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Chris Hardwick Officially Dropped From Another Gig Amid Fallout From Chloe Dykstra's Abuse Allegations

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UPDATE, 3:45 p.m. ET:

Whoa! AMC Networks has now weighed in on Chris Hardwick's future — and specifically, his show Talking With Chris Hardwick.

They say the show will NOT air while they assess the situation here, and also confirm Hardwick won't be moderating two previously-confirmed panels at next month's Comic-Con in San Diego.

Further, AMC added this (below):

"We have had a positive working relationship with Chris Hardwick for many years. We take the troubling allegations that surfaced yesterday very seriously."

So there you have it.

Lots of changes…


The hammer continues to fall…

Chris Hardwick has just lost another professional gig in direct response to the (unnamed) allegations made yesterday by his ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra, who claimed he emotionally and sexually abused her during their long-term relationship.

Related: Hardwick Denies Abuse Allegations

Now, according to reports out in TMZ at this hour, Hardwick has lost his spot in the lineup at the

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Chris Hardwick Responds To Chloe Dykstra's Abuse Accusations: 'I Was Blindsided By Her Post'

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Chloe Dykstra's revelations about relationship abuse went viral yesterday — with many readers assuming, based on the references in Dykstra's initial post, that she was writing about ex Chris Hardwick even without mentioning him by name.

And late last night, Hardwick finally publicly responded to the serious accusations, seemingly confirming it was him who was being accused by Dykstra, while also simultaneously denying ever doing the things she alleged.

Related: Another Woman Claims Chris Brown Hit Her…

The (now former) Nerdist star released a statement late last night about the alleged abuse, saying in part (below):

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Shania Twain Reveals She Was 'Physically' & 'Sexually' Abused By Her Stepfather As A Young Girl

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Shania Twain made headlines this week for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump if she could vote in the 2016 election, overshadowing a much more shocking revelation that was made in her interview with The Guardian.

During the same sit-down, the Canadian pop-country star revealed that she was sexually and physically abused by her stepfather during her childhood.

Related: Alleged Sex Cult Member Allison Mack Tried To Recruit Emma Watson

In her memoir, the 52-year-old detailed years of abuse she and her mother Sharon suffered at the hands of Jerry Twain, including one incident where an 11-year-old Shania grabbed a chair and smashed it across her stepfather's back.

While she didn't go into much more detail about the abuse in her Guardian interview, she claimed that Jerry abused her "physically and psychologically" — and, "oh yes, sexually."

She explained:

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'Every Time I Saw Him': McKayla Maroney Says She Was Molested By Larry Nassar 'Hundreds' Of Times

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McKayla Maroney bravely opened up last October about her sexual abuse at the hands of team U.S. A. doctor Larry Nassar, paving the way for many others to do the same.

On this weekend's Dateline, the gymnast is revealing it was worse than anyone understood.

Video: Aly Raisman's FIERCE Victim Impact Statement Ripping Into Nassar

In a preview of her interview, the 22-year-old tells Savannah Guthrie she was molested by Nassar "every time I saw him" — from the very first time when she was just 13:

"He told me he was going to do like a checkup on me and that was the first day that I was abused."

Get your first look at the powerful interview (above) and see the entire hour on Sunday at 7 p.m. EST on NBC.

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Luann De Lesseps Accuses Russell Simmons Of Groping Her In An Elevator

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Whoa!

Luann de Lesseps spoke to the Daily Beast this week about her life and some of the troubles she's had, but during the conversation, she took a turn to focus on one man: Russell Simmons.

Related: Luann Is Working On 'Plan B' After Drunken Arrest

The Real Housewives star and controversial figure straight up accused Simmons of grabbing her ass in an elevator a few years ago, saying the music mogul — who is already facing multiple rape and sexual misconduct allegations — allegedly did it against her will and never apologized.

Luann detailed the allegations (below):

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Charles In Charge Star Alexander Polinsky Is Now Accusing Scott Baio Of 'Sexual Harassment & Abuse'

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Things aren't looking good for Scott Baio

As we reported last week, during an episode of The Talk, host Sara Gilbert read a statement from Charles In Charge star Alexander Polinsky (above, left) accusing Baio (right) of "regular verbal attacks," "mental abuse," and "physical assault" on the 1980s show.

Although Polinksy was not present during the taping, sitcom costar Nicole Eggert appeared as a guest. Earlier this month, she filed a police report alleging Baio sexually abused her as a minor.

Related: Melissa Schuman Files Police Report Against Nick Carter For Alleged Rape

On Tuesday, lawyer Lisa Bloom announced on Twitter she is now representing Polinsky, who is coming forward with allegations of "sexual harassment and abuse" against Baio.

On Wednesday, the now-43-year-old actor will speak out for the first time about the alleged incident in a press conference in Woodland Hills, California.

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Country Star Vince Gill Debuts Song Forever Changed Based On His Personal Experience With Sexual Abuse — WATCH!

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Not a dry eye in the house…

On Tuesday, at Universal Music Group Nashville's two-hour showcase at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, Vince Gill debuted an emotional song called Forever Changed based on his own personal experience with sexual abuse.

Related: Keith Urban Leads Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims

Though the tune was written a few years ago, the country singer performed it for the first time in front of Country Radio Seminar attendees, in light of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

Although the track is told from a female perspective, the 60-year-old revealed to the solemn crowd it was inspired by an incident he endured in middle school with his gym teacher.

According to Rare Country, Gill confessed:

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