On the spectrum of T.J. Miller is a Mess scale of trainwreck measurement, this story about T.J. Miller probably falls at the absolute lowest end of the spectrum. And that’s got me all kinds of confused. Because if T.J. Miller isn’t acting like an extra-crispy entitled egomaniac, then is it even a T.J. Miller story? But here we are with a T.J. Miller story filled with minimal drama.
In December 2016, T.J. Miller got into a fight with an Uber driver named Wilson Deon Thomas III over newly-elected Trump. The fight turned physical between the two upon arriving at T.J.’s home after he allegedly slapped the driver in the head. The driver pulled a citizen’s arrest on T.J., and he was later arrested by the cops. TMZ says that while T.J. dodged criminal charges, he still faced a civil suit from Wilson. T.J. and Wilson reached a settlement last Thursday. TMZ says it’s not known what kind of settlement was reached, but they think T.J. paid Wilson enough money to keep the case from going to court.
Also, Wilson had claimed T.J. was high on whippits at the time of the attack. TMZ has some pictures taken by Wilson of the backseat of his vehicle, one of which shows a plastic bag filled with whippits boxes, while another features multiple nitrous canisters on the floor. I thought nitrous was supposed to make you giggly and jovial? Whatever T.J. was huffing clearly made him angry and punchy. I guess when you huff enough nitrous to power one of those aggressively macho cars from The Fast and the Furious movies, you’re able to turn into one.