‘Silicon Valley’ Star T.J. Miller Arrested After Driver Accuses Actor of Battery

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
December 10, 2016 Updated: December 10, 2016

Los Angeles police say actor T.J. Miller was arrested early Friday morning after a driver accused him of battery.

The arrest of the “Silicon Valley” star came two days before Miller will host the Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police officer Drake Madison says Miller was arrested around 1 a.m. Friday. The driver who accused him of battery wanted Millerbooked under a citizen’s arrest. Madison did not have additional details about what led to the dispute between the driver and Miller.

But according to Yahoo, Miller got into the scuffle with his Uber driver during an argument over president-elect Donald Trump—which came right after he  attended the GQ Man of the Year party. The driver claimed that Miller then slapped him, TMZ reported, which added that the driver didn’t have any visible injuries following the fracas.

Miller has been publicly critical of Trump throughout the campaign season, describing the president as a “madman” on Twitter.

Police told Yahoo that the driver placed Miller under citizen’s arrest.

Madison says Miller was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to appear in court on Jan. 9.

Joey Berlin, president of the organization that bestows the Critics’ Choice Awards, says Miller will remain the host for Sunday’s show.

“We look forward to seeing what he’s going to do on Sunday,” Berlin said.

A call to Miller’s manager was not immediately returned.

Miller also stars in the comedy film “Office Christmas Party,” which was released Friday.

Epoch Times contributed to this report.