Ezra Miller Scandal into Success
Ezra Miller Scandal into Success.
One of the most prominent actors in Hollywood today, starring in two major franchises: DC Comics The Flash and Fantastic Beasts. But the nonbinary actor Ezra Miller has also been making headlines for a series of controversies and legal troubles that have cast a shadow over their career.
The most recent incident occurred when Miller was charged with felony burglary of an unoccupied dwelling in Vermont. According to Vermont state police, Miller allegedly took several bottles of alcohol from a home in Stamford in May. Miller is due to appear in court on September 261.
This was not the first time Miller had a run-in with the law this year. In March, Miller was arrested in Hilo, Hawaii, and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after an altercation at a karaoke bar. Miller reportedly got agitated at a couple for singing the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper song “Shallow” and threw a glass at them. A month later, Miller was arrested again in Hawaii for allegedly throwing a chair at a woman, injuring her forehead.
Miller has also faced allegations of abuse and manipulation from several people who claimed to have had close relationships with the actor. In June, two parents – Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle – obtained a protective order against Miller for allegedly physically and emotionally abusing their 18-year-old daughter, Tokata Iron Eyes, a Native American activist. The petition accused Miller of giving the daughter alcohol and drugs and displaying “cult-like and psychologically manipulative behavior” 3. Tokata Iron Eyes later denied those allegations in an interview with Insider.
Another protective order was issued against Miller by a 12-year-old and their mother, who alleged that Miller came to their home in Massachusetts and yelled at them about cultural appropriation. The family also claimed that Miller hugged the child uncomfortably and returned to their house multiple times3.
A mother of three children also spoke to Rolling Stone about living with Miller in Vermont, saying that Miller helped her escape a “violent and abusive ex”. However, sources told the magazine that the property was littered with unattended guns and bullets and that there was frequent marijuana use in front of the children3.
Miller finally broke their silence amid these scandals, stating in Variety on Tuesday. The actor apologized “to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior” and said they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues”.
“I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said. “I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage in my life.”
Miller’s latest film, The Flash, hit theaters this month. The movie was expected to generate between $75 million to $85 million domestically during its opening weekend. The film marks Miller’s first public appearance since the legal issues began.
Miller has been playing The Flash since 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the character has been an integral part of Warner Bros’ attempts to rival Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav told investors in a recent earnings call that the company plans on using their characters to mimic Marvel’s success, saying, “DC is something we can make better”.
However, some fans have expressed their disappointment and anger at Warner Bros for keeping Miller on board despite the controversies. The studio has faced criticism for canceling other projects, such as Batgirl while continuing to support Miller.
It remains to be seen how Miller’s legal issues and scandals will affect their career and reputation in Hollywood. For now, the actor seems to be focused on getting help and moving forward.