Chris Hardwick Back to Work at AMC After Review Of Sexual Abuse Claims

7/25/2018 1:04 PM PDT

Chris Hardwick Returns to AMC After 'Careful Review' of Sexual Abuse Claims

Chris Hardwick has a green light to return to hosting 'Talking Dead' after what AMC says was a thorough investigation into the sexual assault allegations made by his ex-girlfriend.

The network announced Wednesday Hardwick has been reinstated, and will be back to work on 'Dead' and "Talking with Chris Hardwick."

AMC adds ... "We take these matters very seriously and given the information available to us after a very careful review, including interviews with numerous individuals, we believe returning Chris to work is the appropriate step."

As we reported ... Hardwick's ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, accused him of emotional and sexual abuse during their relationship. Hardwick denied the allegations and insisted he broke things off with Dykstra in 2014 because she cheated on him.

Text messages obtained by TMZ appeared to show Chloe tried to reconcile with Chris months after their split.