Chris Hardwick’s Talk Show Canceled after Sexual Assault Claim

Updated On 17 Jun, 2018 Published On

AMC has announced that Chris Hardwick’s talk show will no longer air, just a day after Chloe Dykstra, his ex-girlfriend accused him of sexual assault. Moreover, the show will not be airing for quite some time now as ‘they are assessing the situation.’

According to People, the network released a statement a Saturday which explained they pulled the show, Talking with Chris Hardwick which was supposed to make a comeback on Sunday.

CAPTION: Chris Hardwick and ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter

Meanwhile, it has also been reported that Hardwick will not be moderating San Diego’s Comic-Con in July either.

In the statement, AMC wrote:

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.

The bad news for Hardwick does not just end there as he has also been canceled from KAABOO Bel Mar 2018 where he was supposed to make an appearance on Saturday. KAABOO also shared a statement on their website:

We have made the decision to pull Chris Hardwick from the KAABOO Del Mar 2018 comedy lineup following detailed accusations of substantial abuse. KAABOO is an experience dedicated to providing a safe community and fostering an inclusive environment for all of our guests, performing artists and comedians, chefs, visual artists and team members. KAABOO does not condone, and will not tolerate, any type of abusive behavior or harassment. A replacement act for Hardwick will be announced shortly.

Chloe Dykstra shared her experience on Friday in an emotional essay. She had not mentioned any named of whom she was assaulted by but many believed that she was referring to her ex Hardwick. Moreover, she also shared about the essay on her Twitter. 

In the essay, Dykstra shared some very personal and painful experiences like:

were expected to be reserved for him, as he had a busy schedule.

Terrified to piss him off, id what he said. Including let him sexually assault me. Regularly.

Meanwhile, Hardwick also had a lot to share and said:

I was heartbroken to read Chloe’s post. Our three year relationship was not perfect — we were ultimately not a good match and argued — even shouted at each other — but I loved her and 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.

Hardwick and Dykstra dated for almost three years until they called it quits and announced it via Twitter in July 2014.