Comedian T.J. Miller harassed a woman on a train, then told cops she had a bomb when she wasn’t into it
by Katie Way
This story has everything: an actor who's been accused of sexual assault, booze, bombs, the police and train travel! Buckle up, kiddos.
Actor and comedian T.J. Miller (who you might know from Silicon Valley or… eh, no, that's probably it) has been charged by the FBI with calling in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train in late March.
Thank god we were able to see the talents of TJ Miller in his totally unexpendable and undubbable role in Ready Player One before he was arrested for falsely reporting a woman he was angry with for carrying a bomb, but after he was accused of sexual assault
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) April 11, 2018
The press release from the Justice Department alleges that Miller was drunk when he made the call, slurring his words after consuming multiple drinks on the train. Buzzfeed reports that Miller downed two glasses of wine and two double scotch and sodas before calling, but Miller said he'd only had a glass of red wine when questioned over the phone.
The Justice Department says that Miller and the woman who he claimed had a bomb had been "feuding" prior to his call. According to TMZ, an Amtrak attendant saw Miller and the woman in question cursing each other out before Miller called the threat in.
It seems important to note that TJ Miller, who's been accused of sexual assault, did not merely call in a false bomb threat, but specifically made a "report that a female passenger with whom he'd allegedly been feuding on the DC–New York train had 'a bomb in her bag.'" https://t.co/q2QRtUBGmA
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) April 10, 2018
Further, they report that "the woman told police Miller was being loud and belligerent on the train, and had made a comment about her hair."
And after interviewing the accused woman, passengers, attendants and Miller, police concluded that Miller had a grudge against the woman, and then, lo and behold: bomb threat!
Miller was taken into custody by the FBI, then released on Tuesday on $100,000 bond. White men really get to do whatever they want, huh?