Jason Miller, a former spokesman for President Donald Trump’s campaign, says he will step down from his role as political analyst on CNN following accusations regarding his behaviour toward a woman 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 on Saturday evening.
Miller denied the allegations and 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 did not immediately respond to a query seeking comment.
Documents filed 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 documents, alleged Miller had an affair when told his lover was pregnant, “surreptitiously dosed her with an abortion pill without her knowledge,” leading to the end of the pregnancy.
The allegation was “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 became part of the CNN commentary team in 2017 as a paid contributor after often representing the Trump campaign in TV debates leading up to the 2016 presidential election.