“Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller was arrested for suspicion of battery in Los Angeles early Friday after allegedly arguing with a cab driver over Donald Trump.
Miller is accused of assaulting the driver after a political argument over Trump around 1 a.m., LAPD officer Jenny Houser told The Hollywood Reporter. It was a citizen’s arrest, as it did not happen in front of officers. Miller, who got into the cab after GQ’s Men of the Year Awards, is accused of slapping the driver in the head, TMZ reported.
There are conflicting reports as to whether Miller had to post bail or not. E! News is reporting he was released for the misdemeanor charge on $20,000 bond, while The Los Angeles Times is reporting he was immediately released from custody.
A rep for the actor was not immediately available for comment or clarification. Miller can be seen in “Office Christmas Party,” opening Friday, and is slated to host Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards.
The “Silicon Valley” cast has had its fair share of Trump-related woes.
Last month, Miller’s co-stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch were accosted by Trump supporters in LA who called them “cucks,” a derogatory alt-right term used to describe liberals or anyone who’s anti-Trump.