The move follows allegations of abuse from an ex-girlfriend.
June 16, 2018
One day after Chloe Dykstra penned a scathing account of her abusive relationship with Chris Hardwick, AMC has announced that it will no longer be airing Talking with Chris Hardwick - at least for the time being.
The decision comes just one day before the pop culture talk show was scheduled to debut its second season, and puts Hardwick's entire working relationship with the cable network in jeopardy. His planned appearances at next month's Comic-Con convention have also been cancelled.
In a statement released earlier today, AMC said, "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."
Dykstra's allegations originally came to light in the early hours of Friday morning, when word spread that the actress had written a lengthy, unlisted post on website Medium, detailing her troubled, three-year relationship with an unnamed male who was quickly revealed to be Hardwick.
Later in the day, Hardwick responded to the claims, denying any occurrence of abuse or assault, writing, "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."
For now, Talking with Chris Hardwick has been taken off of AMC's schedule. Depending on the results of their investigation, Hardwick's entire relationship with the network could also be over, leaving the future of Talking Dead, the aftershow that follows episodes of both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, up in the air.
This is total BS. just like Danny Masterson with The Ranch on Netflix woman accuses no merit so actor is cleared but still the sissy network fired them. No longer will watch AMC or Netflix #bringbackChrisHardwickAMC #bringbackDannyMastersonNetflix I am a #MetooWoman writing this
Having experienced it, sometimes the alleger is the perpetrator. They doth protest too much.
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