HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Comedian T.J. Miller, 35, was arrested on Friday, December 9 on suspicion of battery to a service car driver. The actor/comedian’s arrest transpired around 1 a.m. on Friday.
According to reports, officers responded to a call they received near the 6900 block of Camrose Drive made by the victim who was the driver of a car service company. Officer Drake Madison from the Los Angeles Police Department informed People magazine that the driver accused Miller of battery and requested a private person’s arrest.
TMZ reported that the Miller and the driver got into an argument over President-Elect Donald Trump, which led to Miller allegedly striking the driver on his head as they arrived at Miller’s home.
Officers followed Miller to his home where he was arrested and booked at the Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood station. His bail was set at $20,000 and the actor was released on his own recognizance with a notice to appear in court on January 9, 2017. The actor is set to host the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, December 11. He also stars in the comedy “Office Christmas Party” alongside Jennifer Aniston, which opened on Friday.
Miller is the star of the HBO series “Silicon Valley” and recently co-starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in the superhero flick “Deadpool.” He also appeared alongside Mark Wahlberg in “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”
Miller is still expected to host the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday indicated Joey Berlin, president of the organization for the Critic’s Choice Awards to USA Today.