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Chris Hardwick loses AMC show & multiple Comic-Con gigs following ex-gf's abuse claims

AMC pulled their talk show with Chris Hardwick, and he is being taken off moderating panels at Comic-Con after sexual abuse allegations surface.


Emily Treadgold


Chris Hardwick has denied sexual and mental abuse allegations by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dystra. She published an essay about the alleged abuse last Friday. The AMC talk-show host is now facing the backlash from the accusations.

 

AMC is pulling his show Talking with Chris Hardwick; he's also been dropped from panels he was moderating for San Diego Comic-Con.

 

The network issued a statement saying, "We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years. We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously. While we assess the situation, Talking with Chris Hardwick will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month."

We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years. We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously.

Hardwick issued an apology following the backlash, saying, "I was heartbroken to read Chloes post. Our three year relationship was not perfect we were ultimately not a good match and argues 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 talk-show host then claimed she cheated on him and that's how the relationship ended.

 

"For several weeks after we broke up, she asked to get back together with me and even told me she wanted to have kids with me, 'build a life' with me and told me that I was 'the one,' but I did not want to be with someone who was unfaithful," he added. "I'm devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur. I was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women."

Donald Glover was scheduled to be on his talk show on Sunday, but the interview will probably never happen. TMZ reported that Hardwick would also be pulled from the Kaaboo Festival in California.

 

Nerdist, the site founded by Hardwick, also cut ties with him after the accusations surfaced. There's no word yet on his show Talking Dead which is about the hit AMC show The Walking Dead. He also host's the NBC game show The Wall.

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