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Chris Hardwick’s Ex Chloe Dykstra Alleges Emotional, Sexual Abuse From Former Boyfriend

Actress Chloe Dykstra, who dated comedian and Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick from 2012 to 2014, wrote Thursday on Medium that an unnamed ex-boyfriend, apparently Hardwick, emotionally and sexually abused her throughout their relationship. Details from the essay, including the timing and their age difference, match details of her relationship with Hardwick. Dykstra’s ex-boyfriend exhibited “controlling behaviors” and did not allow her to drink or have male friends, among other rules, according to the essay. “I was terrified to piss him off—so I did what he said… including let him sexually assault me. Regularly. I was expected to be ready for him when he came home from work,” she wrote in the piece. When Dykstra called the relationship off, she said he attempted to derail her career. He “made calls to several companies I received regular work from to get me fired by threatening to never work with them. He succeeded. I was blacklisted,” she wrote.