhaps that is the only help the actor will be receiving.

The popular MTV 'Catfish' series is not available to help the catfish victims anymore because recently it was announced that one-half of the series’ co-hosts was leaving. On August 8, Max Joseph announced that he would be exiting the show to pursue his filmmaking career, with his final episode airing on August 22. 

Max Joseph released a statement saying; “Hey guys, the time has come, sadly, for me to move on from 'Catfish.' Working on this show for the last seven years has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I've learned a lot about myself, my country and human nature in general. Nev [Schulman] and I have become brothers, and our bromance has blossomed before your eyes.” 

“For a while now I have been straddling two careers as a TV host and filmmaker and, while this level of busy-ness is a dream come true, my life can no longer sustain it," he continued. "With 'Catfish' still going strong after 7 seasons, 115 episodes, 31 specials and showing no sign of slowing down, I feel it is finally the time for me to make my exit. Although I have a heavy heart, I am also excited for everything that's to come for myself, for Nev, for our crew, and for the show. Thank you for watching, thank you for the love and for the memes."