Comedian and actor T.J Miller is one of the funniest actors in all of Hollywood, but there’s an aspect of erraticism to his behavior. After the actor was arrested from the La Guardia airport after a fake bomb threat, there was a strong possibility of federal charges.
Now, the actor is not going to be federally charged as the state of Connecticut is not going to pursue them in light of Miller’s poorly done brain surgery and resulting neurological complications coming from it.
The government makes this request based upon: (1) expert medical analyses and reports regarding the defendant’s prior brain surgery and its continued neurological impacts, which cast doubt upon the requisite legal element of ‘intent’ to commit the charged offense(of what turned out to be a false 911 call); and (2) the defendant having entered agreements both to make full financial restitution for the costs of the law enforcement response to the false 911 call.” Prosecutors added in the filing that Miller had agreed to take part in “a thorough and necessary program of Cognitive Remediation to render any recurrence of such conduct most highly unlikely.
The actor’s surgery complications have impeded his ability to function as an actor, the impact of which weighed heavy on his role as Erlich Bachman on Silicon Valley, as the show’s creator Mike Judge explained:
It was kind of becoming clear that he didn’t want to do the show anymore, but we wanted to leave it so that there would be an opportunity to come back at some point. When the season was done, we talked to T.J. and said, ‘Do you want to come back for part of it?’ And he just wanted to move on.
While Miller has been a crucial part of successful franchises such as Deadpool, it is clear that he needs time to get proper treatment and take his time to come back with full force.[Via]