Former White House communications director Jason Miller has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Gizmodo Media Group for an article published by Splinter News about court filings affiliated with his ongoing custody battle with former Trump campaign aide A.J. Delgado, the New York Post and several other outlets reported.
Miller, who worked on the Trump campaign and also formerly worked as an on-air contributor for CNN, and Delgado had an affair while working for the campaign. Delgado became pregnant with her son William not long after the 2016 election and has been engaged in a bitter custody battle with Miller for nearly two years, as TPM has reported.
The Splinter News article about Miller cites court documents filed by Delgado in a Florida family court, alleging abusive behavior by Miller. According to the NY Post, the woman described in Delgado’s filing gave a sworn statement to Miller’s lawyers denying the claims.
After the story published, Miller tweeted that he was stepping away from his role at CNN to “focus on clearing my name.”
News on my departure from CNN: pic.twitter.com/IjNIgeRPRF
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) September 22, 2018
Gizmodo told the Post it stands by its reporting. Miller has reportedly asked for a trial by jury.
Both Delgado and Miller did not immediately return TPM’s request for comment.
Editor’s note: In the interest of full disclosure, Katherine Krueger, the author of the Splinter article Miller is suing over, used to be on TPM’s staff.