A former CNN commentator and Donald Trump staffer filed a $100 million lawsuit alleging that a Splinter.com story scarred his reputation. The Hollywood Reporter’s THR, Esq., reports that Jason Miller is suing Gizmodo, and has hired one of the law firms that brought down Gawker in the Hulk Hogan sex tape case.
“The pro-Trump pundit left the network in September, after a story was published on Splinter alleging he had an affair with a woman he met at an Orlando strip club and ‘when the woman found out she was pregnant, Miller surreptitiously dosed her with an abortion pill without her knowledge, leading, the woman claims, to the pregnancy’s termination and nearly her death.’ The story attributed the accusations to legal documents filed by A.J. Delgado, a former campaign staffer with whom Miller had an affair and fathered a child,” THR reports.
In the lawsuit, filed Monday in Florida federal court, “Miller says the woman submitted a sworn declaration saying it never happened and the story was fabricated by Delgado to ruin his life,”
The report quotes attorney Shane Vogt writing in the complaint: “The sad reality is that the Defendants could not care less about the truth of the accusations they published to millions of readers. Miller was labeled a ‘murderer,’ he lost his job on CNN, he is being harassed and threatened online, he and his family are being shunned in their community, and his personal, professional and family life have been permanently scarred — all without a shred of proof or corroborating evidence.”