‘Silicon Valley’ Star T.J. Miller Accused of Smacking Uber Driver Over Trump

Driver made a citizen’s arrest

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“Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller was arrested on a battery charge early Friday morning, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told TheWrap.

Miller was arrested at approximately 1 a.m., after his driver placed him under citizen’s arrest, police said. Police followed Miller to his residence and placed him under arrest.

Miller got into it with his Uber driver during an argument about president-elect Donald Trump after Miller attended the GQ Man of the Year party, and the driver claimed that Miller slapped him, TMZ reported. The driver didn’t have any visible injuries, TMZ reported.

The actor was released on his own recognizance. His manager did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Miller has been critical of Trump, even trying to burn a Trump tie on “Conan.” He tweeted during the presidential election, “Trump is a madman. He’s a lunatic. He’ll ruin us globally. Let’s f— him up in November.”

Miller’s new movie “Office Christmas Party” — which also stars Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Munn and Jason Bateman, opens today. The actor, who last year won a Critics Choice award for his portrayal of  Erlich Bachman on the HBO comedy “Silicon Valley,” also appeared in the superhero film “Deadpool” earlier this year.