Chris Hardwick, the host of Talking Dead, found himself receiving hefty allegations of abuse and even sexual assault by his ex-girlfriend. According to a report from Deadline, AMC decided to pull the plug on Talking Dead as well as his upcoming appearances at the San Diego Comic-Con.
AMC said in a statement today that they have “had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for years.” However, due to the allegations against him, they can’t continue collaborating.
According to their statement, Talking With Chris Hardwick will not air on AMC any longer and Chris can’t moderate AMC and BBC America panels at the Comic-Con International in San Diego either.
As it was previously reported, Chad released a statement denying the accusations of misconduct. Chloe claimed that Chad pressured her into sex with “thinly veiled threats,” and blackballed her career following their breakup.
In his statement, he wrote that he was “heartbroken” to hear of the charges against him. However, her story is untrue, and rather, they had a bad relationship consisting of a lot of fighting matches and bitter disputes.
But at no point did he ever “sexually assault her,” the Talking Dead alum explained. Hardwick claims that he found out Chloe was cheating on him with someone else, and he decided to end the relationship there.
@talking is back Sunday on @amc_tv at 11p/10c w/ my first guest Donald Glover. And yes, he IS holding a tiny Troy and Abed In The Morning mug. I love doing this show and I’m proud of it. I describe it as having the soul of a podcast, the bones of a comic con, and the skin of Talking Dead (it has nothing to do with any shows in particular, we just use the TD set). Everything is so programmed for short attention spans nowadays so I wanted to make a chat show that BREATHES, has actual human conversations, and essentially puts the talking back in late night. We’ll have eight episodes airing through the Summer, and if you’re looking for something that feels intimate yet energetic, this is the program for you, friend! Give it a watch!
Chloe, following their split, supposedly told him that she wanted to get back together with him, and even wanted children. But he didn’t want to be with someone who was unfaithful.
Hardwick said he was “devastated” to hear the news, and he always wanted the “best for her.” As you may know, Hardwick is the founder of Nerdist Industries, a geek-culture network of podcasts, YouTube content, and many other forms of content.
Following the allegations of misconduct, writers for Nerdist Industries said they would no longer write for him. The Verge was the first to report that many of his employees left.