Not you, too!

Episode 148 · July 6th, 2018 · 51 mins 54 secs

About this Episode

This was recorded two weeks ago, immediately after our immigration episode. This is not the follow up to that episode, but a stand alone podcast on Chris Hardwick's ruination.

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  • @Rose-Colored Glasses: A Confession. – Chloe Dykstra – Medium — Our relationship started out poorly. Within 2 weeks, rules were quickly established. Some of these included: I “should not want to go somewhere at night”. My nights were expected to be reserved for him, as he had a busy schedule. This alienated me from my friends. I was to not have close male friends unless we worked together. All photos of male friends were to be removed from my apartment. This was heartbreaking for me, as my best friend happened to be male. As he was sober, I was not to drink alcohol. Before we began dating he said, “I noticed you have a glass of wine with dinner. That’s going to stop.” I was not to speak in public places (elevators, cars with drivers, restaurants where tables were too close) as he believed that people recognized him and were listening to our conversations. Our dinners out were usually silent, him on his phone. I wasn’t allowed to take a photo of us. (Eventually, he softened on this rule, but was very stern about me asking permission.)
  • Chloe Dykstra, Ex of Chris Hardwick, Describes Disturbing Abuse by 'Successful Podcaster' Ex Boyfriend — Dykstra says that she is now on the road to recovery and has since begun working again. As for why she’s stayed quiet until now (a question women are somehow still forced to answer about their abusers), she writes, “I knew it was unlikely people would choose to believe me over a cheery-sounding famous guy. All it would do to properly come forward was hurt me. And guess what? It will probably hurt me now too, despite the #MeToo movement. We’ve come a long way, but we still have a ways to go.”
  • Chris Hardwick Denies Sexual Assault Claims From Ex-Girlfriend | Deadline — Hardwick went on to detail the circumstances of their eventual separation, seemingly quote from Dykstra and how he was “blindsided” by her online account earlier today.
  • Patty Hearst Defends Son-In-Law Chris Hardwick In Wake Of Assault Allegations | Deadline — “Beware the person who stabs you and then tells the world they’re the one who’s bleeding,” Hearst tweeted on Friday after Hardwick, who is married to her daughter Lydia Hearst, was accused of sexual assault by his ex-girlfriend Dykstra.