Another Celeb has just been taken by the #MeToo movement in an allegation made by a previous girlfriend. AMC has pulled Chris Hardwick’s
show after his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra made allegations against him.
LOS ANGELES -- Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday. The company said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by his former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.
In an online post, she lodged claims of sexual assault and emotional abuse against a man whom she didn't identify. But she included details about his age and work history that led some to link her allegations to Hardwick, who acknowledged Dykstra was referring to him as he denied her claims.
"I was heartbroken to read Chloe's post," Hardwick said in a statement provided Saturday to The Associated Press. He said the couple's three-year relationship was imperfect and included arguments, but he loved her.
Hardwick said he "did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her," adding that he was "devastated" and "blindsided" by her post accusing him of conduct that he said didn't occur.
"As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women," he said.
AMC Networks said "Talking with Chris Hardwick" won't air on AMC while it assesses the situation and that Hardwick decided to step aside from next month's Comic-Con panels in San Diego.
What are your thoughts? Did AMC jump the gun on cancelling his show or is this the way of the future? Do allegations now equate to guilt?
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