Jason Miller, a former Trump staffer who parlayed his time on the president's campaign to land a paid contributor job at CNN, announced on Saturday night he was leaving the network following explosive allegations he impregnated a woman and drugged her with an "abortion pill."
The claims were made in court documents filed on Sept. 14 by A.J. Delgado, also a former Trump staffer, whom Miller impregnated during an extramarital affair that took place during the 2016 presidential campaign. Delgado claims prior to their affair, Miller also impregnated a different woman after meeting her at an Orlando, Fla., strip club in 2012.
According to Delgado, when the woman found out she was pregnant, Miller gave her a smoothie dosed with an abortion pill without her knowledge, leading to the pregnancy's termination. The court documents, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, were first obtained by Splinter.
Miller, who is married with two young daughters, said in a statement posted on Twitter the allegations made by Delgado are "false and defamatory," and said, "none of this is in any way true."
CNN has confirmed that Miller is no longer with the network.
Miller and Delgado have been locked in a legal battle over custody of their son, William. In an August 2017 profile published in the Atlantic, Delgado claims that Miller asked on two separate occasions if "there was any chance I'd terminate the pregnancy." Miller denied that claim.
Miller isn't the only pro-Trump contributor who has run into an issue while working for CNN. Back in August, Paris Dennard was suspended after the Washington Post reported he had been fired from a previous job for alleged sexual harassment. Pennsylvania native and former Reagan White House staffer Jeffrey Lord was fired in August 2017 after using a Nazi reference in a tweet directed at the president of the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters.
These pro-Trump commentators, most of whom signed non-disclosure agreements during their time with the Trump campaign (Miller admitted to signing an NDA), were once described by CNN CEO Jeffrey Zucker as "characters in a drama," with the intention of hitting a viral nerve or making a memorable appearance that can be debated over and over again throughout the day.
CNN's current pro-Trump commentators include former campaign staffers and advisors Bryan Lanza, David Urban, Stephen Moore, Marc Short, and Temple grad James Schultz.
It's not just pro-Trump contributors who have run into trouble. In May 2017, CNN cut ties with comedian Kathy Griffin after she shared a provocative photo of herself holding a bloody, severed head meant to resemble Trump. Griffin had co-anchored the network's New Year's Eve coverage alongside Anderson Cooper since 2007.