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The Nerdist web site, which was based by Chris Hardwick in 2012 and initially consisted of simply his sole podcast, has eliminated all point out of him from its pages.
Legendary Leisure, which owns Nerdist Industries, issued an announcement saying “Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the 2 years previous the expiration of his contract in December 2017. He not has any affiliation with Legendary Digital Networks. The corporate has eliminated all reference to Mr. Hardwick at the same time as the unique Founding father of Nerdist pending additional investigation.”
This comes within the wake of Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra having accused an ex who clearly matches his description of “long-term abuse” that included controlling when she might exit and who she may very well be mates with and of demanding intercourse from her whether or not she was prepared or not. She additionally mentioned that the ex “blacklisted” her from trade jobs after she dumped him.
Hardwick’s longtime finest buddy is Wil Wheaton, the previous baby star of Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology who now has an enormous social media following as an outspoken critic of Trump, proponent of social justice and lover of all issues Nerd. The 2 had been roommates at UCLA within the late 80s and have remained shut. Wheaton expressed shock on Twitter right this moment:
However Wheaton himself is already being tarred by the accusations towards Hardwick. A number of the criticism is coming from conservatives desirous to discredit his views, like Each day Caller author Ian Miles Cheong:
Whereas a few of it’s from the left, offended that Wheaton hasn’t denounced Hardwick: