"TJ Miller was a bully and petulant brat and pretty much everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set ... were complicit in his unprofessionalism," Wetterlund tweets.
The comedian, who appeared in a recurring role through Seasons 2 and 3, took to Twitter on Tuesday night, launching her tirade amid concerns about Miller's career in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement and the litany of allegations of inappropriate behavior that have sprung up around him.
When asked why she had so much animosity toward her former costar, Wetterlund responded by describing him as "a bully and petulant brat" on set. Further, she alleges that the men in power enabled his apparently boorish behavior, and made it clear she saw them as complicit, "They can f--k off forever."
HBO gave TooFab a statement regarding Wetterlund's claims.
"While this is the first time we have heard Alice Wetterlund comment on her experiences on 'Silicon Valley,' we are disappointed to learn of her concerns," the statement read. "HBO and the producers have always taken very seriously our responsibility to create a welcoming and congenial environment for everyone who works on the show."
We have also contacted reps for T.J. Miller regarding the assertions made by Wetterlund.
Yes! It is definitely time to rehabilitate TJ Miller’s career! We can’t afford to lose talent at a time like this, we need more—not less—comedic hijinks such as *checks notes* calling in a fake bomb threat— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 17, 2018
Thank you! I hope to not ruin it for you, but TJ Miller was a bully and petulant brat and pretty much everyone who had any power on that (almost all male) set, including the male cast members, enabled him and were complicit in his unprofessionalism. They can fuck off forever. https://t.co/YxGHiSYMrJ— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 18, 2018
I’m pretty open about this, and I don’t know if other women on the show had a different experience than me, but it was kind of a nightmare.— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 18, 2018
One follower asked Wetterlund why she stayed if she found the experience so unpleasant, and she blamed naivete as "Silicon Valley" was the first recurring role she'd ever scored, and thus the first television set she ever worked on regularly.
Not a dumb question. One, I needed the job, two, it was my first recurring role and I had no idea it wasn’t always toxic and weird. Now I know!— Alice Wetterlund (@alicewetterlund) July 18, 2018
Miller, who left "Silicon Valley" after its fourth season, was accused of punching and sexually assaulting a woman in college and harassing a female coworker among other allegations of inappropriate, misogynistic and violent behavior, as reported by Vulture. Miller and his wife denied the allegations in December. In April, he was arrested and charged with calling in a false bomb threat.
As a result of the #MeToo revolution that swept through Hollywood in the latter months of 2017, Miller's career has taken a bit of a dip. Apparently, some are ready to give him another chance, but Wetterlund isn't one of those people.
Neither Miller nor any of the other male producers or actors have responded yet to Wetterlund's allegations about the on-set atmosphere during her two years with the show between 2015 and 2016. The HBO comedy has been renewed for a sixth season, without Miller, expected to debut in 2019.