Chris Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra has accused the talk show host and comedian of sexual abuse. Hardwick has come and denied the claims.
Hours and hours after Chloe Dykstra implied that Chris Hardwick sexually abused her, while they were involved, the “Talking Dead”host has strongly denied the claims from his ex-girlfriend.
“These are very serious accusations and not to be taken lightly that is the reason why Ive taken the day to consider how to respond,” said Hardwick in a statement Friday night. “I was devastated to read Chloes post. Our three year relationship was not perfectwe were ultimately not a good match and arguedeven screamed with each otherbut I loved her, and did my best to elevate and support of her partner and companion, in no way and at no time did I sexually assault her.”
On the way to #SpikeTV awards ’cause SOMEONE is winning the Smart Man Award. (Los Disney Channel show starring Tahj Mowry)
Hardwick went to detail the circumstances of their separation, apparently quote of Crosby and how he was “surprised” by her online account earlier today.
“If we lived together, I found out that Chloe had cheated on me, and I ended the relationship,” Hardwick states. “For a number of weeks after we broke up, she asked to get back together with me and even told me she wanted to have children with me, ‘build a life’ with me and told me that I was ‘it’, but I had no desire to be with someone who was unfaithful,” he added in the carefully crafted response. “I am devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that does not occur. I was surprised by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and, father, I do not take any form of abuse of women.”
The response of the long-time AMC host and Nerdist founder came late in the day after ex-girlfriend Dykstra wrote a gripping first-person account of their three year relationship online.
Mandatory out-of-focus blown pre-party shot! The lotion on my legs makes me smell like a sexy air freshener. WHOOOO
While never shout Hardwick directly by the name of the Web, TV personality and cast member of Syfy’s “Heroes of Cosplay” post on Medium had plenty of details about the poor podcaster who was a powerhouse CEO of his own company, their age difference and more. Details that quite clearly were an indication of the now married Hardwick, who announced his break-up with Crosby in 2014 online.
Since Crosby went public with her claims earlier today, pressure is building on AMC halt to the June 17 debut of Season 2 of “in conversation With Chris Hardwick, either permanently or at least until a full investigation into the actress claims is carried out. The cabler and the home of “The Walking Dead” remained silent on the matter, but sources tell Deadline that executives have been mulling over the resources of the representatives of the “Talk” to guests to address the situation.
Couple playing a major presence next month at San Diego Comic-Con, because he has in the past few years, there is no word if Hardwick will moderate the first panel of the first female “Doctor Who” Jodie Whittaker or the Hall H return of “The Walking Dead.”
Mmm. Nice @nerdist. (Shot by @gregdestefano)
In her essay this morning, I outlined a relationship that limitations of her going out at night with male friends or speak in public. Most devastating, she also claimed that she was the victim of sexual and emotional abuse by the unnamed ex-boyfriend.
Dykstra also claimed that after she broke up with him, Hardwick and a female colleague worked successfully to have her on the black list of the industry, the call of companies they were employed by to get me fired by threatening to never to work with them.
In addition, Dykstra is also on Twitter to her claims and the response they had received:
I calmly posted an article today, not to the Medium. It clearly made the rounds. I am overwhelmed and I want to thank all of you for your support and kind words – they mean a lot to me. I can take some time to turn off the internet, please know your support means everything to me.
— Chloe Dykstra (@skydart) June 15, 2018
Before my break, I want to address something re: the company he founded. If I understand it correctly, the person is not associated with that company for a number of years, and I hope that they will not suffer as a result of my essay. Be kind to them, they are good people.
— Chloe Dykstra (@skydart) June 15, 2018
However, the accusations did quickly prompt now Nerdist owners Legendary Entertainment on Friday proved from a reference to Hardwick on the site he founded. name of the website he started.
“Chris Hardwick” had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years prior to the termination of his contract in December 2017, Legendary said. He no longer has any affiliation with the Legendary Digital Networks. The company has already removed the reference to Mr Hardwick, even if the original Founder of Nerdist pending further investigation.
This story originally appeared in Deadline.