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Chris Hardwick wiped From Nerdist Website Amid Abuse Accusations

By Libby Hill
Los Angeles Times

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) On Thursday, Chris Hardwick’s former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra posted an essay on Medium titled “Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession,” in which she detailed an allegedly abusive past relationship with a man who “grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company.”

Los Angeles Times

Chris Hardwick’s name no longer adorns the Nerdist website he founded, after abuse accusations were levied against an unnamed person by his former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra.

Legendary Entertainment, which acquired Nerdist Industries in 2012, issued a statement on Friday, addressing Hardwick’s absence.

“Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017,” the statement read.

“He no longer has any affiliation with Legendary Digital Networks. The company has removed all reference to Mr. Hardwick even as the original Founder of Nerdist pending further investigation,” it concluded.

On Thursday, Dykstra posted an essay on Medium titled “Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession,” in which she detailed an allegedly abusive past relationship with a man who “grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company.”

Though Dykstra, an actress and TV personality, never addressed Hardwick by name, details, including that she was “quickly pressured to take an on-camera job at his company,” were enough for many on the internet to make a guess.

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