AMC Releases Statement About Chris Hardwick, Will No Longer Air Talk Show

AMC Television Networks have released a statement regarding Chris Hardwick and the talk show he hosts on the network, as well as his presence at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). This statement comes after allegations that the media personality had abused former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra during their relationship.

Chris Hardwick of Talking Dead
Chris Hardwick during an episode of AMC's "Talking Dead"

The Nerdist, company Hardwick founded, released a statement yesterday clarifying their business relations with Hardwick, following an op-ed published on Medium in which Dykstra claimed a former boyfriend (who she never names, but it's painfully obvious who she means) had abused and eventually blacklisted her from the industry. Legendary, parent company to Nerdist, also released a statement yesterday.

Hardwick responded in a statement last night, denying any and all claims of abuse.

AMC's full statement, in which they say they will no longer be airing talk show Talking with Chris Hardwick, as well as the news that he will not be moderating at SDCC:

"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."

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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