Last Updated on August 18, 2022
Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares and several members of his office have been slapped with a defamation lawsuit pertaining to the cancel culture firing of former Deputy AG Monique Miles. Miyares fired Miles after a Washington Post hit piece targeted her pro-election integrity Facebook posts but the AG publicly claimed that Miles had resigned in the wake of the hit piece. When Miles pushed back on the AG’s claims, announcing that she had in reality been fired, Miyares changed his tune, claiming that his office had “parted ways” with Miles due to a “lack of transparency,” presumably regarding her views on the 2020 Election. Miles says none of this is true and that she did nothing wrong. She tells National File that she’s filed her suit to clear her name.
As National File reported earlier this year, Deputy Virginia Attorney General Monique Miles was fired on February 10th, shortly after joining the office of newly-minted Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares. Miles was fired the same day that a Washington Post hit piece was published, slamming several anti-election fraud Facebook posts Miles had made over a year prior.
The Post’s hit piece regurgitated left-wing claims surrounding January 6th and the 2020 Election and asserted that Miles had done something wrong by standing up for the sanctity of America’s political system, which was apparently enough to push Miyares into firing her, though he initially claimed to media that Miles had resigned.
When Miles pushed back on the AG’s resignation claims, announcing that she had in fact been fired, the Miyares office changed their tune, claiming that they’d “parted ways” with her due to a lack of “transparency.”
“Miles has repeatedly denied both the AG’s resignation and transparency claims, telling National File that the issues of January 6th and the 2020 Election never came up during the three interviews she had for her Deputy AG role and that the transparency issue was only raised after the office caught flack for firing her, instead of standing by her, following The Washington Post’s hit piece.” National File reported at the time.
“Miles also says that she was told during the termination meeting with the AG’s Chief of Staff D.J. Jordan and Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles ‘Chuck’ Slemp III, that she was being terminated due to The Washington Post’s story. The Facebook posts were ‘too nuclear,’ they told Miles.
‘At no time did I submit a resignation,’ says Miles. ‘Prior to leaving the office after the termination meeting, D.J. asked me to leave my badge, ID, and computer on my desk.’
At 4:11 PM, Miles texted Klarke Kilgore, D.J. Jordan, Charles Slemp, and AG Miyares, telling them that she had thought about their offer, but would not resign.”
“I didn’t want to file this case,” Monique Miles told National File. “I was hoping that the AG’s office would do the right thing and issue a statement to clear my name. It’s 7 months after they fired me and after I first put them on notice of their defamatory statement and they still haven’t issued a retraction. That’s why I filed today. To clear my name.”
“Miyares and his executive staff acted in fear unbecoming to their office or positions,” Miles went on in telling National File, blasting the Attorney General for his “cowardly” behavior in the face of criticism from the far-left Washington Post.
“The Washington Post challenged them, they kowtowed shamefully, and tossed me overboard in a cowardly move,” Miles said.
Detailing the personal sacrifice to her own legal career and private law practice that she signed up for when she went to work for AG Miyares, Monique Miles told National File that if she knew the AG “lacked the courage” to “stand up for his people,” she would’ve never taken the job in the first place.
“I would not have taken a leave of absence from my law practice to take on a two-year commitment to work for Miyares had I known that he lacked the courage and the ability to stand up for his people in the face of unmerited attacks,” said Miles.
“The AG’s betrayal shows that he and his executive staff who I’ve named in my lawsuit appear to have been compromised by fear,” Miles went on to tell National File.
According to court documents reviewed by National File and filed in the City of Richmond by Monique Miles, the fired Deputy AG seeks “damages of not less than $750,000,” as well as “punitive damages of not less than $250,000” and is requesting a trial by jury. Miles is also seeking the “costs of suit and post-judgment interest at a legal rate,” and any other “further relief as the nature of this case may require.”
The suit goes deep into details surrounding the day Miles was fired, and how she was heavily recruited to join the office of Attorney General Jason Miyares by Chief of Staff D.J. Jordan, despite her existing election integrity posts. As reported by National File and explained in the court filings, Miyares Chief of Staff Jordan went on to become one of the ring leaders in the firing of Miles.
Read Monique Miles’ full defamation filing HERE
Outside the John Marshall Court House in Richmond, Monique Miles provided key details regarding her lawsuit against AG Miyares and company to America First activist and constitutional lawyer Ivan Raiklin, who broadcast her remarks to his massive Gettr following.
“I am here as a former Deputy Attorney General who was cancel culture fired and blasted and defamed in the media based on the fact that I had concerns about election integrity after the 2020 Election and the fact that I thought we weren’t getting the full picture about January 6th,” Miles said in the live-streamed video.
“I’ve mentioned how I thought that there were other parties involved on January 6th and so for that, excuses were made up to make it look like there was justification for getting rid of me when there were no performance issues whatsoever. This is an attack on an American Patriot and we cannot let that stand, and that’s why I’m filing this lawsuit for defamation.”
Further detailing the malfeasance in the Attorney General’s that led to her lawsuit, Miles explained that she is suing Miyares and company “for two statements that they made that were defamatory.”
“Number one,” Miles explained, “they said that I resigned which I did not do and, number two, they said that I lacked transparency in the initial interviews and that was the reason why they ‘parted ways with me,’ which was absolutely false.”
“In none of my interviews for the position of Deputy Attorney General was I asked any questions about my political beliefs, specifically not about January 6th or the 2020 election,” said Miles. “They asked me how my mom was doing, they asked me about my management style. You would think that if they were so concerned about January 6th and the election they would’ve asked specific questions. They didn’t do the vetting and they tried to throw me under the bus. So that’s why we’re about to go file this.”