Former Trump Adviser Jason Miller Ordered to Pay $42,000 In Legal Fees Over Failed Defamation Lawsuit

According to recently revealed court documents, former Trump adviser Jason Miller has been ordered to pay nearly $42,000 in legal fees to cover the costs for Gizmodo Media by a US District Court, according to a ruling dated 18 May.

Miller had attempted to sue the website Splinter News, a brand owned by Gizmodo, for a story they ran in 2018, with the headline “Court Docs Allege Ex-Trump Staffer Drugged Woman Got Pregnant With ‘Abortion Pill’” for $100 million. The lawsuit had been dismissed in 2019, finding that the now-defunct website Splinter had accurately reported the story.

The Splinter story contained details of divorce court filings between Miller and his ex-wife A.J. Delgado.

Delgado’s legal team alleges that Miller—prior to their own high-profile extramarital romance—carried out an affair with a woman he met at an Orlando strip club. Additionally, the court documents claim, when the woman found out she was pregnant, Miller surreptitiously dosed her with an abortion pill without her knowledge, leading, the woman claims, to the pregnancy’s termination and nearly her death,” Katherine Krueger reported.

Splinter quoted directly from the court filing:

“Shortly thereafter, according to Joe Doe, Mr. Miller visited her at her apartment with a Smoothie beverage. Unbeknownst to Jane Doe, the Smoothie contained an abortion bill. [sic] The pill induced an abortion, and Jane Doe wound up in a hospital emergency room, bleeding heavily and nearly went into a coma,” the filing alleged. “The unborn child died. Jane Doe herself was hospitalized for two days, the abortion pill possibly reacting with potential street drugs in her system at the time she drank the Smoothie.”

Story sources: The Independent, Daily Beast, and Raw Story