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Alice Wetterlund Says T.J. Miller Was a 'Bully' on Silicon Valley Set and Male Cast Members Were 'Complicit'

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Before T.J. Miller was arrested for reporting a fake bomb threat, he played an asshole on TV, on HBO’s Silicon Valley.

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On Tuesday, one of Miller’s former colleagues, Alice Wetterlund, who played Carla Walton in six episodes of Silicon Valley, wrote in a Twitter thread that Miller was “kind of a nightmare” to work with, and that the male cast members were “complicit” in his bad behavior.

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Variety reported that on Wednesday an HBO spokesperson issued a statement in response to Wetterlund’s comments, which read, “While this is the first we have heard Alice Wetterlund comment on her experiences on Silicon Valley, we are disappointed to learn of her concerns. HBO and the producers have always taken very seriously our responsibility to create a welcoming and cogent environment for everyone who works on the show.”

 

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Miller left the show in June 2017, before the show’s latest season, and in March, The Hollywood Reporter came out with a story in which sources admitted Silicon Valley had decided to cut ties with Miller and that it had been “a long time coming” due to unprofessional behavior on set.

In December, Miller was accused of sexually assaulting and punching a woman while he was a student at George Washington University. The same day that report came out, adult film star Dana DeArmond accused Miller of sexual harassment while shooting for Comedy Central’s Mash Up.

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DISCUSSION

About the time Miller got fired from SV, a couple of the male actors did interviews (one was definitely Middleditch) talking about what a nightmare he was to work with and how happy they were he was gone. Many Miller stans showed up in these very comments to assure us emphatically and condescendingly that all the very explicit references to Miller being a horrible ass that the other actors all hated was sarcasm our lady brains simply didn’t get because we are bad at humor.

Pretty sure it wasn’t sarcasm.