(CNN)Chris Hardwick went back to hosting “Talking Dead” following accusations from his ex-girlfriend, starlet Chloe Dykstra, that he sexually and mentally abused her.
AMC had actually suspended Hardwick’s program, “Talking with Chris Hardwick,” while it evaluated the allegations versus him. 5 weeks later on, the network cleared Hardwick to return.
“We take these matters extremely seriously and provided the info offered to us after a really cautious evaluation, consisting of interviews with many people, our company believe returning Chris to work is the suitable action,” AMC stated in a declaration to CNN in July.
Hardwick opened Sunday’s aftershow for”The Walking Dead”with a psychological speech.
“I wish to thank you, ‘The Walking Dead’ neighborhood, for all your assistance over these previous couple months,” he stated. “This program is not simply a task to me, this is an important part of my life, this has actually been a sanctuary these last 7 years we’ve been here.”
In June, Dykstra, 29, published an essay on Medium where she explained a practically three-year relationship with an older star who she stated enforced stringent guidelines on her habits.
Without calling Hardwick, 46, she declared that the guy prohibited her to have male pals, to speak in public or to head out during the night without him– which she “let him sexually attack me” on numerous celebrations. “Every night, I laid there for him, sometimes in tears,” she composed.
The starlet explained him as somebody who “grew from a slightly effective podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own business.” She likewise stated he blacklisted her in the market.
Fans pieced together the information and rapidly found out that she was discussing Hardwick, which caused AMC suspending his program and momentarily changing him on “Talking Dead” with starlet Yvette Nicole Brown.
He was likewise dropped from San Diego Comic-Con panels and scrubbed from the Nerdist website he established.
In a declaration at the time, Hardwick, who dated Dykstra from 2011 to 2014, stated their relationship was “not best– we were eventually not a great match,” however he rejected ever sexually attacking her.
“I’m ravaged to check out that she is now implicating me of conduct that did not take place,” he stated. “l was blindsided by her post and constantly desired the very best for her. As a hubby, a child, and future daddy, I do not excuse any sort of mistreatment of females.”
Last month, Dykstra tweeted a declaration where she stated she did not take part in the AMC examination.
“I have actually been determined because I stepped forward with my essay that I never ever set out to mess up the profession of the individual I discussed,” she stated in the declaration. “I initially composed my essay so I might carry on with my life, and now I plan to do so. Thank you, once again, to those who have actually supported me throughout this.”