I would like to get to a place where these allegations stop flooding in, but at this rate I don’t think that day will come for a long while. According to The Wrap, AMC has pulled Talking with Chris Hardwick from its schedule after accusations of abuse were made from his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.
Not only will Chris Hardwick lose his show on AMC, but the network also supported removing him from the 2018 Comic-Con panels. “We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years. We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously,” AMC stated.
Hardwick’s content on the Nerdist website, which he was a co-founder of, was also taken down on Friday. NBC is currently assessing the situation to determine if they need to suspend production on the third season of the game show, The Wall. “These allegations about Chris Hardwick took us by surprise as we have had a positive working relationship with him,” NBC stated, “we are continuing to assess the situation and will take appropriate action based on the outcome.”
He had many shows with many television networks. Most people know Hardwick from his work with AMC, where his show, Talking Dead aired after the second season of The Walking Dead. There were numerous shows in the “Talking” series; one for Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, and even Preacher. It is unclear if these allegations will have any impact on his status at AMC moving forward.
Dykstra’s publication of a Medium post late Thursday evening accused Hardwick of “controlling behavior” and “sexual assault” when they were still together, four years ago. Dykstra claimed that her ex-boyfriend, presumably Hardwick (as she never mentioned a name), and another female colleague made several attempts to get Dykstra fired, and according to her, it worked; she was “blacklisted.” One thing is clear: this predatory behavior from men in power needs to stop.