'Silicon Valley' actor Alice Wetterlund said T.J. Miller was a 'bully' on set, and called out male co-stars who 'enabled' his behaviour

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  • Alice Wetterlund, a stand-up comedian and actress who appeared on two seasons of “Silicon Valley,” accused T.J. Miller of being a “bully” on set, in a series of tweets Tuesday.
  • Wetterlund also said Miller’s male co-stars “enabled” his behaviour.
  • Since Miller’s exit from “Silicon Valley” in 2017, he’s been publicly accused of sexually assaulting a woman during his time in college (which he has denied), and was arrested on suspicion of calling in a fake bomb threat on an Amtrak train.

Alice Wetterlund, a female comedian who guest-starred on seasons two and three of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” called out T.J. Miller for being a “bully” on set, and accused male cast members of enabling his behaviour, in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

Miller, who played windbag entrepreneur Erlich Bachman, left “Silicon Valley” in 2017, after the show’s fourth season.

Since Miller’s dramatic exit, he’s been accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was in college, which he denied. In April, Miller was arrested on suspicion of calling in a fake bomb threat on an Amtrak train. Miller appeared before the US district judge in New Haven, Connecticut, and was released on a $US100,000 bond.

Wetterlund, who played Carla Walton (an excellent coder hired by Pied Piper), tweeted allegations about Miller’s on-set behaviour on Tuesday. Wetterlund sarcastically wrote on Twitter that it’s “definitely time to rehabilitate TJ Miller’s career,” then added that he was a “bully and petulant brat” on the set of the HBO comedy.

Wetterlund continued by writing that “pretty much anyone who had any power on that (almost all male set), including the male cast members, enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism.” Wetterlund did not name specific cast members.

The male stars of “Silicon Valley” include Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Jimmy O. Yang, and Matt Ross. Suzanne Cryer and Amanda Crew are the only female cast members, and the show has had a few female guest stars including Wetterlund. In her tweets, Wetterlund wrote that she was not sure about the experience of other women who had appeared on the show.

On Wednesday, a representative from HBO gave the following statement to Business Insider:

“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.”

Miller’s reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Here are Wetterlund’s tweets:

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