'A good man with a good heart': Lydia Hearst stands up for embattled husband Chris Hardwick at Comic-Con appearance
Lydia Hearst is standing by her husband, Chris Hardwick.
The actress-model, 33, was snapped Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con, and spoke at Variety Studio about the scandal swirling around her spouse - who she called 'a genuinely good man with a good heart' - after his ex Chloe Dykstra indirectly accused of him of sexual and emotional abuse in a June 14Medium post.
The Wilton, Connecticut native said of her 46-year-old spouse, 'I've known him to be nothing less than absolutely loving, compassionate, supportive, not just to myself, but to everyone he knows and works with.
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Lydia Hearst is standing by her husband, Chris Hardwick. The actress-model, 33, was snapped Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con, and spoke with Variety
Hearst was in style at the event in Southern California, in a mahogany red leather jacket over a low-cut lace red top, with yellow slacks and pointed white boots with chunky heels.
While Hardwick has had a constant presence at Comic-Con, often as a moderator for AMC and BBC America, he was absent from the pop culture gathering this year amid the fallout of the scandal, while his shows with AMC have been shelved.
The Cabin Fever 3 star, a descendant of the famous publishing family, predicted that her spouse's professional setbacks were temporary.
'I think fans can expect to see him back on the air soon and maybe hopefully back at Comic-Con next year,' Hearst said. She told the publication Hardwick's programs are in a hiatus period as network executives probe claims made by Dykstra, and that they're 'extremely optimistic about' the forthcoming results.
Fashionista: Hearst wore a mahogany red leather jacket over a low-cut lace red top, with yellow slacks and pointed white boots with chunky heels
Lustrous: The actress had her dark mane down and parted as she sipped on water at the event
Stout: Hearst called her spouse 'a genuinely good man with a good heart' in the chat with Variety
Confident: Hearst predicted that her spouse's professional setbacks were temporary
Looking forward: Hearst told Variety, 'I think fans can expect to see him back on the air soon and maybe hopefully back at Comic-Con next year'
Go for it in yellow trousers like Lydia
Lydia Hearst's stylists may have put together the most interesting look of the day at Comic-Con in San Diego. The actress wore a burgundy Greta Constantine jacket, red Off-White bodysuit, white Gianvito Rossi boots and, in our opinion, the standout piece, bright canary yellow trousers by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC.
The brand has been given quite a celeb boost within the last week starting with Melania Trump who wore a Calvin Klein navy blue midi dress. We love the slim cut of these trousers and especially the white, black and red track stripe on the sides. If you've got the cash, we suggest clicking right to snap them up now at Barneys New York.
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Hearst previously supported her husband on Instagram in the wake of the scandal.
'I have made the decision to come out in support of my husband not out of obligation, but out of necessity to speak the truth about the person I know,' she said. 'Chris is nothing but loving and compassionate and is the only person who has stood by me, never judged me, helped me heal, and feel whole.
'To defend my husband would be giving credence to any of these accusations. I will not do that. Chris Hardwick is a good man.'
Dazzling: The actress-model posed for a number of studio shots at the annual gathering
Supportive: Hearst has consistently stood in her husband's corner amid the past month's events
Taking a powder: Hardwick was not at this year's Comic-Con amid his ongoing scandal. He was snapped last year moderating a BBC America panel at the event
She pledged to 'remain in complete support of' Hardwick, adding 'that the truth will always win, adding, '#TimesUp because I know my truth and I believe in due process.'
In the wake of allegations made by Dykstra, Hardwick issued a statement saying he 'was heartbroken to read Chloe’s post' and denied allegations of sexual assault.
'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.'