According to Entertainment Weekly, TJ Miller’s comedy show on Comedy Central, The Gorburger Show, is officially over. The network canceled the series following the allegations of assault made against TJ earlier this week.
The show followed a monster who takes over a TV station in Japan. Miller voiced the leading character and served as the executive producer.
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
A source said to Entertainment Weekly that they wanted to cancel the show earlier in the year so the reports come at the worst time.
As you may know, several organizations reported that Miller allegedly assaulted and punched a woman while in college back in Washington, DC, in the early 2000’s.
In an interview with The Daily Beast published on Tuesday, the alleged victim – who goes by the name of Sarah – claimed the actor and comedian struck her while they attended post-secondary.
In response, TJ and his wife, Kate, took to her Twitter account to offer their side of the story. TJ and Kate apparently know who the woman is and say she has had a personal vendetta against them for many years.
TJ and Kate said she made up rumors about them back in college and continuously tried to break them up. They added that, over time, the truth would become self-evident because the alleged victim has a history of making false claims.
Furthermore, the comic and his wife state that the woman is merely taking advantage of the current political climate to get her revenge finally. As you may know, Miller’s scandal is just one of many to hit the news recently, with many others losing their jobs and reputations including, Mario Batali, Harvey Weinstein, and more.