Silicon Valley's T.J. Miller accused of violently assaulting his college girlfriend

T.J. Miller.
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Comedian and former Silicon Valley actor T.J. Miller is accused of violently sexually assaulting his former girlfriend while the two attended George Washington University. "We started to fool around, and very early in that, he put his hands around my throat and closed them, and I couldn't breathe," the woman, who asked not to be named out of fear of repercussions, told The Daily Beast. "I was genuinely terrified and completely surprised … [A]s someone who had only begun having sexual encounters, like, about three months earlier, I had no awareness this was a kink, and I had certainly not entered into any agreement that I would be choked."

The woman said the incident escalated into further violence that she tried to protest. Her roommates recalled the alleged incident — which eventually went to student court — with one saying: "My [other] roommate was in my bedroom with me and we heard a loud smacking noise, and we were concerned … The very next day when we talked to [Miller's girlfriend] she was very upset, and … had said he had hit her in a very violent way."

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