Ezra Miller originally came to prominence with their breakout part in 2012’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower and their feature picture debut in 2008’s Afterschool, but more lately, The Flash actor’s career has been overshadowed by their various public conflicts.
The 29-year-old actor, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, recently made a public statement apologizing for their past behavior and disclosing that they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues” following a string of arrests for disorderly conduct and assault charges.
In a statement provided to PEOPLE on Aug. 15 by their rep, Miller stated, “Having recently gone through a moment of extreme distress, I now understand that I am suffering from complicated mental health issues and have started continuing treatment.”
“I really regret alarming and upsetting anyone with my previous actions. I’m determined to put in the time and effort necessary to return to a phase of my life that is safe, secure, and productive “Miller threw in.
Following allegations that Warner Bros. was thinking about replacing Miller as The Flash in upcoming D.C. Comics movies due to their escalating legal issues, the actor made the following remark.
The Flash, a movie that was finished before Miller’s most recent legal troubles and delayed because of the pandemic, is set to open in theatres in June 2023, but it has been dogged by controversy as a result of Miller’s most recent controversies.
Here Is a Summary of The Actor’s Most Recent Scandals.
Ezra Miller Is Accused of Possessing Marijuana in June 2011.
Miller was charged with marijuana possession on June 22, 2011, just before his breakthrough performance in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. According to TMZ, the actor was holding “brown, vegetable stuff” when he was pulled over by police.
The journal did note, however, that a New Jersey court had decided to drop the possession allegation in favor of two disorderly conduct tickets in July of that year.
Ezra Miller Seems to Choke a Lady in April 2020 Outside of A Pub.
A video that showed Miller seeming to choke a lady at an Icelandic bar in April 2020 went viral online. Miller was taken off the property as a result of the incident, which a source later confirmed to Variety was “a severe confrontation at the bar.”
The woman from the clip revealed her side of the story to Variety two years after the incident, claiming that her jokey comments to the actor about getting into a fight were actually serious, but that her friend’s comment to Miller that he heard the actor didn’t want to fight seemed to inflame the situation.
According to her, “My friend didn’t have to say it.” It was obviously only a joke, but Miller took it seriously, became furious, and ran outside.
Ezra Miller Sends a Coded Message To The Ku Klux Klan in January 2022.
On January 27, Miller seemed to threaten members of a Ku Klux Klan chapter in North Carolina in a since-deleted Instagram video.
“Look, if you all want to die, I advise you to shoot yourselves in the head with your own weapons. OK?” In the video, Miller is heard saying, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Otherwise, keep doing exactly what you’re doing right now (you know what I’m talking about), and if that’s really what you want, we’ll take care of it for you. OK, I’ll talk to you shortly. Bye.”
Miller apparently added the description to the video, ” “Please share (sick!) this video with anybody and everyone who it may affect. Please trust me and take this seriously; even though I do realize that I am a clown, this is not a joke. Please, baby, let’s save some lives right away. I adore you so much.”
Ezra Miller Is Accused of Disorderly Conduct and Harassment in March 2022.
Miller was detained on March 28 and accused of engaging in disorderly behavior and harassment in connection with two different events that took place at a Hawaii karaoke club.
Officers arrived at the unnamed bar on Silva Street in Hilo on March 27 at around 11:30 p.m. after receiving allegations of unruly behavior, according to a press statement from the Hawaii Police Department. The karaoke singing patrons at the pub allegedly “agitated” the actor, who then allegedly started using foul words.
The HPD said, “Miller started yelling obscenities, at one point seized the microphone from a 23-year-old lady singing karaoke, and then rushed at a 32-year-old male playing darts. Miller was repeatedly urged to cool down by the pub owner.
In April of that year, the actor appeared in court via Zoom call and entered a not guilty plea to the disorderly behavior charge. The judge then fined Miller $500. The judge also “with prejudice” dropped two more allegations against Miller, including one for harassment stemming from the same event and another for traffic obstruction.
Ezra Miller Files for A Restraining Order Against Them in March 2022.
According to a court document acquired by PEOPLE, two Hilo residents requested a temporary restraining order against Miller on March 29 on the grounds that Miller had intimidated and harassed them.
According to the complaint, Miller “came into the petitioner(s)’ bedroom and threatened” the male claimed victim by “saying I will bury you and your slut wife.” A social security card, wallet, passport, driver’s license, bank cards, and other personal items belonging to the accused victims were also listed as having been taken by Miller, according to the affidavit.
According to the Associated Press, the judge granted the couple’s request and dismissed the restraining order case two weeks later.
Ezra Miller Is Detained in April 2022 on Suspicion of Second-Degree Assault.
Miller’s legal troubles persisted as the actor was detained by police on April 19 after being discovered during a traffic stop at the crossroads of Highway 130 and Kukula Street in Kea’au, Hawaii, and was later charged with second-degree assault.
According to a press release from the Hawaii Police Department, “during the course of their investigation, police determined that the individual, later identified as Ezra Miller, became irate after being asked to leave and reportedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut.”
Ezra Miller Is Charged with Grooming in June 2022.
Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney and activist, and his pediatrician wife Sara Jumping Eagle alleged in court documents filed in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court on June 7 that Miller had been manipulating and controlling their daughter Tokata Iron Eyes, who goes by Gibson and uses she/they pronouns, ever since the two first met at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota back in 2016.
The parents asserted that Miller began grooming their child at the age of 12 after developing “an immediate and seemingly innocent liking” for them.
They also stated that Miller displayed a “pattern of corrupting a minor,” allegedly drugging their child over time and acting in a “cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling manner.”
Later, Gibson shared on Instagram that Miller “has only provided loving support and crucial protection,” downplaying her parents’ worries.
Part of the message said, “I am now aware of the intensity of emotional and psychological manipulation I was compelled to endure while in my parents’ home.” “I deserve to feel in charge of my own body because I am an adult.” (Chase and Sara told PEOPLE that they doubt they created the statement because their youngster doesn’t have a phone.)
Another Parent Makes Accusations Against Ezra Miller in June 2022.
Another parent filed a lawsuit following an interaction with Miller not long after Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle did.
The actor allegedly “menaced their family one evening in their downstairs neighbor’s home and acted inappropriately toward” the minor, according to a mother and her now 12-year-old child from Greenfield, Massachusetts, who requested and were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller.
Following the issuance of the interim harassment prevention order, the star deleted their Instagram account.
Ezra Miller Is Charged with Burglary in August 2022.
According to a press statement from the Vermont State Police, Miller was charged with breaking into a house in Vermont in August where they allegedly stole “many bottles of alcohol.”
Police claimed to have “probable cause” to charge Miller “with the offense of felony burglary into an uninhabited residence” after reviewing security footage and interviewing witnesses.
The actor was subsequently ordered to appear in court on September 26 at Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Criminal Division.
In August 2022, Vermont State Police attempted to give a mother residing at Ezra Miller’s house an emergency care order.
Vermont State Police attempted to serve the lady with an emergency care order in August after learning from earlier reports that Miller was lodging a 25-year-old woman and her three children (whose ages vary from 1 to 5 years old) at the actor’s Vermont farm.
Miller, though, claimed that the woman and her kids had departed and not returned for two months, according to Rolling Stone.
The Vermont State Attorney’s office reportedly stated in court records seen by the publication that Miller’s response might have been to “evade” the emergency care order and that the knowledge that they were gone for so long “contradicts information” they received.
Ezra Miller Discloses They Are Receiving Treatment for “severe Mental Health Concerns” in August 2022.
In a Message to People on August 15, Miller Publicly Acknowledged Their Recent Disturbing Behaviour. After Going Through a Recent Period of Extreme Distress, Miller Remarked, “i Now Realise that I Am Dealing with Serious Mental Health Difficulties and Have Started Receiving Continuing Treatment.”
“i Really Regret Alarming and Upsetting Anyone with My Previous Actions. I’m Determined to Putting in The Time and Effort Necessary to Return to A Phase of My Life that Is Safe, Secure, and Productive “he Continued.