News & Opinion | July 19, 2018 11:33 am

“Silicon Valley” Actress Accuses Male Co-Stars of Enabling T.J. Miller’s Behavior

Miller was accused of sexual assault last year.

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Alice Wetterlund calls out her former male co-stars from "Silicon Valley" on creating a toxic work environment. (Maury Phillips/WireImage)
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Alice Wetterlund, who played engineer Carla Walton in Season 2 of Silicon Valley, called out her former male co-stars on Twitter for the toxic work environment on set. In the tweets, Wetterlund described her experience parodying the tech gender imbalance as “toxic and weird” and “kind of a nightmare.”

Her recent Twitter comments are in response to former Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller’s continued success in the comedy world, even though he was accused by multiple women of sexual assault and harassment last year. Miller also sent a vile transphobic email to a film critic, reports The Daily Beast, and was arrested and charged in April for calling in a false bomb threat against a female Amtrak passenger. Miller has appeared in Deadpool 2 and has continued to tour and appear on comedy shows and podcasts.

In the tweets, Wetterlund calls out the male cast members, saying that they “enabled him” and were “complicit in his unprofessionalism.” She went on to say, “They can f–k off forever.”

In May 2017, HBO announced that the producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller had decided that he would not return for season five. The statement called it a “mutual agreement” and said, “T.J. has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations.” The Daily Beast writes that a month later, Miller aggressively trash-talked producer Alec Berg and co-star Thomas Middleditch in an interview.