T.J. Miller has been accused of shaking, choking, sexually assaulting a woman and punching her in the mouth during sex while in college at George Washington University. In a statement made to The Daily Beast, Miller and his wife Kate claim they were victims of a former girlfriend who began circulating rumors once she found out that Miller and his current wife were dating. “Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again,” the Millers wrote. “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.”
The Millers also told Variety that they met his accuser over ten years ago while in college. “She attempted to break us up back then by plotting for over a year before making contradictory claims and accusations,” wrote the Millers. “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).” And released their full joint statement on instagram.
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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
The Daily Beast printed the accusations from the woman who asked to remain anonymous because she feared reprisals for telling her story. In his statement responding to the allegations, Miller addressed her as “Sarah.” The story, like many others making headlines (i.e. Cosby, Louis C.K.), has been “buzzed about” by those in the industry according to TDB for years but never addressed as a news item until now. Others who were students at the time of the alleged incident have corroborated the story, according to The Beast, or at least corroborated that Sarah had told them about the incidents at the time they allegedly occurred, and that she did in fact have injuries consistent with her story.
Miller’s accuser details two incidents, and admits to being drunk enough to have hazy recollection of the first alleged incident, which left her with a fractured tooth and bloody lip. She says that the next day when she asked Miller about the prior evening he blamed her injuries on a drunken fall. They continued to see each other but she alleged that he became violent again during what she refers to as a “five hour ordeal” and says she was paralyzed when Miller attempted to choke her during what started out as consensual sex. She claims she was anally penetrated without consent, and that he used a bottle sexually, again without her consent. The incident was addressed in George Washington University’s student court, with testimony from Sarah’s friends, and although the University told her the issue was resolved, she was not aware of what was done to resolve it.
Read the full story at The Daily Beast.