Ohio Congressional candidate Max Miller is suing his ex-girlfriend and former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham for defamation. Grisham recently published an expose on her time in the Trump administration where she claims her relationship with Miller turned abusive at the end.
“I told the first lady that he got physical with me,” she said. “She asked me if I had called the police and I said no, explaining that this close to the election, it wouldn’t be good to have yet another domestic abuse scandal hanging over the administration. I also had no proof. She nodded and did not push the matter further. As far as I know, she told no one.”
She ended up telling Donald Trump himself the same, and her takeaway from all this was that “the president and first lady seemed totally unfazed about whether there was an abuser — another abuser — in their workplace.”
Miller says that Grisham made the claims to harm him and to sell more copies of her memoir…
“A thorough and independent investigation will not only confirm that Ms. Grisham has ‘no proof’ to corroborate her allegations against Mr. Miller as she preemptively conceded in her article that was published in the Washington Post this morning, but will also establish that she has made false allegations against him in retaliation for him breaking her heart by ending their relationship and subsequently becoming engaged to Emily Moreno,” [Miller’s attorney Larry] Zukerman said.
Trump has already endorsed Miller for Congress. At the time Miller announced he is running to challenge Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump. However, Rep. Gonzalez has since announced he will not seek re-election.
Miller isn’t the only one to claim Grisham’s new book isn’t based on the truth. Steve Scalise also slammed the former chief of staff to the first lady for lying about a visit to the White House shortly after he was shot.