Chris Hardwick's talk show pulled by AMC amid abuse allegations

Chris Hardwick's AMC shows and San Diego Comic-Con appearances are being put on hold.

On Saturday, the cable network released a statement announcing that it was no longer going to air Talking with Chris Hardwick after the TV host's ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, claimed that she was abused by an unnamed ex-boyfriend, which many believed to be Hardwick. Hardwick has denied all claims of sexual assault.

The TV personality is also stepping aside from moderating any previously scheduled San Diego Comic-Con panels next month.

"We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years. We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously," AMC's statement reads. While we assess the situation, Talking with Chris Hardwick will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month."

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LOS ANGELES, CA- NOVEMBER 12: Actors Chris Hardwick (L) and Chloe Dykstra arrive at the 2013 GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Ebell of Los Angeles on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA- NOVEMBER 12: Actors Chris Hardwick (L) and Chloe Dykstra arrive at the 2013 GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Ebell of Los Angeles on November 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra attend Alphabet Soup For Grown-Ups Book Launch Party at Bugatta on November 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD , CA - MARCH 13: TV personality/comedian Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' on March 13, 2014 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: Chloe Dykstra (L) and Chris Hardwick attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures' 'Godzilla' at Dolby Theatre on May 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: Actors Chris Hardwick (R) and Chloe Dykstra arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Godzilla' at Dolby Theatre on May 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 08: TV personality/comic Chris Hardwick (R) and actress Chloe Dykstra arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Godzilla' held on May 8, 2014 at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: TV personality Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: TV personality Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: TV personality Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra take selfies at Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/WireImage for Spike TV)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: TV personality Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spike TV)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: TV personality Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spike TV)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: TV personality Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spike TV)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: TV personality Chris Hardwick (L) and actress Chloe Dykstra attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spike TV)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: Actors Lauren Cohan, Chris Hardwick, and Chloe Dykstra attends Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spike TV)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 07: (L-R) Actors Jessica Alba, Chris Hardwick, Chloe Dykstra and Aaron Paul attend Spike TV's 'Guys Choice 2014' at Sony Pictures Studios on June 7, 2014 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Spike TV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Chris Hardwick (L) and Chloe Dykstra attend the Spike TV's 'Guys Choice' Awards held at the Sony Studios on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: TV personality/comic Chris Hardwick (R) and actress Chloe Dykstra arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Thor: The Dark World' on November 4, 2013 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - OCTOBER 03: Actress Chloe Dykstra (L) and TV personality/comic Chris Hardwick arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' 4th season on October 3, 2013 at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actors Chloe Dykstra (L) and Chris Hardwick attend the NBA 2K14 premiere party at Greystone Manor on September 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for 2K)
Actress Chloe Dykstra and comedian Chris Hardwick arrive at the premiere of The World's End held at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 21: Actress Chloe Dykstra (L) and TV personality/comedian Chris Hardwick arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'The World's End' on August 21, 2013 at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actors Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra attends 'The Awesomes' VIP After-Party sponsored by Hulu and Xbox at Andaz on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Hulu)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Comedian Chris Hardwick and actress Chloe Dykstra attend 'The Awesomes' VIP After-Party sponsored by Hulu and Xbox at Andaz on July 20, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Hulu)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 19: Actor/host Chris Hardwick and actress/cosplayer Chloe Dykstra attend Day 2 of the 2013 Comic-Con International - General Atmosphere held at San Diego Convention Center on Friday July 19, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 19: Actress Chloe Dykstra and host/TV personality Chris Hardwick arrive for'The Walking Dead' 10th Anniversary Celebration Event Presented by Hyundai and Skybound on Day 2 of the 2013 Comic-Con International held at a Parking Lot on Island Ave & 7th on Friday July 19, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- JULY 09: Actors Chloe Dykstra (L) and Chris Hardwick arrive at the 'Pacific Rim' - Los Angeles Premiere at Dolby Theatre on July 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
Actors Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra arrive at the premiere of Pacific Rim held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Chloe Dykstra and Chris Hardwick arrive at the 3rd Annual Streamy Awards at The Hollywood Palladium on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08: Television personality Chris Hardwick (L) and Chloe Dykstra arrive at the IAWTV Awards at the CES 2013 Show at the Palazzo Theater at the Palazzo Resort Hotel/Casino on January 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 04: Actor Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra attend IFC's '2012 Comedy Bang Bang Nativity Pageant' holiday comedy show at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre on December 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actor Chris Hardwick (R) and Chloe Dykstra arrive at the GQ Men of the Year Party at Chateau Marmont on November 13, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images For GQ)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Wreck-It Ralph' at the El Capitan Theatre on October 29, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JULY 07: Actor/host Chris Hardwick and actress Chloe Dykstra participate in The Inaugural 'Course Of The Force' Olympic Relay Run with lightsabers to Benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation hosted by LucasFilm, Nerdist Industries and Octagon held at The Santa Monica Pier on July 7, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Actor Chris Hardwick and actress Chloe Dykstra arrive for 'Marvel's The Avengers' - Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Actor Chris Hardwick and actress Chloe Dykstra arrive for 'Marvel's The Avengers' - Los Angeles Premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Actors Chris Hardwick and Chloe Dykstra attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'Marvel's Avengers' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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While they’re not in production now, it should be noted that Hardwick also hosts all the Talking post-shows for Walking Dead and Better Call Saul on AMC.

In a statement to Deadline on Friday, Hardwick said he was "blindsided" by Dykstra's claims and denied any sexual assault.

"These are very serious allegations and not to be taken lightly which is why I’ve taken the day to consider how to respond. I was heartbroken to read Chloe's post," he said. "Our three year relationship was not perfect -- we were ultimately not a good match and argued -- even shouted at each other -- 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.”

Commenting on their tumultuous relationship, Hardwick added that he was "devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur. I was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women."

In a first-person essay published on Thursday, the 29-year-old actress alleged she was emotionally and physically abused by a former boyfriend who was nearly 20 years older than her when she was in her early 20s. She also described her ex as a man who "grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company."

On Friday, Legendary Entertainment, which acquired Hardwick's podcast Nerdist (now rebranded as ID10T) in July 2012, issued a statement to ET saying they had removed any mention of Hardwick from their site. He was also dropped from his upcoming September appearance at the Kaaboo Festival in Del Mar, California.

For more on Dykstra's comments, watch the video below.

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