Chris Hardwick’s name has been returned to the Nerdist Website following AMC’s investigation into allegations of sexual assault.
Nerdist had previously removed references to founder Chris Hardwick from the site after ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accused him of sexual assault and emotional abuse. Now, Nerdist has decided to return Hardwick’s name and biography to their websites “About” page after an investigation conducted by AMC resulted in the network reinstating him as the host of The Talking Dead and Talking With Chris Hardwick. The company released the following statement on their decision to return Hardwick’s name to the site:
“Following an internal investigation conducted with the assistance of outside employment counsel into Mr. Hardwick’s conduct while employed at Nerdist we have made the determination to restore the reference to Mr. Hardwick as a founder of Nerdist.”
Yvette Nicole Brown will remain as interim guest host for The Walking Dead Season 9 preview special on August 5 and will also be a guest for the premiere episode of Talking Dead on August 12. Chris Hardwick will officially return to the show when it premieres after the mid-season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead on August 12.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter
7 Comic Book Characters Who Have Lost An Eye
Everyone knows the famous expression “I can do that with one eye closed!” Well, for some people, it’s more than an expression — it’s a way of life. Everything from a paper airplane to a speck of dust can cause humans to lose an eye and sport an eye patch for the rest of their lives. Technology is improving to the point where glass eyes and prosthetics are looking more normal than ever before, and with google glasses who really cares how many eyes someone has as long as they are constantly ingesting information?
Comic book characters, even the helpless civilians, are used to bad things happening. Alien invasions or superhero wars seem to be a common occurrence in both the Marvel and DC Universe, but there’s something else that’s common too. It doesn’t matter what comic universe you look at, there is a character in every world who has lost an eye. At the end of the day, eye patches are too damn cool to only be used when a book features a pirate. Losing an eye may suck for these characters, but it usually boosts their aesthetic appeal and gives them a new emotional pain to latch onto as they move forward.
Hit Next to learn about seven comic book characters who have lost an eye!