Chris Hardwick will return to AMC next month because the host of “Speaking Unimaginative” and the 2nd season of “Speaking With Chris Hardwick,” in accordance to a command released by the community on Wednesday. Mr. Hardwick had been accused of both bodily and emotional sexual abuse by Chloe Dykstra, an actress and ex-female friend, in a put up on Medium final month, over a three year relationship.
“Following a comprehensive review by AMC, working with Ivy Kagan Bierman of the firm Loeb & Loeb, who has remarkable experience in this design, Chris Hardwick will return to AMC because the host of ‘Speaking Unimaginative’ and ‘Speaking with Chris Hardwick,’” an AMC spokesman acknowledged in a command. “We exhaust these matters very seriously and given the knowledge obtainable to us after a extremely careful review, alongside with interviews with quite a bit of americans, we expect about returning Chris to work is the obedient step.”
AMC did now no longer present an explanation for beyond its command.
Ms. Dykstra, who did now no longer acknowledge to a put a query to for commentary, did now no longer title Mr. Hardwick particularly in her Medium put up, but gave ample detail that many readers had been in a design to infer who she become as soon as relating to. She wrote that Mr. Hardwick had decreed, among other issues, that she “become as soon as to now no longer gain shut male website online visitors” except they labored collectively and that she become as soon as now no longer to talk in public. She furthermore acknowledged Mr. Hardwick compelled her to gain intercourse when she didn’t need to.
“Within the center of all of this I lost myself, both mentally and bodily,” Ms. Dykstra wrote. “I lost 15 lbs. interior weeks, started pulling out my hair (and had to derive extensions frequently to cover it). I most regularly stopped speaking except spoken to whereas with him, drifting via life care for a ghost.”
Mr. Hardwick denied that he had ever assaulted Ms. Dykstra and in a command after her put up, acknowledged, “Our three-year relationship become as soon as now no longer ideally excellent — we had been finally now no longer a appropriate match and argued — even shouted at one yet every other — but I cherished her, and did my simplest to uplift and toughen her as a partner and companion whatsoever and at no time did I sexually assault her.”
Response become as soon as swift after Ms. Dykstra’s put up. Nerdist, a region Mr. Hardwick co-based mostly, erased all display of Mr. Hardwick. Its parent firm, Legendary Digital Networks, to whom Mr. Hardwick offered Nerdist, issued a command announcing Mr. Hardwick had had “no operational involvement” with the firm since two years before his contract expired in December 2017.
AMC shelved “Speaking With Chris Hardwick,” which become as soon as speculated to gain its season premiere in mid-June, and Mr. Hardwick furthermore stepped down from moderating panels at Comic-Con Global in San Diego. It’s unclear when the display will officially premiere but a spokesman for AMC acknowledged Mr. Hardwick would return to “Speaking Unimaginative,” after the midseason premiere of “The Strolling Unimaginative,” now in its ninth season. “Speaking Unimaginative” is a hottest companion display on which people discuss what came about on the episode previous it.
Meanwhile, Yvette Nicole Brown will reside length in-between visitor host for a preview particular for the latter half of the season, and could smooth reside a visitor when Mr. Hardwick returns.
Mr. Hardwick declined to commentary on Wednesday.