T.J. Miller’s animated show “The Gorburger Show” has been canceled after one season amid reports of sexual abuse allegations made by the actor’s former girlfriend.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the decision to cancel Miller’s show came before news broke Tuesday about the allegations that he sexually assaulted and beat his girlfriend when the two were in college at George Washington University in 2001. (RELATED: T.J. Miller Accused Of Sexual Assaulting And Beating A Woman In College)
One source told the outlet the decision about not continuing with a second season of the animated series happened as far back as July.
On Tuesday, The Daily Beast reported allegations from the former girlfriend of Miller who insisted on remaining anonymous. The woman alleged the actor strangled her and punched her in the mouth during sex and that he “tried a lot of things without asking” her.
“He [Miller] choke[d] me, and I kept staring at his face hoping he would see that I was afraid and [that he] would stop… I couldn’t say anything,” the unnamed woman shared with the outlet.
Miller and his wife Kate released a joint statement the same day strongly denying any wrong doing and claimed to be victims themselves.
“She [unnamed woman] began again to circulate rumors online once [my and Kate’s] relationship became public,” the Millers’ statement read. “Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again. It is unfortunate that she is choosing this route as it undermines the important movement to make women feel safe coming forward about legitimate claims against real known predators.”
“We stand together and will not allow this person to take advantage of a serious movement toward gender equality by allowing her to use this moment to muddy the water with an unrelated personal agenda,” the statement added.
The eight-episode series, executive produced and starring Miller, aired on the network from April 9-June 4. Before that it ran for two seasons on “Funny or Die” before it moved to HBO as a pilot in 2015 and eventually landed on Comedy Central.
Miller will also appear in a handful of films in 2018. At this point there has been no comment from 20th Century Fox or Chernin Entertainment about the allegations.