The actor and comedian who is scheduled to host the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, “Silicon Valley” and “Office Christmas Party” star T.J. Miller, was arrested this morning, TMZ.com reports.
“Law enforcement sources tell us T.J.’s driver picked him up from the GQ Men of the Year party early Friday morning, and during the ride they got into an argument about President-elect Donald Trump,” TMZ reports. “The driver claims T.J. slapped him in the head when they got to his house.”
The driver, who reportedly did not have any visible injuries, called officers and made a citizen’s arrest.
“T.J. was released without having to post bail,” TMZ notes. “Our sources say he seemed intoxicated.”
Miller’s new movie, “Office Christmas Party,” opened today.
USA Today reports that Miller has lashed out in the past about Trump, calling him a “madman” and “lunatic” on Twitter back in July. The publication also reports that Miller was ordered to appear in court Jan. 9.
“Joey Berlin, president of the organization that bestows the Critics’ Choice Awards, says Miller will remain the host for Sunday’s show,” USA Today adds.
Miller plays Erlich Bachman on the HBO series “Silicon Valley.”