Yesterday, Chris Hardwick was accused of sexual and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dyskstra, and the internet went off into an uproar – as it normally does when this type of thing comes to light. Hardwick didn’t immediately say anything, but now he has issued a statement.
Via Deadline, Hardwick denied the allegations:
“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. 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.”
“When we were living together, I found out that Chloe had cheated on me, and I ended the relationship. For several weeks after we broke up, she asked to get back together with me and even told me she wanted to have kids with me, ‘build a life’ with me and told me that I was ‘the one,’ but I did not want to be with someone who was unfaithful,” he added in the carefully crafted response. “I’m devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur. l 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.”
So if Hardwick is denying the accusations, and Dyskstra has evidence – would now be the time to release it? It would certainly seem that way, as there’s nothing to really go on anymore as far as this story is concerned, other than Hardwick has been accused by Dyskstra of something that he’s denying.