AMC postpones Chris Hardwick show amidst current allegations


TV host and internet personality Chris Hardwick has become the latest celebrity to be hit with a sexual assault scandal.

Early Friday morning, Chris Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra published an article on Medium allegedly detailing their relationship.

In it, Dykstra claims her relationship with Hardwick was one filled with sexual and emotional abuse.  She alleges that Hardwick would forbid her from having any male friends, speaking in public, drinking alcohol or going out at night without him.

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She also claimed to be a victim of sexual assault saying “I was expected to be ready for him when he came home from work.”

Perhaps the most troubling though are her claims of being black-balled by Hardwick.  According to Dykstra, once she ended things with Hardwick, he and a female colleague “steamrolled” her career.  She alleges that Hardwick had his influence to “get me fired by threatening to never work with them.”

Dykstra noticeably doesn’t mention Hardwick by name.  However, details such as the timing and length of their relationship has led readers to put two and two together.

After almost a full day’s silence, Hardwick issued a response to the allegations.

"“I was heartbroken to read Chloe’s post.  Our three year relationship was not perfect—we were ultimately not a good match and argued—even shouted at each other—but I loved her, and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her.”"

The fallout against Hardwick has been swift.  Less than two days since Dykstra’s accusations were published, his talk show on AMC, Talking with Chris Hardwick, has been postponed according to Deadline. They also reported that Patty Hearst, Hardwick’s mother-in-law, also stepped in to defend him with a tweet which read “Beware the person who stabs you and then tells the world they’re the one who’s bleeding.

What’s more, he’s now decided to step away from moderating the AMC and BBC America panels at next month’s Comic-Con in San Diego.

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The Nerdist took things a step further and removed any and all mention of him on the site.  This includes his status as The Nerdist’s original founder and former owner.

However, his future status as the host of the NBC game shows The Wall, remains up in the air.

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