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Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
Patty Hearst defends son-in-law Chris Hardwick by tweeting a link to an "especially interesting" Chloe Dykstra video praising his behavior
Hearst, whose daughter Lydia Hearst married Hardwick in 2016, linked to the video of the Talking Dead host's ex-girlfriend calling him “my amazing, loving, sweet boyfriend" and praising him for his support when she had to go to the emergency room. Hearst said in her tweet: "Silly me. I thought YouTube was only to look at naughty kitties, waterskiing squirrels, and skateboarding dogs. Then I performed a simple search. It gets especially interesting at 5:40. Social media is a gold mine!" This is the second time that Hearst has defended her son-in-law since Dykstra made her emotional and sexual abuse allegations. Last Saturday, Hearst called Dykstra a "Bunny Boiler."
- Hardwick pulled as moderator from the Warner Bros/DC Comic-Con
- Adam Carolla defends Hardwick: “Chris has always been a very thoughtful, sort of just gentle guy… Also, there’s no such thing as being in a relationship, where somebody couldn’t compose something that said ‘I felt threatened.'”
Posted Saturday 6/16/18 at 4:40AM EDT
Chris Hardwick: "At no time" did I sexually assault my ex-girlfriend
“These are very serious allegations and not to be taken lightly which is why I’ve taken the day to consider how to respond,” said Hardwick in a statement Friday night, adding that he was "blindsided" by ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra's Medium essay alleging emotional and sexually abusive behavior. “I was heartbroken to read Chloe’s post. Our three year relationship was not perfect—we were ultimately not a good match and argued—even shouted at each other—but I loved her, and did my best to uplift and support her as a partner and companion in any way and at no time did I sexually assault her.” Hardwick added: "When we were living together, I found out that Chloe had cheated on me, and I ended the relationship. For several weeks after we broke up, she asked to get back together with me and even told me she wanted to have kids with me, ‘build a life’ with me and told me that I was ‘the one,’ but I did not want to be with someone who was unfaithful. I’m devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur. l was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment of women.” UPDATE: Hardwick's Talking with Chris Hardwick show has been pulled, as well as his San Diego Comic-Con appearances: “We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years," AMC said in a statement. "We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously. While we assess the situation, Talking with Chris Hardwick will not air on AMC, and Chris has decided to step aside from moderating planned AMC and BBC America panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego next month.” Hardwick was scheduled to moderate Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who panel.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 2:44PM EST
CNN admits it used a photo of another woman in promoting its Patricia Hearst docuseries
Source: Page Six
Hearst herself pointed out the error, tweeting: “Who is this poor woman (not me) that CNN is using in their promos for Jeffrey Toobin’s upcoming ‘original series’ romanticizing rape #MeToo”? CNN said the error was due to a mix-up by the photo agency Getty, which has tweeted out an apology.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 8:13PM EST
Patricia Hearst blasts CNN and Jeffrey Toobin for their docuseries The Radical Story of Patty Hearst
Hearst released a lengthy statement today accusing Jeffrey Toobin of writing an unauthorized book, American Heiress, that “romanticizes my rape and torture and calls my abduction a ‘rollicking adventure.’” Hearst’s statement prompted 20th Century Fox to cancel a movie project based on the book. But Toobin also serves as executive producer of The Radical Story of Patty Hearst, premiering Feb. 11 on CNN. “This six-part documentary series includes unprecedented access to Patty's lovers, comrades and confidants,” according to a description on CNN’s website. “The series explores who Patty Hearst really is: victim or villain?” Citing the #MeToo movement, Hearst wrote that she is “saddened and appalled that Fox 2000 agreed to finance and produce a movie based on Toobin’s book (with a similarly themed screenplay, also written by men) and that CNN has agreed to continue to perpetuate a one-sided dialogue romanticizing my torture and rape by hosting a podcast and docuseries through Toobin’s distorted lens. I refuse to give Jeffrey Toobin, 21st Century Fox, CNN or anyone else involved in these projects about my life the power to make me a victim again, or the power to provide a platform where victim blaming is ok.”