Yvette Nicole Brown will take Chris Hardwick’s place at two AMC panels during the San Diego Comic-Con according to The Wrap. Brown will take Hardwick’s position on The Walking Dead as well as Fear the Walking Dead on the 20th of July, Friday.
It comes after Chloe Dykstra accused Chris of abusing, assaulting, and raping her during their relationship. As a result of the allegations, AMC and the Comic-Con chose to distance themselves from him.
However, many past girlfriends of Mr. Hardwick came out in his defense, including his wife, who said Chris has never been an abusive person. Dykstra claims Chris used his power to blackball her in the industry.
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The network, following the charges, said they’ve had a great working relationship with Hardwick for a long time, but has to take the allegations seriously.
His show, Talking With Chris Hardwick, set to begin in June, was pulled from the station. They added that they would address the circumstances and take appropriate action.
The network chose Brown to replace him at the request of fans. Chris also lost his affiliation with the company he created, Nerdist, who scrubbed his name from their records.
As it was previously reported, Dykstra wrote an essay where she accused an ex-boyfriend who became a CEO, but without actually saying his name, of assault, rape, and emotional abuse.
Chris released a statement in defense of himself, writing that they had a bad relationship, and he actually chose to end it because she cheated on him with another man.
Hardwick explained that their relationship was characterized by toxicity and frequent shouting matches. However, in his words, he never abused her or blackballed her from the industry either.
Since then, Hardwick has remained relatively silent on the matter and hasn’t released an updated statement. As you may know, Chris is just one man to be accused of such crimes ever since the #MeToo movement began last year.