TJ Miller will not be replaced in Deadpool 2 after sexual assault allegations

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The Hollywood harassment scandal has rightfully torpedoed a number of serial offenders in Tinseltown to date.

And when claims were made in December regarding Deadpool and Silicon Valley star TJ Miller, he looked to be the latest celeb heading for the cutting room floor.

With Deadpool 2 entering post-production, it was rumoured that director David Leitch may take the decision to re-shoot the scenes starring Miller and replace him, as Ridley Scott did with Kevin Spacey in All The Money In The World.

However, one of the film’s producers Lauren Shuler Donner said Miller would not be replaced.

Asked about the prospect during an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, she said: ‘We’re in the final editing. I don’t think so.’

TJ Miller will not be replaced in Deadpool 2 after sexual assault allegations
Deadpool 2 producer Lauren Shuler Donner has said that TJ Miller will not be replaced, despite allegations made against him (Picture: 20th Century Fox)

When asked about Miller’s future in the franchise, in which he plays sidekick Weasel, she simply said: ‘That’s a whole studio thing.’

This indicates that she and her fellow producers were happy to leave the decision up to Disney and Fox following the conclusion of the deal the studios are striking.

The allegations against Miller came in December when the Daily Beast detailed Miller’s alleged abuse against a former partner.

The woman alleges that Miller punched her during sex, penetrated her with a beer bottle and choked her during sex without her consent while they were in a relationship in 2001.

Probed about Miller's - who plays sidekick Weasel - future in the franchise in franchise, she simply said: 'That's a whole studio thing'
Miller has denied all the claims against him (Picture: 20th Century Fox)

Claiming to have attended George Washington University with Miller, she told the website: ‘He just tried a lot of things without asking me, and at no point asked me if I was all right.’

She alleged that she told campus police about the incidents a year later and was later told the ‘issue had been resolved’.

Miller and his wife Kate said in a joint statement: ‘We met this woman over a decade ago while studying together in college.

‘She attempted to break us up back then by plotting for over a year before making contradictory claims and accusations. She attempted to discredit both of our voices and use us against one another by trying to portray Kate to be a continuous abuse victim of TJ.

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‘She was asked to leave our university comedy group because of worrisome and disturbing behaviour, which angered her immensely. She then became fixated on our relationship, and began telling people around campus “I’m going to destroy them” and “I’m going to ruin him.”

‘We are confident that a full consideration of accounts from and since that time will shed light and clarity on the true nature of not only this person’s character, and also on the real facts of the matter.

‘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.

Miller, 36, and his wife got married in 2015 after a long-term relationship.

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