CNN Pro-Trump Contributor Jason Miller Departs Amid Legal Accusations
Miller is leaving his role, he said, to focus on clearing his name and preserving his reputation.
Facing scandalous headlines, CNN pro-Trump contributor Jason Miller on Saturday announced that he is leaving his position so he can focus on "clearing [his] name and fighting the false and defamatory accusations being made against [him]."
Miller, who served as communications director for the Trump campaign and remains plugged into the president's orbit, has been embroiled in a protracted legal dispute with A.J. Delgado, a former campaign staffer with whom he fathered a child.
Miller and Delgado have battled on Twitter and in various legal motions involving custody of their child.
On Friday, the website Splinter published a story detailing new allegations against Miller, put forth by Delgado. "Delgado’s legal team alleges that Miller — prior to their own high-profile extramarital romance — carried out an affair with a woman he met at an Orlando strip club," according to the report. "Additionally, the court documents claim, when the woman found out she was pregnant, Miller surreptitiously dosed her with an abortion pill without her knowledge, leading, the woman claims, to the pregnancy’s termination and nearly her death."
Miller on Saturday said on Twitter that "there is no validity to the false accusations made in the document."
He proclaimed his innocence again in his statement later in the day. But, he said, "[t]hat doesn't matter however in the current court of public opinion, where fraudulent statements and a lack of factual support rule the day as long as it fits into a tweet."
A CNN spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Miller is no longer employed by the company.
CNN is already down one pro-Trump contributor due to the absence of Paris Dennard, a former George W. Bush administration staffer who was suspended by the network in August after The Washington Post reported that he was terminated from an earlier job after allegations of inappropriate behavior.
News on my departure from CNN: pic.twitter.com/IjNIgeRPRF— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) September 22, 2018