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‘Wonder Years’ star accused of trying to undermine billionaire Peter Thiel’s venture fund

A former child TV star who became a Harvard-trained lawyer has been accused of mounting a bizarre letter-writing campaign to topple a venture fund owned by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. Crystal McKellar, who played Becky Slater on “The Wonder Years,” allegedly tried to undermine Thiel’s Mithril Capital Management by penning inflammatory, handwritten letters to its investors — despite exiting the firm with a $225,000-a-year consulting gig, according to a suit filed this week in Texas state court. McKellar, who graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003, served as the only general counsel of Mithril — a venture capital firm co-founded by Thiel and Ajay Royan in 2012 — before leaving in February. Although her exit w ...