Timeline of Ezra Miller’s Controversies. Ezra Miller made their feature film debut in 2008’s Afterschool and gained fame for their role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. However, several public controversies have impacted their recent career, including arrests for disorderly conduct and assault.
Ezra Miller identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, publicly apologized for their past behavior and announced they are undergoing treatment for “complex mental health issues.”
Speaking with People, The Flash actor said, “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
The Flash movie, which was finished before Miller’s legal troubles, had a new trailer dropped during the Superbowl on February 13 and is all set to hit theaters on June 16, 2023. However, the film has been met with controversy due to Miller’s recent scandals. Despite the actor’s legal issues, Warner Bros. didn’t replace Miller as The Flash in future D.C. Comics movies.
Timeline of Ezra Miller’s Controversies
While filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2011, Ezra Miller was a passenger in a car that was pulled over by Pittsburgh police for a broken brake light. During the incident, 20 grams of mar!juana was found in Miller’s possession, resulting in charges of dr*g possession.
However, a judge dismissed the charges and instead issued two citations of disorderly conduct, which carried a fine of $600. In response, Miller commented, “I don’t see the need to conceal that I use mar!juana. It’s a harmless natural substance that enhances sensory perception.”
In April 2020, a video emerged on a now-deleted tweet that appeared to show Ezra Miller choking and throwing a woman to the ground at Prikið Kaffihús, a bar in Reykjavík, Iceland, that Miller frequents.
The authenticity of the video was confirmed by Variety, and a bar employee confirmed that the person in the video was Miller, who was later escorted out of the premises. In September 2022, Miller’s representative claimed that the incident was a spontaneous reaction to “a group of teenagers” who were taunting Miller about their mixed martial arts abilities.
In March 2022, Ezra Miller was arrested in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and harassment after a physical altercation with customers at a karaoke bar, which followed Miller’s use of obscenities toward the patrons. Miller later claimed that they had been provoked by a “N*zi” and accused the police of committing a hate crime after being misgendered during the arrest.
Miller was arrested during a traffic stop in Keaau just 20 minutes after the attack. Three weeks later, Miller was arrested for second-degree assault after allegedly throwing a chair at a private gathering in Pāhoa, which resulted in a half-inch cut on a woman’s forehead. Following the second arrest, Miller pleaded no contest to the karaoke incident and was fined $500 for disorderly conduct by judge Kanani Laubach on the same day.
Relationship with Tokata Iron Eyes
In June 2022, a temporary order of protection against Miller was issued by the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court on behalf of 18-year-old activist Tokata Iron Eyes, who had been in a relationship with Miller since she was 12 years old.
Iron Eyes’ parents claimed that Miller had used violence, dr*gs, and manipulation to control their child. Iron Eyes denied the allegations in a video response, but her parents stated they did not control her social media account.
Miller has not been located to serve the order, and in August, a former music collaborator of Miller’s stated that they witnessed verbal abuse towards Iron Eyes. Miller allegedly believed that their relationship with Iron Eyes was part of a larger spiritual plan.
In June 2022, a mother and her twelve-year-old child were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller in Massachusetts. They alleged that Miller, who was originally visiting a neighbor, showed up at the family’s house unexpectedly while wearing a bulletproof vest and brandishing a gun before uncomfortably touching the child’s back.
Miller had known the family since February, showed an interest in the child’s “style and maturity level,” and had offered to start a clothing line with the child and fund their attendance at a design school. The mother also stated that Miller considered the child to be a powerful “mystical being” and attempted to buy their horses.
Vermont farm incidents
According to Rolling Stone, Miller has been housing a woman and her three children on their farm in Stamford, Vermont, since mid-April 2022. The woman alleges that Miller has offered a refuge for healing and an escape from the children’s abusive father.
Allegations from both anonymous and named sources, as well as the children’s father, include that guns and ammunition are easily accessible to the children, aged 1–5 years old and that the one-year-old put a loose bullet in her mouth.
Further claims include assault rifles being propped up on piles of the children’s stuffed animals and “heavy mar!juana use,” with people smoking mar!juana in front of the children in rooms without proper ventilation.
On the weekend of August 6, 2022, Vermont State Police attempted to serve the mother an emergency care order that demanded the children’s removal from her care and the home over fear for their safety. Police and social workers could not locate the children or the mother, but evidence shows that the woman had been living with Miller until late July 2022.
The Vermont State Attorney’s office stated that Miller’s response seemed like an attempt to “evade service” of the order. Rolling Stone reported that Miller has been running a large, unlicensed mar!juana cultivation operation.
Miller was charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, on August 7, 2022, for allegedly stealing bottles of alcohol from a private home in May 2022. Miller was identified by police via video surveillance footage and was due to be arraigned in court on September 26, 2022.
However, the arraignment was later postponed to October 17, 2022. On that date, Miller pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the next hearing was scheduled for January 13, 2023. On January 12, 2023, Miller pleaded guilty to trespassing, and the burglary charge was dropped.
The following day, Miller’s plea was approved by the court. Prior to the arraignment, Miller’s representative stated that Miller believed they were welcome to enter the home to obtain rice wine for cooking since a former childhood friend of Miller’s owns the home.
Treatment for mental health issues
In a statement to Variety on August 15, 2022, a representative of Miller apologized for past behavior, citing recent treatment for “complex mental health issues” following a period of intense crisis. A Vanity Fair article published in September 2022 quoted sources stating that Miller has made claims to be Jesus, the devil, and the next Messiah, believed their relationship with Iron Eyes would bring about the apocalypse, and held beliefs that Freemasons were sending demons to kill them.
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