T.J. Miller Denies Claims of Sexual Assault and Violence

The former 'Silicon Valley' star claims that an anonymous woman is "using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations."
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Hours after T.J. Miller was accused of sexual assault and violence by an anonymous woman in a Daily Beast story, the comedian and actor is denying the allegations.

In the piece, the woman alleges that Miller hit and sexually assaulted her while the two were seeing each other in college at George Washington University in 2001. According to the story, she claims the former Silicon Valley star strangled her and punched her in the mouth during sex — and that he also penetrated her anally without her consent, and then later did so with a beer bottle.

Miller, who departed the hit HBO comedy in which he rose to fame abruptly last season, has several films coming up, including Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and Ryan Reynold's Deadpool 2. The latter's studio Warner Bros. had no comment on the allegations, while Ready Player One producer 20th Century Fox declined to comment on the matter.

While the movie studios have remained silent, HBO, where Miller's spent four seasons on Silicon Valley and also taped his recent standup special Meticulously Ridiculous, did offer a response. “There were no reports of sexual misconduct during T.J. Miller’s time working at HBO,” the cable network said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “We have no plans to remove T.J. Miller’s projects from the network or streaming platforms.”

Miller took to Instagram to address the allegation, offering up the same statement from he and his wife, Kate, that he gave to the Daily Beast. Here it is in full:

We met this woman over a decade ago while studying together in college, she attempted to break us up back then by plotting for over a year before making contradictory claims and accusations. She attempted to discredit both of our voices and use us against one another by trying to portray Kate to be a continuous abuse victim of T.J. (further efforts to hurt the two of us). She was asked to leave our university comedy group because of worrisome and disturbing behavior, which angered her immensely, she then became fixated on our relationship, and began telling people around campus “I’m going to destroy them” & “I’m going to ruin him.” We are confident that a full consideration of accounts from and since that time will shed light and clarity on the true nature of not only this person’s character, but also on the real facts of the matter. (See the e-mails referenced). We stand together in stating this is nothing more than an unfortunate resurgence of her lies designed to wreak havoc on two happily married people in the public eye.

She began again to circulate rumors online once our relationship became public.

Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again. It is unfortunate that she is choosing this route as it undermines the important movement to make women feel safe coming forward about legitimate claims against real known predators.

We stand together and will not allow this person to take advantage of a serious movement toward gender equality by allowing her to use this moment to muddy the water with an unrelated personal agenda. We feel we all have an obligation now more than ever to prevent people from using reporters to spin lies into headlines, and focus instead on what is real.

We both champion and continue to stand up for people everywhere who have truly suffered injustice seeking to have justice brought into their lives.

 

Kate & T.J. Miller’s statement: We met this woman over a decade ago while studying together in college, she attempted to break us up back then by plotting for over a year before making contradictory claims and accusations.  She attempted to discredit both of our voices and use us against one another by trying to portray Kate to be a continuous abuse victim of T.J. (further efforts to hurt the two of us). She was asked to leave our university comedy group because of worrisome and disturbing behavior, which angered her immensely, she then became fixated on our relationship, and began telling people around campus “I’m going to destroy them” & “I’m going to ruin him.” We are confident that a full consideration of accounts from and since that time will shed light and clarity on the true nature of not only this person’s character, but also on the real facts of the matter. (See the e-mails referenced). We stand together in stating this is nothing more than an unfortunate resurgence of her lies designed to wreak havoc on two happily married people in the public eye. She began again to circulate rumors online once our relationship became public. Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again. It is unfortunate that she is choosing this route as it undermines the important movement to make women feel safe coming forward about legitimate claims against real known predators. We stand together and will not allow this person to take advantage of a serious movement toward gender equality by allowing her to use this moment to muddy the water with an unrelated personal agenda. We feel we all have an obligation now more than ever to prevent people from using reporters to spin lies into headlines, and focus instead on what is real. We both champion and continue to stand up for people everywhere who have truly suffered injustice seeking to have justice brought into their lives. - Kate & T.J. Miller

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