Just when you thought things couldn't get stupider, they do. Former Donald Trump senior campaign aide Jason Miller is suing Will Menaker, co-host of the politi-comedy podcast 'Chapo Trap House,' over a tweet in which Miller is described as a "rat face baby killer."
They're going after a Gizmodo Media Group and Splinter News reporter, too. From Asawin Suebsaeng at The Daily Beast:
Court documents reviewed by The Daily Beast show Miller and his legal team have added Menaker to a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Gizmodo Media Group and Splinter News reporter Katherine Krueger. (The documents can be viewed at the bottom of this article).
The amended suit filed Thursday cites a tweet that Menaker, who is dating Krueger, posted earlier this week, blasting Miller. It read: “rat faced baby killer and Trump PR homunculus, Jason Miller, is suing my girlfriend for $100 million, cool!”
Miller is seeking unspecified damages for what the suit calls “Menaker’s misconduct.” Menaker declined to comment and it was unclear if he has yet been served with the complaint.
Miller, who worked for Trump during the campaign and the presidential transition, filed the original suit on Monday, alleging that Splinter, one of Gizmodo’s news websites, colluded with his ex-lover A.J. Delgado, another former Trump campaign adviser, to plant a false story that Miller dropped an abortion pill into the smoothie of a pregnant stripper.
The Daily Beast reported earlier this week that Mr. Miller is represented in this matter by Ken Turkel and Shane Vogt, longtime members of Charles Harder's team. Harder is the lawyer who represented Hulk Hogan in the lawsuit that killed Gawker (whose remains live on in present-day Gizmodo Media Group).