Ohio Republican candidate sues Stephanie Grisham after allegations of abuse go public
While Max Miller's name doesn't appear in Stephanie Grisham's new tell-all book, there were allegations in it as well as a Washington Post excerpt about a breakup she had with someone she said was abusive. The book doesn't say his name, but Politico reported in July that Grisham and Max Miller's 18-month relationship ended after he "pushed her against a wall and slapped her in the face in his Washington apartment after she accused him of cheating on her."
Miller is now running for Congress in Ohio and is suing Grisham for the accusations, reported Cleveland.com on Tuesday.
"Miller also asked a judge in Cleveland to order Grisham not to repeat the claims she first made in an op-ed in the Washington Post, including preventing her from discussing it during interviews she had scheduled later Tuesday with CNN's Jake Tapper and Chris Cuomo," said the report.
Grisham told Tapper there was "abuse in every way there" during her relationship, whom she didn't name in the Post excerpt or the book.
"I didn't put his name in there on purpose because I've moved on," Grisham said. "If there's anything I can take away, I'm almost stronger than ever now, and no one is ever going to abuse me again in any way, shape or form."
Miller also claimed that Grisham published the allegations to sell more books. It's unclear if Miller is implying in his lawsuit that he is a bigger story than the litany of tales about Donald Trump, Melania, Ivanka and Jared Kushner. Grisham describes in the book that Miller started a "whisper" campaign against her that she was a "psycho" because she wanted the dog. The only "slap" revealed by Grisham was about the first lady slapping the president's hand away when he tried to hold it. The Politico report naming Miller cited "people familiar with the incident."
Miller claimed that Grisham has "no proof," which could present a problem for him if there is proof presented.
As RawStory previously reported, Miller, who doesn't live in the district where he's running, has a criminal rap sheet that includes assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Trump appointed him to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.
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