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Chloe Dykstra accuses ex-boyfriend Chris Hardwick of emotional, sexual abuse in gut-wrenching post

Chloe Dykstra pens an essay about suffering from intense emotional abuse from her ex-boyfriend, and many assume it's about Chris Hardwick.


Emily Treadgold


In an upsetting essay released Friday, Chloe Dykstra has joined the #MeToo movement and came out about an allegedly abusive relationship she endured. She claims the relationship resulted in sexual assault and being blacklisted as an actress.

 

Throughout, Dykstra appeared to accuse but did not name her former boyfriend of three years Chris Hardwick.

 

The essay details alleged rules that were in place for her to follow in the relationship. Dykstra claims she had to reserve her nights for her boyfriend; she wasnt allowed to have male friends, she couldnt drink alcohol or speak in public places because he was paranoid that people were listening to her.

I made the choice to accept his controlling behavior, as he'd just left his lo girlfriend and I assumed that he was going through some serious emotional discomfort. This was a huge mistake.

"I made the choice to accept his controlling behavior, as he'd just left his lo girlfriend and I assumed that he was going through some serious emotional discomfort. This was a huge mistake," she said in the essay.

 

Dykstra claimed she was also pressured into taking a job at his company and only agreed so he wouldn't be upset. She also says she was forced to have sex with him every time he came home from work, writing, "I was expected to be ready for him when he came home from work." 

 

One time when Dykstra didn't feel well, the celebrity made a veiled threat, telling her that he broke up with his last girlfriend because of lack of sex and she took it as a threat. She complied, but states she "laid there for him, occasionally in tears," a sight she claimed he called "starfishing."

 

"He thought the whole idea was funny," The actress added of the alleged sexual abuse. "To be fair, I did go along with it out of fear of losing him. I'm still recovering from being sexually used (not in a super fun way) for three years."

Dykstra went on to write that she had a curfew and was often berated for not answering calls. She was suffering from anorexia and a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. The actress said she contemplated suicide and was in constant fear. 

 

She finally left after three years for someone else. The unnamed ex then tried to get her fired and have her blacklisted from Hollywood. He threatened to stop working with the places she had jobs. 

 

Now, she is hopeful about her future, saying, "This story, post, whatever this is, serves as both closures for me as I say farewell to my twenties and stumble my way into my thirties, and it serves as a warning for every single one of you, regardless of gender...Please, please, keep an eye out for those red flags."

 

Many are thinking the article is about Chris Hardwick, an actor, and comedian, that she dated. His company, The Nerdist, grew out of a podcast he created.

 

Now, The Nerdist has removed him entirely from their site.  A Legendary spokesperson took to Twitter on Friday to release a statement: "Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017. He no longer has any affiliation with Legendary Digital Networks. The company has removed all reference to Mr. Hardwick even as the original founder of Nerdist pending further investigation."

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