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Silicon Valley Star Alice Wetterlund Slams Male Co-Stars for Enabling T.J. Miller’s Bullying

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Following the #MeToo revolution that swept through Hollywood at the end of 2017, T.J. Miller‘s career has not been the same – and though some are ready to give him another chance, his former Silicon Valley co-star Alice Wetterlund isn't one of those people. The actress, who played Carla Walton for two seasons, tweeted allegations about T.J.'s on-set behavior after she sarcastically suggested now is “definitely time to rehabilitate TJ Miller's career.” When asked why she had so much animosity toward the actor, Alice responded by describing him as “a bully and petulant brat.”

To make matters so much worse, she said a lot of the men on set enabled T.J. Though she didn't name names, her other male co-stars included Kumail Nanjiani, Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, among others. In her tweets, Alice said that she wasn't sure if any other women on the series had experienced what she did, but for her, it was “kind of a nightmare.”

“I hope to not ruin it for you, but TJ Miller was a bully and petulant brat and pretty much everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set, including the male cast members, enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism. They can f*ck off forever,” she tweeted.

She went on to say that she never said anything about T.J. because playing Carla was her first recurring role on a television series. “One, I needed the job, two, it was my first recurring role and I had no idea it wasn’t always toxic and weird. Now I know!” she wrote.

She didn't dish on specifics about the bullying she experienced but did address why she chose not to go into detail. “I don't know how to talk about this yet in a way that doesn't muddy the waters of #MeToo but DOES help people understand and do better,” she explained.

T.J., who left Silicon Valley after its fourth season, was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in college in the early 2000s, as well as other allegations of inappropriate and misogynistic behavior. He's denied every accusation, but in April, he was arrested and charged with calling in a false bomb threat. This is what prompted Alice to finally speak up and suggest that someone who thinks faking a bomb threat is funny probably shouldn't be getting gigs anymore. We're with her. TBH, he's always seemed like a bit of a douchebag, so these allegations of unprofessionalism aren't shocking.

HBO has since released a statement responding to Alice's comments: “While this is the first time we have heard Alice Wetterlund comment on her experiences on Silicon Valley, we are disappointed to learn of her concerns. HBO and the producers have always taken very seriously our responsibility to create a welcoming and congenial environment for everyone who works on the show.”

Meanwhile, T.J. hasn't said a word on the matter yet nor has any of her other co-stars. It'll be interesting to see if they do, especially since Kumail has publicly supported the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. This would be the PERFECT time to walk the walk, guys!

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