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Old 06-25-18, 11:23 AM
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re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

I thought that was old news. I know I read it before
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It is old news. Very old news.
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I couldn't remember who she had the love scene with in that film, so I Googled it and guess what the first thing that comes up is? The exact same post from the same poster, but on a completely different forum:

http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/jl...%9D.455052348/
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
I couldn't remember who she had the love scene with in that film, so I Googled it and guess what the first thing that comes up is? The exact same post from the same poster, but on a completely different forum:

http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/jl...%9D.455052348/
4 messages there, three of which are threads about this topic and one is a response to one of the topics. Dude really hates Wesley Snipes or something.
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re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Originally Posted by VHS?
I've always been under the impression that it was common knowledge that Hollywood was a dark place, full of secrets and bad shit. This stuff isn't new. But it amazes me that as long as the internet has been around and it's first form of social interactions, why this stuff is just now coming out the way it is. Did it take someone to turn a pound symbol into 'hashtag'?
I know, right?

It's almost like someone was weaponizing kompromising information and strategically releasing it... as a distraction.
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Originally Posted by Paul_SD
I know, right?

It's almost like someone was weaponizing kompromising information and strategically releasing it... as a distraction.
Old 06-26-18, 08:54 AM
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re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

So ... is Hardwick “Dead Man Talking”?
Old 06-26-18, 08:57 AM
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Seems pretty silent on that story since he posted the texts. He is, considering he's been dropped already however we still don't know the truth of the situation
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Old 06-26-18, 11:43 AM
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Aisha Tyler brought up Chris Hardwick at the start of AMC's "Unapologetic" last night at the start of the show. My DVR cut off in the middle of what she was saying when it switched from Dietland to her show, so I didn't completely catch what she said. I heard her say that Chris has been her friend. I think she said their show wouldn't shy away from discussing the topic, but they didn't bring it up the rest of the show. Hopefully, it pops up on YouTube so I can hear the whole thing. It might be on demand also.
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re: Sexual Harassment/Assault & Abuse in Hollywood -- Discussion

Originally Posted by Noonan
Seems pretty silent on that story since he posted the texts. He is, considering he's been dropped already however we still don't know the truth of the situation
Yeah like someone said, he may be Lawyering up and they told him to keep quiet

...or

...he's guilty and knows he fucked up on many levels.
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Originally Posted by windom
Aisha Tyler brought up Chris Hardwick at the start of AMC's "Unapologetic" last night at the start of the show. My DVR cut off in the middle of what she was saying when it switched from Dietland to her show, so I didn't completely catch what she said. I heard her say that Chris has been her friend. I think she said their show wouldn't shy away from discussing the topic, but they didn't bring it up the rest of the show. Hopefully, it pops up on YouTube so I can hear the whole thing. It might be on demand also.
You pretty much caught everything. She began by saying she considers Hardwick to be a personal friend, but that doesn't mean she can't judge him based off an interaction/relationship she wasn't part of first hand. She then went on to say that his show will not air on AMC while they investigate further, and that she will continue to cover this story as it develops.

Nothing new...
Old 06-26-18, 01:42 PM
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i hope that means AMC is keeping an open mind in the event that things turn out to not be as they seem now.
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Originally Posted by Noonan
i hope that means AMC is keeping an open mind in the event that things turn out to not be as they seem now.
Why? Did anyone else get a break yet?
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Why? Did anyone else get a break yet?
No one else has been removed from their jobs due to an un-named report from one person with no details.
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Well, the guy from MTV's Catfish just got put back to work on the show after they did an investigation and found the accusations against him baseless. I don't know how they can determine what Hardwick did or did not do when most of the accusations seem subjective and happened over a long term relationship.
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Originally Posted by windom
Well, the guy from MTV's Catfish just got put back to work on the show after they did an investigation and found the accusations against him baseless. I don't know how they can determine what Hardwick did or did not do when most of the accusations seem subjective and happened over a long term relationship.
Good thing her BF says their lawyers have proof!
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Terry Crews Says He Won’t Be in ‘Expendables 4’ After Producer Threatened Retaliation Over Sex Assault Allegations

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the actor said he left the film after being asked to drop his case against agent Adam Venit.
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/te...lt-1201978822/
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Apparently Janet Varney, another of Hardwick's ex's, has spoken out to the LA Times regarding her time being with Chris.

Actress Janet Varney, who dated Chris Hardwick and remains his friend, says the embattled comic and TV host never abused her during the seven years they were together.

Hardwick has been under fire, and his work life has been affected, since actress and cosplayer Chloe Dykstra wrote a post earlier this month that accused a former boyfriend — widely presumed to be Hardwick — of abuse.

“The last thing I wanted to do was to complicate an already complicated situation, and this statement isn’t intended to weaken or drown out the voices of those who have bravely moved us forward in the fight against all forms of abuse,” Varney told The Times exclusively in a statement Tuesday.

“But I have also only grown increasingly concerned each passing day about the myriad of ways that my silence could be interpreted, and have felt compelled to share my own experience,” said Varney, whose work includes “Stan Against Evil,” “You’re the Worst” and “The Legend of Korra.”

Without naming Hardwick directly in her June 14 post on Medium, Dykstra accused a former boyfriend of abusing her both emotionally and sexually and imposing controlling rules during their three-year relationship. She also accused him of blacklisting her in the industry after they broke up.

Hardwick has denied all allegations while admitting he and Dykstra had a turbulent relationship and weren’t a good match.

Varney had a different experience from the one Dykstra described.

“Over the seven years Chris and I were together, I was never subjected to any kind of sexual abuse or controlling behavior whatsoever,” Varney said. “Since our breakup in 2011, we have remained friends.”
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...y.html#nt=card
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Originally Posted by Matto1020
Apparently Janet Varney, another of Hardwick's ex's, has spoken out to the LA Times regarding her time being with Chris.



http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...y.html#nt=card
I've been waiting for her to say something. I remember when she was on @midnight and made it seem like their relationship sucked.
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Originally Posted by Noonan
No one else has been removed from their jobs due to an un-named report from one person with no details.
AMC has not fired Hardwick (yet). They just are not airing the show at this time, until they look in to the issue further.
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Jacinda Barret, who was engaged to Harwick at one point, also is defending him.

http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/jacin...-hardwick.html
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Originally Posted by Matto1020
Apparently Janet Varney, another of Hardwick's ex's, has spoken out to the LA Times regarding her time being with Chris.



http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...y.html#nt=card
That certainly casts a shadow of doubt on Dykstra's story. Neither side makes sense. It would seem that Dykstra had a terrible time with Hardwick and it seems as if she doesn't have anything to gain by making stuff up against him. But on the other hand two people he had extensive relationships with have come out in defense of him who also have no reason to falsely defend him. Maybe this was just a bad break-up gone really bad?

Originally Posted by windom
Jacinda Barret, who was engaged to Harwick at one point, also is defending him.

http://www.vulture.com/2018/06/jacin...-hardwick.html
I think this is really important to make sure that the pendulum doesn't swing too far and that everyone should be heard.

"...what is of supreme importance here is that every woman and every man deserves a voice. Accuser and Accused. Everyone deserves to be heard. A rush to judgement denies the right to due process; the Metoo movement deserves due process."

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Originally Posted by dex14
AMC has not fired Hardwick (yet). They just are not airing the show at this time, until they look in to the issue further.
Didn't Nerdist basically remove him completely as well; and before AMC?
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Originally Posted by Noonan
Didn't Nerdist basically remove him completely as well; and before AMC?
Yes, they removed reference to him on the website, but he hasn't been part of the company for a while.

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