What Is Going On With Ezra Miller?
From multiple arrests in Hawaii to protection orders and grooming allegations.
Ezra Miller. The actor has been making tabloid headlines for months on end, so it’s time for us to ask the inevitable question: what in god’s name is going on?
We’ll avoid giving you a detailed play-by-play of everything Miller has been alleged of in their life: instead, let’s just focus on the last three months.
— Content Warning: This article mentions violence and grooming. —
Hawaii: Arrests And A Restraining Order
Miller, who you might remember from The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and We Need To Talk About Kevin, was arrested twice in the space of two months.
In late March, the actor was reportedly arrested in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and harassment. They apparently swore at and grabbed a young woman singing karaoke and also lunged at a man who was playing darts.
Three weeks later, they were arrested again for second-degree assault. According to TMZ, Miller got so riled up about being asked to leave a friend’s place that they threw a chair, hitting a 26-year-old woman on the forehead.
A Hawaii couple also filed a restraining order against Ezra around that same time. It looks like Miller met one-half of the couple at an outdoor market and stayed with them at their home. The actor reportedly burst into the couple’s bedroom and threatened to “bury” them. They also stole some of their belongings, including credit cards and a passport.
Gibson Iron Eyes
The parents of Gibson Iron Eyes — an 18-year-old activist who has reportedly been living with the 29-year-old since December 2021 — recently filed a restraining order against Miller. They alleged that Miller has been grooming them and giving them access to drugs. Miller apparently met the family at the Standing Rock protests in 2016, when Iron Eyes was just 12 years old.
Iron Eyes, formerly known as Tokata, has responded to the allegations, describing Miller as their “comrade” and insisting they provided them with support during the loss of a friend. They also called their parents’ behaviour an act of “emotional and psychological manipulation”.
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Another Court Order, This Time On Behalf Of A 12-Year-Old
Over the weekend, a mother in Massachusetts was granted a temporary protection order against Miller on behalf of her 12-year-old daughter. According to a report from NBC News, the court order was issued “without advance notice because the Court determined that there is a substantial likelihood of immediate danger of harassment”.
The mother reports that Miller met her and her daughter in February and that while the actor first seemed friendly, she quickly became suspicious of Miller’s relationship with her child. According to NBC, Miller offered to shower the 12-year-old with gifts — including a horse — even after she said no to Miller’s earlier offers.
Miller has reportedly threatened the mother and also displayed inappropriate behaviour towards the child, who the mother says they are “fixated” on.
Has Miller Responded?
It seems the actor has responded to the allegations by way of five Instagram stories, which they have since deleted. One meme reportedly read: “You cannot touch me, I am in another universe,” seemingly in response to the court having trouble locating him. The second meme was said to include the words “message from another dimension,” and another involved a long message about being “shielded from negative people and their ill intent”.
What’s In Store For The Flash movie?
It’s unclear what will happen with The Flash, the movie for which Miller was cast in as a dedicated spin-off from his previous depictions of the titular character in the DC universe since 2014. While the movie isn’t scheduled for release until 2023 — the many allegations against Miller obviously don’t bode well for a superhero movie.
“There is no winning in this for Warner Bros,” one studio source told Deadline. “The hope is that the scandal will remain at a low level before the movie is released, and hope for the best to turn out.”
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