Chris Hardwick Pulled from AMC Show, San Diego Comic-Con

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“We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years,” said the network in a statement on Saturday. “We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously. While we assess the situation, Talking with Chris Hardwickwill 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.”The network’s decision comes as Talking with Chris Hardwick was set to return on Sunday.

AMC has been under pressure to pull Hardwick, a long-time host for the network, since Dykstra’s accusations first came to light. In a lengthy essay posted to Medium late Thursday, the actress shared disturbing allegations from a relationship with a man who was believed to be Hardwick, accusing that man of abuse and sexual assault. She did not name Hardwick in her post.

Still, Hardwick was swiftly scrubbed of all references from the website he co-founded, Nerdist, the following day. Hardwick is CEO of Nerdist Industries, though the company said he had no operational involvement in recent years. Legendary Entertainment acquired Nerdist in July 2012 and said it was investigating the claims.

Hardwick addressed the allegations directly later that night, saying he took the day to consider how to respond. Denying the claim of sexual assault, he said, in part, “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.”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. This crap has now gotten to the point where some woman, tells a story of abuse and does not even name the accused but it is to be assumed the guy here and he is without an ability to defend himself and without any due process just gets his career and life kicked in the proverbial nads. UNBELIEVABLE!

    #Metoo will be seen as the most damaging and toxic thing to ever hit western society. The results of such will NOT be the further empowerment of women but the opposite of such by inevitable and growing alienation of them in the workplace , through any career and social life. In the end the women will be more miserable, lonely and mentally messed up by attacking the thousands of generations of male and female social and sexual relations by the cancer brought on by feminists and all SJW ‘s killing society as we know it… Real victims of all forms of abuse will be glossed over by these never ending hit pieces and the injustices that comes from such. 🙁

  2. RE: Les H,

    I agree with you 100%. This has gone beyond what this was intended for. Women are abusing this to the point now it all should be questioned.

  3. And the consequence is: If you don’t have to, why would you hire a woman and invite the potential of this sort of thing happening?

  4. George,

    EXACTLY!!!

    Sadly though due to government interference some places, states, provinces may have legislation that once your business reaches a certain size employee wise you may have to resort to AFFIRMATIVE ACTION HIRING! You know the employment of people based on the idea of ‘The soft bigotry of low expectations.’ So yes, you and any partners you may have may BUST you a$$(es) building a business and have to threaten it with toxicity of the Feminist /SJW ideals and hire women who many seem to now look to play the #Metoo shite but also you may have to navigate in your business the seemingly incessant victim game of other whiny groups who I guess can’t seem to be hired on meritocracy but will use a belligerent government and its sordid bureaucracy to push Affirmative action to GET A DAMN JOB!

    Other nations that do not or less play by said B.S. are GOING TO KICK OUR WESTERN ASSES as a result of our virtue signaling and cultural-Marxism, socialistic, SJW crap.

    I heard that the illness of cultural Marxism, SJW shite is so bad in Germany that by law employers only have like TWO official days per year where they can FIRE an employee… If that is true well it’s more B.S!

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