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‘Silicon Valley’ star defends Aziz Ansari but not T.J. Miller

“Silicon Valley” star Thomas Middleditch played coy when asked about the #MeToo movement and the sexual assault allegations against former castmate  T.J. Miller.

“I think that’s the tricky thing with all this stuff. Speaking as a guy, as a man, as a male human, it’s kind of scary, with this fervor that’s surrounding it, where an allegation can just pop up and then it’s really incumbent upon you to fervently defend your character,” he said in an interview with A.V. Club. “I’m not gonna dive into what’s real or not. I’m just saying it’s a little bit scary.”

Middleditch did, however, bring up the allegations against Aziz Ansari and came to his defense, calling the story “absurd” while still declining to address the allegations that Miller punched and sexually assaulted a woman when he was in college.

“Like, there’s a difference between assault and just kind of strange sex,” he said. “You don’t want to live in a world where it’s just so stiff that there’s no, I don’t know, something? I don’t know where I’m going with that, but I don’t really know enough about [the allegations against Miller] to comment on.

“Just don’t know about it, really. But it is tricky, you know. It’s weird,” he continued. “It’s like we live in a world where currently the climate, let’s say, is where a j’accuse will really turn your world upside down.”

Miller and his wife quickly denied the sexual assault allegations against him in a statement on social media in December.

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