Chris Hardwick’s return to The Talking Dead causes a mass female walk out

Chris Hardwick, the host of The Talking Dead, might be off the hook with the network, but the same can’t be said for the crew behind the after show.

According to The Wrap, one female executive producer quit Talking Dead following Hardwick’s reinstatement as host, along with a handful of other staffers. That’s significant, as the show only employs about 25 full-time people. In a separate move, Nerdist opted to restore material on its website alluding to Hardwick’s role as a site founder, one assumes possibly in response to AMC’s decision to bring him back. This caused Nerdist writer Donna Dickens to post the following tweet, announcing her departure from the site:

It’s said Hardwick gathered Talking Dead employees for an emotional meeting where he was said to very apologetic. His possible return to Nerdist caused an equal negative faction. This is a result of cosplayer/actress Chloe Dykstra, who accused Hardwick of sexual abuse.

Dykstra, seen above with then-boyfriend Hardwick, still stands for by her confession regarding Hardwick. Whether you agree with it or not, Hardwick is back.