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"The Flash" star Ezra Miller is seeking mental health treatment following several run-ins with the law.
The 29-year-old nonbinary actor - who uses they/them pronouns - penned a statement obtained by Variety through Miller’s representative. In the letter, Miller apologizes for their recent actions, which could include Miller's mounting legal woes and continued allegations of abuse and assault.
“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller began.
Recently, the actor was charged with felony burglary in Vermont for allegedly stealing bottles of liquor from an unoccupied dwelling in May. Miller was ordered to appear in court in September and faces up to 15 years in prison.
“I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior,” Miller continued in their statement. “I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage in my life.”
Miller raised heads back in 2020 when a seven-second video surfaced, allegedly showing the actor choking a woman outside a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland, according to Variety. Oxygen.com could find no evidence that criminal charges were sought in that case.
The actor was arrested in March following an incident at a karaoke bar in Hawaii when Miller allegedly grabbed a microphone from a 23-year-old woman and later lunged at a man playing darts.
They posted $500 bail and was released the same day.
Shortly after Miller’s release, a couple filed a restraining order against Miller, claiming they barged into their Hilo hostel, threatened the couple, and stole their passports and wallet. The couple eventually dropped the claim.
Less than a month later, Miller was arrested again after they allegedly “became irate” at a private Hawaii residence and threw a chair at an unnamed woman, causing a gash to the victim’s forehead.
Miller was slapped with a temporary harassment prevention order in June after a woman accused them of demonstrating menacing behavior toward her non-binary 12-year-old child. Miller allegedly threatened the woman while brandishing a firearm and referred to the then-11-year-old child as an “elevated being.”
That same month, the parents of teen activist Tokata Iron Eyes also obtained a protective order against Miller, claiming they used violence, intimidation, and drugs to “hold sway” over the minor, who was 12 years old at the time.
Most recently, state officials were looking for a family - consisting of a mother and her three children, ages 1, 4, and 5 - reportedly living on Miller’s Vermont farm near Stamford, about an hour east of Albany, New York, and just north of the Massachusetts state border. Officials went to serve an emergency care order, requiring the 25-year-old mother release her children into the care of officials from the Vermont Department for Children.
Miller told authorities the family left the farm months prior. But according to Rolling Stone, Vermont officials - stating the children’s welfare could not be "reasonably assured” if left in their mother’s custody - accused the mother of evading the order.
The Vermont State Attorney’s Office noted that Miller’s claims about the family’s departure contradicted their information.
Sources told Rolling Stone that Miller’s Vermont home had unattended guns around the residence, posing a threat to the woman’s children.
The children’s mother told Rolling Stone that she and Miller met in Hawaii and that Miller helped them back to their farm, which the woman described as a "healing haven” for her and her kids. The woman said Miller helped her escape an abusive relationship.
The children’s father, however, said the family fled without him knowing.
“I got a bad feeling in my stomach,” the father told Rolling Stone. “I do want to get my kids. They mean the f-----g world to me.”
There have been no reports of the mother and children’s whereabouts since state officials became involved.
Miller’s acting credits include roles in the DC Comics universe and in the “Fantastic Beasts” films, part of the “Harry Potter” franchise. Although Miller’s alleged actions have called into question their future with Warner Bros. Studios, sources told Variety the conglomerate supports Miller’s recent decision to seek mental help.
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