After a series of arrests and erratic behavior that crossed the nation from Hawaii to Vermont, The Flash star Ezra Miller said they have begun treatment for “complex mental health issues.”
The 29-year-old Miller, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, issued a statement to the press late Monday.
Miller has been exhibiting problematic behavior publicly since 2020 when they were filmed assaulting a fan on April 1 at Prikið Kaffihús, a trendy bar in central Reykjavik, Iceland.
After that, at the end of March 2022, Miller was arrested in Hawaii and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment following a physical altercation with patrons at a karaoke bar. Just about 2 weeks after that arrest, Miller was arrested again for allegedly throwing a chair at a woman.
In June 2022, The parents of 18-year-old activist Gibson Iron Eyes accused Miller of grooming their child. The family alleged that Miller has been involved with their child since they were 12. The family was able to obtain a protective order against Miller, however they were never able to serve them with the order, nor was the 18-year-old returned to their family.
In addition to the other allegations against Miller, they are allegedly harboring a woman and her three small children in an unsafe environment. Rolling Stone has reported that Miller has been accused of housing three young children and their mother on a farm they own in Vermont. While the father of the children claims he is concerned for their welfare, the mother insists that Miller had helped her escape from a “violent and abusive ex,” and Miller “helped me finally … have a safe environment for my three very young children.” Rolling Stone also quoted an unnamed witness, who claimed they saw a 1-year-old baby put a loose bullet in their mouth during a visit to the property. Vermont’s child services department has been unable to locate the woman and her children.
Miller’s latest issues with the law occurred just last week when Vermont State Police confirmed that Miller has been charged with the “offense of felony burglary into an unoccupied dwelling” in Stamford, Vermont. According to a police report, several bottles of alcohol were taken from the home. Probable cause was found after a review of surveillance videos and statements, and Miller was issued a citation on August 7 and they are scheduled to appear in court on September 26.
Miller was cast as Barry Allen/The Flash in 2014 when it was announced there would be a movie called The Flash, however, they didn’t actually step into the role until 2016 when the character appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, and then again in both iterations of Justice League.
Principal photography on The Flash was completed last year. David Zaslav, the current President and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery said in regards to The Flash and Black Adam, “We’re very excited about them. We’ve seen them. We think they are terrific,” which leads us to believe that the studio is completely committed to releasing the film.
The Flash runs into theaters on June 23, 2023.
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Joia DaVida reports on the entertainment industry in both Chicago and Los Angeles.