The ongoing custody battle between former Trump campaign operatives Jason Miller and A.J. Delgado has taken another nasty turn: In an explosive new court filing, 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.
With these allegations entered into the court record, Delgado is asking the court to order Miller—whom the filing says has “unsupervised time” with their child—to undergo a psychological evaluation. The filing says that she fears for her and the child’s safety.
According to the court documents—which were filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Sept. 14 and obtained by Splinter—the alleged relationship started in 2012, when Miller was working for prominent Republican ad firm Jamestown Associates. The filing alleges that Miller, whose Twitter bio states that he now works as managing director at Teneo Strategy and as a political commentator on CNN, brought clients to Rachel’s Gentleman’s Club in Orlando, where he met a dancer identified only as Jane Doe.
Miller allegedly entered a sexual relationship with Doe, who Delgado says in the filing became pregnant. As the filing claims (emphasis theirs):
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 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.
Upon leaving the hospital, a rightly enraged Jane Doe contacted the staffers of local politicians with whom Mr. Miller had been in attendance at Rachel’s the night they met.
Mr. Miller then, in a panic, attempted to have Jane Doe sign a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”), presumably in exchange for a sum of money.
Delgado confirmed the document’s authenticity to Splinter but declined to comment further. “I’m concerned for my safety (more importantly, my son’s) with Miller and afraid of his reaction if I add comment,” she said.
In a statement to Splinter after this story was published, Miller’s legal team strongly disputed the claims made in the filing, saying: “To be clear, there is no validity to the false accusations made in Ms. Delgado’s filing.”
“We also know the identity of the ‘Jane Doe’ referenced in the filing, have located her, and Mr. Miller is absolutely certain that he does not know her, never had a relationship with her, and never engaged in the actions Ms. Delgado—and now you—falsely accuse him of committing,” Miller’s lawyers also said.
Delgado revealed in an August 2017 profile in The Atlantic that she and Miller, who was at the time and is currently married, conceived a son during a relationship that began in October 2016, when both were staffers on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. At the time, she said, Miller had said he was separated from his wife. When she found out she was pregnant, she claims Miller told her his wife was also pregnant, which she told the magazine was “a very rough thing to hear.” She said in the profile that Miller asked her on two occasions if “there was any chance I’d terminate the pregnancy,” a charge Miller denied.
Shortly after the 2016 election, Trump named Miller as his White House communications director. But just two days later—after Delgado tweeted about the news, referencing Miller as “the baby-daddy”—Miller announced he would no longer be taking the job in order to focus on his family. Miller eventually gave a story to Page Six about a month after their son, William, was born, welcoming him to the family along with his wife and their two daughters.
The acrimony between the two appears to only have grown since then. As Delgado details in the court filing, she claims to have sought out a person—identified in the filing as “Gentleman A”—who tweeted cryptic messages at Miller referencing the Orlando strip club by name and saying they want his “unethical immoral deals” to “come to light.” According to the documents, this person provided Delgado with Jane Doe’s real name, and Delgado found the woman on Facebook.
The court filing also details Delgado’s interactions with “Journalist A,” whom the filing characterizes as “one of the nation’s most respected and pre-eminent journalists, who has broken many national stories” and whose “work is closely followed and supported by millions, including countless A-list celebrities.” Delgado relayed the allegations about Miller and Jane Doe to the journalist, who spoke with Jane Doe to confirm details about the story.
When the journalist asked about the account, the filing says, “Jane Doe’s instant reaction was: ‘Yes, that happened to me—how did you know? Who told you?”
The filing also says Journalist A traveled to Florida multiple times to report out the story, including traveling to Clearwater, FL, where Delgado says the journalist told her they were to speak to “yet another victim of Mr. Miller’s” who alleged he had been physically abusive. The journalist, the documents claim, is still working on their story for an undisclosed outlet.
In its statement to Splinter, Miller’s legal team said:
We know the identity of the journalist Ms. Delgado spoke to, and that journalist rightly refused to publish a story about these false accusations and confirmed to Mr. Miller that these defamatory accusations could not be verified.
UPDATE, Sept. 21, 10:12 p.m. ET: This post has been updated to include comment from Miller’s attorneys.
UPDATE, Sept. 22, 1:22 p.m. ET: In a Twitter thread on Saturday, Miller said there is “no validity to the false accusations made” in the court filing. He also claimed Delgado’s accusations “have already been disproven by at least one reporter.”
Shortly after, Yashar Ali, a journalist who works with outlets like New York magazine and HuffPost, tweeted that he is the journalist referenced in Miller’s thread and said “I have not disproven such claims.”
UPDATE, Sept. 22, 7:51 p.m. ET: Miller tweeted that he has “decided to step away” from his role as a political commentator for CNN to “focus on clearing my name” in the wake of the allegations.
Read the full court filing below: