“Office Christmas Party” actor T.J. Miller was arrested in Los Angeles early on Friday because of an altercation with his Uber driver over President-elect Donald Trump, according to police and media.
Miller was booked at a jail for misdemeanor battery and released with a promise to appear at an upcoming court hearing, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Jenny Houser said in a phone interview. She declined to give details of the incident.
An attorney for Miller did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Celebrity website TMZ, citing unnamed law enforcement sources, reported Miller was picked up by an Uber driver early on Friday and during the ride the two got into an argument about Trump.
The driver contends Miller slapped him when they got to Miller’s house, according to TMZ.
Houser said the driver, who she confirmed worked for a ride-hailing service, was not transported to a hospital and she had no information on any injuries the driver may have suffered.
Miller is no fan of the president-elect.
Several days before the election in November, he appeared on the late night show “Conan” and tried to burn a tie sold under Trump’s brand.
On Thursday, he was on the television show again, with a safety pin through his ear in solidarity he said with opponents of Trump who have worn the pins in their clothing. In an apparent stunt, Miller’s ear seemed to bleed as he complained about feeling “dizzy.”
Miller on Thursday night attended an awards event by culture website Vulture.com. He also went to a separate awards gala the same night hosted by the magazine GQ.
The altercation with the driver occurred after Miller was picked up from the GQ Awards, according to TMZ.
Miller stars in the comedy “Office Christmas Party” which opens at movie theaters on Friday. He also plays a technology entrepreneur in the HBO television series “Silicon Valley.” (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Ediing by Steve Orlofsky)
WHO declares Ebola epidemic in DR Congo an international emergency
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.
The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, has largely been contained to remote areas, but this week saw a patient diagnosed with the virus in the eastern city of Goma, the first case in a major urban hub.
House holds Bill Barr and Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress
The House has officially voted to hold Attorney General Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress.
Both men refused to abide by a subpoena from the House for documents so they that could investigate actions by both departments.
The last person to be held in contempt of Congress was Bill Barr when he was held in civil contempt, but this was a criminal charge.
In the case of Ross, he is accused of lying under oath to Congress and they requested documents to prove it. Ross refused to provide the information necessary.
Ross has called the contempt charge "political theater" and of no real substance. If that was true, he shouldn't be afraid to provide the documents. Still, he refused.
There are enough votes to impeach Trump if it comes to the floor: CNN’s April Ryan quotes congressman
On Wednesday, the House voted 332 to 95 to table articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump brought forth by Rep. Al Green (D-TX). Democrats were divided, with 137 members agreeing to table the resolution. All 194 Republicans and independent Justin Amash also voted to do so.
But despite the resounding defeat for Green's measure, one congressman told CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Network director April Ryan that while many Democrats want to continue with investigations for the time being, he believes there would be enough votes to pass it if it actually made it to the floor.