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(Yahoo News) - AMC has decided to pull Talking with Chris Hardwick from its schedules after the presenter denied allegations that he sexually and emotionally abused his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra during their relationship.
Hardwick has also decided not to moderate AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego in July.
"We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years," said AMC in a statement.
"We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously."
It continued: "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."
Hardwick was due to host the BBC America Doctor Who panel next month, among others.
In a statement released later on Friday, Hardwick said that he is "heartbroken" by Dykstra's post and strongly denies any allegations of 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," said Hardwick in a statement (via Deadline).
"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."Read More . . .