T.J. Miller accused of sexual and physical assault, Comedy Central cancels show

By Wade Sheridan  |  Dec. 20, 2017 at 9:13 AM
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Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller has been accused of physical and sexual assault by an anonymous woman he dated while attending George Washington University in 2001.

The woman came forward with her accusations to The Daily Beast saying that Miller assaulted her on two separate occasions including being punched in the mouth during sex and being choked and penetrated anally without her consent.

"He just tried a lot of things without asking me, and at no point asked me if I was all right," she said of the second incident. "He choke[d] me, and I kept staring at his face hoping he would see that I was afraid and [that he] would stop... I couldn't say anything."

The anonymous woman's claims were corroborated by five others who attended George Washington University. The woman says she came forward due to the numerous sexual assault allegations that have rocked Hollywood.

Miller denied the allegations on Instagram by posting a joint statement he made with his wife, actress Kate Gomey, alongside a photo of the couple embracing each other.

"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," the statement reads after saying that the woman had attempted to break the pair up in college and that she was kicked out of the university's comedy group due to "disturbing behavior."

"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," Miller and Gomey continued.

"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."

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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Miller's Comedy Central late night program The Gorburger Show, was canceled on Tuesday, the same day the woman's accusations were published.

A spokesman for the network said to Deadline, however, that the decision not to keep the program was made before the woman's story was known.

The Gorburger Show aired for two seasons consisting of 19 episodes and featured Miller voicing the title character, a blue alien monster who had taken over a Japanese variety show. The series featured celebrity interviews and musical guests, among other segments.

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