Jason Miller, a former senior communications staffer for President Donald Trump’s campaign, said he would step down from his role as political analyst on CNN following accusations regarding his behavior toward a women he allegedly impregnated.
“I have decided to step away from my role as a Political Commentator at CNN to focus on clearing my name and fighting the false and defamatory accusations being made against me,” Miller said via Twitter Saturday evening. He denied the allegations, and said he said the lack of veracity in the report “doesn’t matter however in the court of public opinion, where fraudulent statements and a lack of factual support rule the day as long as it fits into a tweet.”
CNN spokespersons did not immediately respond to a query seeking comment.
Documents in a custody case involving Miller were filed earlier this month in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, and obtained by the online news outlet Splinter. A Splinter report, citing the court documents, alleged Miller had an affair with a woman and when she later found out she was pregnant, Miller “surreptitiously dosed her with an abortion pill without her knowledge,” leading to the end of the pregnancy.
The controversy appears to be the latest turn in a sordid saga that has enmeshed Miller in the past. Miller had been chosen to serve as White House Communications Director but had to decline te role after allegations surfaced of a extramarital relationship with A.J. Delgado, a Trump campaign staffer, which resulted in a child. The most recent allegations surfaced in a court matter between Miller and Delgado.
CNN has had a tough time keeping pro-Trump analysts on the network. Jeffrey Lord and Paris Dennard, two CNN contributors whose profiles on the network grew as they defended the President, each had to step down from the roles after their behavior generated accusations or controversy.
In additional statements made on Twitter, Miller said the new allegations were “wrongfully published by the gossip blog Splinter despite the obviousness of its falsity and lack of factual support.” He added: “I will clear my name in this matter and seek to hold Ms. Delgado, Splinter and anyone else involved in spreading these lies legally accountable.”
Miller joined CNN in the Spring of 2017 as a paid contributor. He had often appeared as a surrogate on TV-news networks representing Trump during the campaign leading up to the 2018 presidential election.