TJ Miller Conservative Controversy: TJ Miller, a Silicon Valley Resident, Was Detained After He Allegedly Slapped an Uber Driver!
Los Angeles police announced on Friday that TJ Miller, a comedian from Silicon Valley, had been detained for violence after he allegedly attacked an Uber driver over a political debate.
Aareon Jefferson, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, said that Miller was taken into custody at his residence at around 1 a.m., following a call from the 6900 block of Camrose Drive in Hollywood Heights.
While Jefferson claimed Miller was detained for violence and “later released under his own cognizance,” he was unable to establish the circumstances surrounding Miller’s arrest. According to the celebrity website, Miller went to a magazine party on Thursday night and then took an Uber home.
According to TMZ, Miller hit the driver on the head after they got into an altercation about President-elect Donald Trump. Following this, the driver had reportedly called the police and “demand a prior personal arrest,” as stated by Jefferson.
Miller, when contacted by BuzzFeed, refused to elaborate. On a late-night show in November, he mockingly torched a Trump brand tie, saying, “That’s how bad Donald Trump’s ties are — they’re not even flammable.”
Miller, 35, is well-known for his role in the HBO series Silicon Valley. Last month, just days after the presidential election, his co-stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch said that TJ Miller got into a heated argument with Trump supporters.
Actors Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch claim they were threatened with physical violence by two men who called them “cucks” in a pub.
Nanjiani tweeted: “At this moment, the bouncer runs over, grabs them, and kicks them out.” The bartender was really nice and apologized for the wait. We, especially Thomas, are taken aback. This occurred in the midst of a crowded bar in Los Angeles. What it must be like to be someone who looks like me but in different ways escapes my comprehension.
Nanjiani, a Pakistani-American, has been vocal in his criticism of President Trump and the racist rhetoric of some of Trump’s fans, including former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, for several months.
We must not allow “hate, racism, prejudice, and sexism to become acceptable,” Nanjiani argued. Be careful in case something does happen, but know that we won’t tolerate this.
In the 10 days after Trump’s election, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-leaning organization that tracks hate organizations, recorded 867 incidences of hate, such as racist graffiti, vandalism, and threats against mosques and immigrants. Speaking to CBS, Trump said, “If it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: stop it.”