In a rambling “tell-all” book by former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham (who never gave a single briefing), she alleges many things happened during her tenure serving President Donald Trump. One such thing Grisham claimed in a subsequent Washington Post article is that she was in an “abusive” relationship with Max Miller, a former top staffer to the President.
Miller, who has Trump’s endorsement in his run for Ohio’s 16th Congressional District, filed a lawsuit in an Ohio court on Tuesday, claiming slander on the part of Grisham.
Business Insider reports:
She does not name Miller in the article or book, but confirmed his identity Tuesday in a CNN interview with host Jake Tapper.
“I didn’t put his name in there on purpose because I’ve moved on,” Grisham told Tapper.
The allegations were reported earlier by Politico in July, when sources told the publication that Miller had pushed Grisham against a wall and slapped her after she accused him of infidelity.
Miller’s attorney, Larry Zukerman, rejects the abuse accusations in the lawsuit. He described them as “absolutely untrue” and as a “malicious attempt to secure personal financial gain by selling more books.”
“A thorough and independent investigation will not only confirm that Ms. Grisham has ‘no proof’ to corroborate her allegations against Mr. Miller as she preemptively conceded in her article that was published in the Washington Post,” Zuckerman wrote.
First Lady Melania Trump’s office responded to Grisham’s lies about her, writing, “The author is desperately trying to rehabilitate her tarnished reputation by manipulating and distorting the truth about Mrs.Trump. Ms. Grisham is a deceitful and troubled individual who doesn’t deserve anyone’s trust.”