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"Talking Dead" executive producer, the staff finished the resumption of Chris Hardwick as host



Chris Hardwick will not be warmly welcomed again.

The staff of his show "Talking Dead" resigned in protest of Hardwick's return on Sunday – two months after an ex-girlfriend accused him of mistreating her. [19659005] A female executive producer and a "handful" of the show's approximately 25 employees have fled since AMC announced that Hardwick will resume its role as host of the "Walking Dead" following a new report.

Talking Dead "Fallout comes a few days after Hardwick's first TV appearance – on NBC's" America's Got Talent "- after actress Chloe Dykstra wrote an essay in June accusing her of sexual and emotional abuse.

Hardwick is reportedly working to support the remaining "talking" staff.

In a "very emotional" staff meeting, called by Hardwick on Wednesday, the comedian apologized for sources cited by The Wrap, He also offered one-on-one meetings for all crew members who had reservations.

The hostess faced a violent backlash after Dykstra published her essay on the blog Medium less than 72 hours after the first person accessed the Internet reached, suspended AMC "Talking Dead" – one day before his season debut, and Legendary Entertainment scrubbed all mention Hardwick from the nerdist website he founded.

Hardwick also agreed to move away from Comic-Con's upcoming moderator appearances and from his various roles at AMC and NBC, while the networks conducted internal investigations. 19659005] Dykstra claimed in her essay that she was forbidden to have male friends, to drink alcohol, or to speak when the two were in public during their three-year relationship. She also claimed she "sexually assaulted him [her]."

Dykstra did not name Hardwick, but he outdid himself when he rejected the allegations.

The 29-year-old actress defended her essay this week Hardwick stepped back into the limelight.

"I remain 100% committed to every single word in my essay, making sure that it was not euphemistic and factual, and that I had evidence to protect it in the event of an actual dispute (not a network investigation where I did not Dykstra Tweeted [19459018

AMC announced on July 25 that it reintroduces Hardwick after a "careful review" of the allegations.

"We take this matter very seriously and give us the information we need to take the appropriate step," the network said in a statement.

NBC confirmed a week later that it would bring the 46-year-old comedian back to the judges panel of "America's Got Talent."

Nerdist restored his name to the site sometime last week.

AMC could not be reached for comment.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.


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