A Look at 'The Flash' Star Ezra Miller's Multiple Controversies

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Jun. 17 2023, Updated 11:50 a.m. ET

Ezra Miller at the Met Gala
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Content warning: This article mentions allegations of physical abuse and child grooming.

Disgraced actor Ezra Miller has made headlines over the past few years for the many controversies surrounding their personal life.

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The actor — who garnered praise for their performance in the DC film The Flash — has since apologized for their past behavior and undergone treatment for "complex mental health issues."

Below, we take a look back at the actor's controversies.

Ezra Miller at SDCC 2018.
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What has Ezra Miller done?

The question here is: What hasn't Ezra Miller done?

On Aug. 8, 2022, just days after Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav raved over The Flash, several reports claimed the actor had been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vt. According to the Vermont State Police report (via Variety), authorities received a burglary complaint at 5:55 p.m. EST on May 1, 2022.

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When authorities arrived at the scene, they discovered "several bottles of alcohol were taken from the residence while the homeowners were not present," per Variety. After observing surveillance footage and gathering statements, law enforcement found probable cause to charge the actor with "felony burglary into an unoccupied dwelling." The Justice League star was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Sept. 26, 2022, for arraignment.

Additionally, an August 2022 report from Insider revealed that Ezra allegedly started a cult during their time in Iceland in 2020. According to the account, the actor stayed at an Airbnb and invited others to join them, including artists and many young individuals. Anonymous sources who spoke with the outlet said that the Perks of Being a Wallflower star would hold court with their guests daily and "alluded to possessing supernatural powers," per the publication.

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Another insider declared that she met Ezra during a musical retreat arranged by the actor. During her nearly one-week stay, the source allegedly witnessed Ezra's psychologically abusive and "super manipulative" behavior. Oliver Ignatius, a former music collaborator of Ezra's, also alleged he saw the actor's controlling presence firsthand.

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Ezra's list of crimes also includes disorderly conduct, assault, and burglary.

In April 2020, a video surfaced in a now-deleted tweet that showed Ezra Miller seemingly choking a woman and throwing her to the ground. The woman spoke with Variety and said the pair were joking — or so she thought — about who could take the other in a fight. The woman still thought Ezra was bantering when they approached her outside the bar.

Ezra Miller attends an event for 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.'
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"All of a sudden, [they're] on top of me, choking me, still screaming in my face if I want to fight," she recalled to the outlet. "My friend who's filming sees [they're] obviously not joking, and it's actually serious, so he stops filming and pushes [them] off me as [they're] still trying to fight me. Two guy friends of mine are actually holding [Miller] back as [they're] screaming, 'This is what you wanted! This is what you wanted!'"

That's not Ezra's only accusation of assault. The actor was arrested twice in Hawaii — first in March 2022 for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar and again three weeks later, on April 19, for second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a chair at a 26-year-old woman during a private get-together.

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In April 2022, an anonymous couple filed and dismissed a temporary restraining order against Ezra. Per People, the official complaint alleged the actor burst into the couple's bedroom and threatened the male victim by saying, "I will bury you and your slut wife." They pair also claimed Ezra pocketed a few of their personal belongings, including a social security card, wallet, passport, driver's license, and bank cards.

In June 2022, Chase Iron Eyes and his wife, Sara Jumping Eagle, sought an order of protection against Ezra Miller on behalf of their child, 18-year-old activist Tokata Iron Eyes (known as Gibson Iron Eyes at the time). As previously reported by Distractify, the couple alleged that Ezra had been grooming their child since the age of 12, supplying her with drugs and alcohol like LSD and marijuana.

Tokata denied these claims in a since-deleted Instagram post.

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Tokata Iron Eyes at the All It Takes Lasting Legacy event to celebrate youth leadership on April 28, 2018.
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Tokata Iron Eyes

Almost a week after news broke of Chase and Sara's protection order, an anonymous mother and her 12-year-old child were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Ezra Miller.

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According to The Daily Beast, the actor allegedly threatened her family and behaved inappropriately toward her child, who is nonbinary. The duo reported that Ezra, who was initially visiting a neighbor, showed up at their house in a bulletproof vest and carrying around a gun. At some point, the Trainwreck star began upsetting the child with excessive compliments and touches.

By the end of June 2022, a report from Rolling Stone claimed Ezra Miller was housing a 25-year-old mother and her three young children at their Vermont farm. According to the outlet, the children's father said Ezra flew his family out of Hawaii — where the actor met the woman — and he hadn't seen or spoken to them since they left.

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Other sources claimed the mother and her children were living in unsafe conditions, with weapons easily accessible to the kids. The insiders also added that the 1-year-old put a loose bullet in her mouth.

The mother fiercely denied these claims, telling Rolling Stone that Ezra helped her escape a "violent and abusive ex" and that Ezra's farm is a "healing haven" for her and her children.

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'The Flash' was finally released after multiple delays.

The Flash finally hit theatres on June 16, 2023 following delays that had to do both with Ezra's legal troubles and changes in direction, as well as COVID-19 related challenges.

Per Variety, Ezra did not promote the highly-anticipated flick, other than appearing at the premiere. Not surprisingly, their role in The Flash remains highly controversial.

It must be noted nonetheless that critics are calling Ezra's performance solid, with the New York Post saying they are "one of DC's only good actors," despite their "troublesome" personal problems.

Report online or in-person sexual abuse of a child or teen by calling the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453 or visiting childhelp.org. Learn more about the warning signs of child abuse at RAINN.org.

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