Chris Hardwick returns to the AMC, following an investigation of sexual violence claims made against the TV host.
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Chris Hardwick, the geek-culture enthusiast and host of AMC’s “Talking Dead” who faced sexual assault allegations from an ex-girlfriend, back to the zombie-themed talk show, after a comprehensive assessment” by the network, it was reported on Wednesday.
Chloe Dkystra, Hardwick, the ex of three years, claimed in June that the talk show host sexually abused her, that Hardwick vehemently denied, stating that he “did my best to uplist and support of her partner and companion, in no way and at no time did I sexually assault her.”
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Hardwick was then pulled from his hosting gig at the AMC and lost the chance to appear at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend.
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“We take this matter very seriously, and given the information that is available to us after a very careful assessment, including conversations with numerous people, we believe the return of Chris at work is the right step,” the network said in a statement to Deadline.
Hardwick will reportedly return to the air on Aug. 12 after the mid-season premiere of “Fear The Walking Dead.”
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