Another day, another Republican sex scandal.
This time the scandal exposes the deep and lasting hypocrisy of the party’s long-standing opposition to abortion when it doesn’t concern their own personal lives. The actions alleged against former Trump aide Jason Miller fit perfectly with Republican refusal to recognize a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices.
The accusations against Miller, as detailed in a story posted by Splinter, allege that he purposely gave a woman an abortion pill without her knowledge after he met her at a strip club and subsequently impregnated her. The charges were revealed in a court filing in a continuing custody battle between Miller and his former lover A.J. Delgado, another ex-Trump aide.
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The two aides met on the campaign trail and became involved after Miller told Delgado that he was legally separated from his wife. In fact, not only was he not separated from his wife, but his wife was pregnant with his child at the time. Delgado soon became pregnant herself from the apparently very fertile Trump spokesman and is now locked in a custody battle with Miller over their son.
Delgado’s attorneys filed papers detailing the allegations with the Miami court hearing their custody case demanding that Miller undergo a psychological evaluation because of her fears for her and her child’s safety. The story as related in the court filing is a damning indictment of Miller’s hypocrisy and malicious self-interest in his actions towards the woman, identified only as “Jane Doe” in the court papers excerpted below:
“Shortly thereafter, according to Jane Doe, Mr. Miller visited her at her apartment with a Smoothie beverage.”
“Unbeknownst to Jane Doe, the Smoothie contained an abortion bill.” [sic]
“The pill induced an abortion, and Jane Doe wound up in a hospital emergency room, bleeding heavily and nearly went into a coma.”
“The unborn child died.”
“Jane Doe herself was hospitalized for two days, the abortion pill possibly reacting with potential street drugs in her system at the time she drank the Smoothie.”
“Upon leaving the hospital, a rightly enraged Jane Doe contacted the staffers of local politicians with whom Mr. Miller had been in attendance at Rachel’s the night they met.”
“Mr. Miller then, in a panic, attempted to have Jane Doe sign a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”), presumably in exchange for a sum of money.”
Naturally, Miller’s legal team has denied the veracity of this account. They told Splinter that:
“To be clear, there is no validity to the false accusations made in Ms. Delgado’s filing.”
“We also know the identity of the ‘Jane Doe’ referenced in the filing, have located her, and Mr. Miller is absolutely certain that he does not know her, never had a relationship with her, and never engaged in the actions Ms. Delgado—and now you—falsely accuse him of committing,” Miller’s lawyers also said.
Delgado claims that Miller only told her about his wife’s pregnancy after she told him about her own and that he subsequently asked her if “there was any chance I’d terminate the pregnancy.” Delgado also claims that she informed a noted investigative journalist about the story and that he had contacted “Jane Doe” to confirm the story.
The unidentified journalist reportedly had tracked down “Jane Doe” who reacted by saying “Yes, that happened to me—how did you know? Who told you?” He also reportedly discovered another woman who alleges that Miller had been physically abusive towards her, but has yet to publish his findings.
Today, the story became even more convoluted as Miller tweeted out another denial claiming that the allegations “have already been disproven by at least one reporter.” Right after Miller sent his tweet, journalist Yashar Ali, who works for New York magazine and the Huffington Post, outed himself as the journalist Delgado had contacted and denied having disproven the claims against Miller.
If the accusations against Miller are indeed true, it once again demonstrates the hypocrisy of Republicans who vehemently declare their support for anti-abortion, right-to-life policies in the public square while secretly urging (or, as in this case, forcing unwittingly) their mistresses to terminate their scandalous pregnancies when it’s to their own benefit. That Miller’s alleged actions literally took away a woman’s right to choose the future of her own pregnancy while seriously endangering her health makes those actions more than hypocritical and crosses the line into criminal action. It will be interesting to read the eventual article that Yashar Ali publishes when he completes his own investigation into the matter.
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