Jason Miller, one-time advisor to former President Donald Trump was detained for several hours in Brazil and questioned by authorities about participating in anti-democratic acts.
He was stopped from boarding a plane at the Brasilia International Airport after he had departed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Miller was there on behalf of GETTR, the social media platform he represents as CEO.
According to reports, a justice of Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court issued the detainment order for Miller under investigation 4874, which “investigates the organization of anti-democratic acts” in the country.
GETTR released a statement on behalf of Miller Tuesday detailing the incident.
“We were not accused of any wrongdoing, and told only that they ‘wanted to talk. We informed them that we had nothing to say and were eventually released to fly back to the United States. Our goal of sharing free speech around the world continues!”
Miller also exchanged texts with journalist Olivia Nuzzi and said at no point was he ever actually arrested.
The CPAC series are non-profit events that provide a platform for conservative representatives and speakers. Tennessee Representative Mark Green also attended the Brazil event. It is not known who else was with Miller when he was detained.
Miller left a post as Trump’s post-White House aide to run GETTR, a site that Trump is not currently supporting or mentioning. Miller has also been in the news quite a bit for a messy child-support case in which he’s been accused of being a deadbeat dad for trying to dodge payments to the mother of his child.