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Chloe Dykstra’s Boyfriend, Robert Kazinsky, Under Fire For Past Sexual Misconduct

This past week, Chris Hardwick was accused of sexual and emotional abuse by ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra. It took the internet by storm, and resulted in Hardwick’s career in the film industry seemingly being over in a matter of days. Hardwick denied the allegations, saying:

“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.”

The apology wasn’t deemed sufficient enough, as he’s had his Talking series cancelled, and been removed from San Diego Comic Con this year. Some have said allegations shouldn’t be something that get someone fired, but it’s also been reported that Hardwick had Dykstra blacklisted, which I guess would be karma for him at this point. There’s also said to be evidence of all of the claims being made against Hardwick.

The latest place this story has seemingly gone, however, is towards Robert Kazinsky, current boyfriend of Dykstra, who has tweeted out quite a bit of support for his partner and the #MeToo movement.

One Twitter user pointed out an incident the actor had years ago, while working on a BBC soap opera called EastEnders. A report from 2007 stated:

Kazinsky, 23, who shot to fame as the show’s womaniser Sean Slater, has been temporarily axed for bombarding a model with obscene text messages and photos.

It then states:

Kazinsky is said to have texted a model an obscene photo of his penis after meeting her online. He is also reported to have sent her an image of a pig with a penis for a head.

The model in question, Aimi Robinson, said:

“Maybe Dirty Den has been giving him tips. I can’t watch EastEnders now. Every time I see him on screen I think of that horrible picture. It makes my skin crawl. Rob and the likes of Leslie Grantham think that because they are famous they can do what they like – but they end up hurting other people’s feelings.”

The report also states that Kazinsky said things like:

“Might let you give me a **** one day” and later “Might film you giving me **** one day.”

A few Twitter users stumbled upon the report, and got a response from Kazinsky:

Kazinsky did apologize after it happened in 2007, but with this being before the age of Twitter and social media, this entire story has largely just been forgotten. It’s interesting because Kazinsky immediately says he did not have a #MeToo moment, denying something that he did in fact apologize for.

It’s also interesting to point out that people are saying “it was 10 years ago” as if that makes it not matter at all. Dykstra dated Hardwick from 2012-2014 and her story just came out this week. Since it happened in the past, does that mean it doesn’t matter since it was so long ago? I’m not sure that’s how that works, but that’s ultimately not up for us to decide.

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