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T.J. Miller says that car-service driver Wilson Deon Thomas’ allegations that the “Silicon Valley” star assaulted him were part of a plan to extort him for money.
Miller’s attorney filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to drop the driver’s assault complaint in part due to a legal argument claiming “unclean hands,” which asserts that the person had done something unethical in connection with his complaint, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“From the moment Mr. Miller and his wife stepped into Mr. Thomas’ vehicle and he recognized Mr. Miller as a comedian and Hollywood actor, Mr. Thomas started a plan to try and extort money from Mr. Miller, even commenting that Mr. Miller was ‘a rich guy,‘” Miller’s complaint stated.
The motion goes on to allege that the driver “saw nothing but dollar signs.”
Last December, Miller was arrested on suspicion of battery after Thomas, who reportedly worked for Uber, alleged that the actor slapped him on his head outside of Miller’s Hollywood Hills home. Reportedly, the incident occurred after Miller and Thomas got into an argument over then President-elect Donald Trump.
Miller’s filing alleges that Thomas has a history of making up stories and suing for money damages, specifically referring to the driver’s previous lawsuit against a former employer for wrongful termination, in which he claimed work restrictions due to an ankle injury.
Miller’s attorney asked the court to drop Thomas’ complaint and award Miller his full attorneys’ fees and costs.