T.J. Miller, the former star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, is now facing accusations that while in college he sexually assaulted and punched a woman, the Daily Beast reports.
“He just tried a lot of things without asking me, and at no point asked me if I was all right,” the woman told The Daily Beast. “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. … I was paralyzed.”
The alleged victim, who wants to remain anonymous, says she is speaking out now to add her voice to the “societal awakening” happening now in both left-wing Hollywood and the left-wing mainstream media. The Daily Beast further reports that the “accusations were eventually addressed by a student court at George Washington University and have been buzzed about in Hollywood and stand-up circles for years.”
On top of that, the Daily Beast says it has interviewed five people who say the alleged victim shared her story with them at the time. Apparently, there were two separate incidents.
The alleged victim admits that when the first alleged assault occurred, some 15 years ago, she was very drunk to the point where she does not remember much. What she says she does remember, though, is “that as they were ‘fooling around’ at her place, Miller began ‘shaking me violently'” and allegedly punched her in the mouth during sex.
She says she woke up with a bloody lip and fractured tooth.
During the second alleged incident a few weeks later, which she says lasted five hours, she claims she was sober.
“We started to fool around, and very early in that, he put his hands around my throat and closed them, and I couldn’t breathe,” she told the Daily Beast. “I was genuinely terrified and completely surprised. I understand now that this is for some people a kink, and I continue to believe it is [something] that should be entered into by consenting parties. But, as someone who had only begun having sexual encounters, like, about three months earlier, I had no awareness this was a kink, and I had certainly not entered into any agreement that I would be choked.”
After that, she claims he sodomized her without her consent and “penetrated” her with a bottle, again without her consent. She claims she told him “No.”
She says it took her a year before she could talk to the campus police. After a two-week process, she was told the situation was “resolved.” Citing privacy laws, the school would not comment further.
Miller denies any wrongdoing and supplied character witnesses from that time to speak on his behalf.
This is the second time Miller’s run-ins with the law have become public, In December of last year, he was arrested and cited after an altercation with an Uber driver.