'Deadpool' Actor TJ Miller Accused Of Sexual Assault And Punching A Woman
20 December 2017, 10:55
Miller denies the accusations after an anonymous woman who attended university with the 'Silicon Valley' star came forward in a new online interview.
Note - readers may find details of this story distressing.
Comedian and actor TJ Miller has denied accusations of sexual assault after a damning piece was published in The Daily Beast this week.
The star of Deadpool, Silicon Valley and The Emoji Movie allegedly dated the woman in question while at George Washington University. She claims that during the relationship she was shaken, punched in the mouth and choked during sex, with Miller also anally penetrating her and using a beer bottle to penetrate her without her consent. The woman's housemates have confirmed that they were concerned about her at the time and noticed bruising on her body.
A year later, the woman reportedly recorded the incident with campus police and the matter was dealt with in student court over the course of several weeks. Miller graduated but the implication is that he may have been pushed to do so early.
Miller has released a joint statement with his wife Kate denying wrongdoing:
"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)."
Since the accusations broke online, adult film star Dana DeArmond has also accused Miller of harassment in a tweet:
I was harassed by both Tj Miller and the director Jordan Vogt-Roberts shooting for Comedy Central’s Mash Up. I’ve been saying Tj was an asshole for years. So there you go.— Dana DeArmond (@danadearmond) December 19, 2017
Similarly, film critic Danielle Solzman has also accused TJ of sending her a transphobic email after she wrote a review of The Emoji Movie:
It's safe to say that his career is over now. Nobody ever wants to be on the receiving end of this kind of transphobic abuse. This was the email that found its way to my inbox just one week after the Emoji Movie was released. https://t.co/Nh4T7l0Djf— Danielle Solzman (@DanielleSATM) December 19, 2017
Miller is yet to respond to either of these allegations at the time of writing.