Chris Hardwick Denies Sexual Assault Allegations Made by Ex-Girlfriend
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The stand-up comedian shares he is 'devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur.'

AceShowbiz - Chris Hardwick denied the sexual assault accusations made by ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra.

The 29-year-old old wrote about her painful experience in an essay titled Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession on the publishing site Medium, but never named her former boyfriend.

However, Pacific Rim star Robert Kazinsky, who is dating the actress, seemingly identified Hardwick in tweets with a link to the essay, and blasted him for denying the allegations.

"For years the pain @skydart carried around was overwhelming, and even now @hardwick doesn't have the decency to offer first an apology to the woman he destroyed intentionally. That's all that mattered," he wrote.

In the essay, Dykstra said when she was in her early 20s, she began dating a man almost 20 years her senior who began displaying "controlling behaviour". She claimed he said she was not allowed male friends, and was not allowed to speak in public places.

The actress also alleged he sexually assaulted her on a regular basis.

She finally left him after three years, and went on to allege that her former boyfriend blacklisted her and stalled her career.

Once Dykstra's claims went public, Hardwick denied the allegations levelled against him, despite not being named in the essay.

"I was heartbroken to read Chloe's post. Our three year relationship was not perfect... but I loved her and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her," Hardwick, 46, told Deadline.

"I'm devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur," the TV personality, who is now married to model Lydia Hearst, added. "I was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her".

Nerdist, the digital entertainment company founded by Hardwick, distanced itself from the comedian by removing his name and bio from their website.

"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," a Nerdist representative said in a statement.

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