T.J. Miller
Host T.J. Miller (L) and actress Kate Gorney pose backstage during the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, U.S., December 11, 2016REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards host T.J. Miller has not explained anything regarding his recent arrest under suspicion of battery.

The Office Christmas Party actor was arrested in Los Angeles on Friday at around 1 am after a car-service driver accused him of battery. The star slapped the driver following an argument about Trump, TMZ reports.

Before the award show, Miller tweeted that he would "address the elephant in the room," raising the possibility that the star would talk about his arrest. However, he did not mention the incident during the award show. 

According to the ET, LAPD officials confirmed that the 35-year-old actor star was arrested between 1 and 1:30 am that morning, saying: "there was an argument or disagreement that occurred and an arrest was made."

The 35-year-old Silicon Valley star opened the 22nd annual show by addressing the audience, "Before we start, we need to address the elephant in the room."

"It's been in the news all weekend, and it's really affected me... The election was definitely hacked by the Russians."

Miller also took a dig at president-elect Donald Trump, which was apparently the alleged subject of feud between him and his Uber driver. He went on cracking jokes about it. Remarking that it was "a big year for trolls," the actor explained: "Not the movie, but dudes on the Internet. One of them got elected."

Then the actor said, "Okay, let's talk about the real elephant in the room. Everyone's been asking me about it all weekend, people were asking me about it on the blue carpet, and yes ... it is the 31st anniversary of A Chorus Line on Broadway."

The actor was released on his own recognisance and the bail was set at $20,000. He is ordered to appear in court on January 9.