Judge Charlotte Brown dismissed the order after the accuser failed to appear for the hearing Thursday.
Attorney Stephen Goodwin also announced as he left the courtroom that he's no longer representing the accuser, citing "irreconcilable differences."
Hardy wasn't present in the courtroom Thursday.
While the protective order request has been dismissed, charges against Hardy remain.
His next court date is set for June 27.
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