'The Flash' star Ezra Miller accused of grooming teenager in latest legal dispute
Ezra Miller is facing more legal trouble. Parents of an 18-year-old North Dakota activist have filed for a protective order on behalf of their child, who they say the actor has groomed and controlled for several years.
Attorney and activist Chase Iron Eyes and pediatrician Sara Jumping Eagle claim their child, Tokata Iron Eyes, is struggling with mental health after being groomed by Miller and given a large dose of LSD this year, according to legal documents filed in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court and provided to USA TODAY by Kerry Libby, a spokesperson for tribal chairwoman Janet Alkire. TMZ was first to report the lawsuit.
"Ezra uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata," the filing claims. "Ezra has brainwashed Tokata. Ezra Miller has ensured that Tokata is without a phone and has given her bankcard to another of his workers," the parents say in the documents.
The parents allege they have attempted multiple times to perform a wellness check and court-ordered evaluation while their child resides with Miller. The family says they have also tried to involve Miller's family and Warner Bros., the production company behind the upcoming "The Flash" film, in which Miller is slated to play the titular superhero.
"In April 2022, there were discussions with friends/family of Ezra Miller and Tokata Iron Eyes to attempt an intervention for both individuals," the lawsuit claims. "Attempts were made to include the Warner Brothers company as well. Warner Brothers and/or Ezra Miller's mother backed out of the professional intervention efforts."
USA TODAY has reached out to Chase Iron Eyes and representatives for Miller and Warner Bros. for comment.
Miller, known for playing the Flash in the "Justice League" films and Credence Barebone in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" franchise, has faced several legal issues this year. The actor was arrested twice in Hawaii, first in March, when they were charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after becoming "agitated" by people singing karaoke at a bar and again in April on suspicion of assault after allegedly throwing a chair and hitting a woman in the forehead.
According to the latest legal filing, Tokata first met Miller as a 12-year-old (the actor was 24 at the time) when Miller visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe while protesting with the NoDAPL movement.
They continued to stay in contact, the documents say, including when Miller flew Tokata and other members of the tribe to London to tour the set of "Fantastic Beasts." A few months after Tokata turned 18, the lawsuit alleges the two had sex and on a separate occasion, Miller gave Tokata LSD.
"Tokata had read all the available 'Harry Potter' books and was/is enamored by the fantasy/celebrity of Ezra Miller at all times during her still formative years as a young adolescent," the lawsuit reads. "Ezra has recently and violently abused Tokata's vulnerability and trust."
Tokata was also allegedly with Miller in Hawaii during the actor's previous legal spats in which police were called to remove two houseguests from a couple's Hilo property. The couple, who filed and later dropped a temporary restraining order, were hosting both Miller and Tokata, the parents claim.
he suit also claims that in May, Sara Jumping Eagle reported Miller assaulting her to the Santa Monica Police after she and Chase Iron Eyes attempted to approach Miller and their child in California, where Miller was filming "The Flash.". USA TODAY has reached out to police for more information.
Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle also claim they have spoken with families of two other victims who say they share similar experiences of Miller using their fame to lure young fans into "distorted abusive relationships."
A hearing is scheduled for July 12 at the Standing Rock Tribal Court in North Dakota.