Ezra Miller speaks out: 'The Flash' star undergoing treatment for 'complex mental health issues'
In a statement obtained by USA TODAY on Monday, "The Flash" star, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, said they are seeking treatment for "complex mental health issues."
"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 said. "I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life."
Variety was the first to report the news.
In March, Miller was arrested in Hawaii for disorderly conduct, and was arrested again in April on suspicion of assault. In June, Miller was accused of grooming an 18-year-old activist by the teen's parents.
Most recently, Miller was charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, according to a Vermont State Police report published Aug. 8.
According to the police report, Miller was located Aug. 7 and issued a citation after the embattled star broke into a residence on May 1 and stole "several bottles of alcohol" from the property while the homeowners were not present. Police served Miller a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court on Sep. 26 for arraignment on the burglary charge.
The full picture:'The Flash' goes on amid Ezra Miller arrests, allegations
Amid the actor's recent scandals, "The Flash" movie is still scheduled to be released June 23, 2023, starring Miller as Barry Allen. At Warner Bros. Discovery's quarterly earnings call in early August, CEO David Zaslav named "The Flash" film as one of the upcoming projects he's excited about.
On March 27, officers arrested the actor in Hawaii over a disorderly patron call alleging Miller was yelling obscenities in a bar, grabbed a microphone from a woman and lunged at a man playing darts, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Officers charged Miller with disorderly conduct and harassment for becoming "agitated" by people singing karaoke.
Hours later, Miller allegedly broke into a couple's bedroom and became subject to a temporary restraining order, police said. The couple also accused Miller of stealing some belongings, including a passport and wallet.
Miller was arrested again in Hawaii on April 19 on suspicion of assault after allegedly becoming irate when asked to leave an event at a Big Island home and throwing a chair that left a woman’s forehead with a half-inch cut, according to police.
Miller’s legal troubles continued when the parents of an 18-year-old North Dakota resident, Tokata Iron Eyes, accused Miller of grooming and controlling their child for years and filed for a protective order.
Attorney and activist Chase Iron Eyes and pediatrician Sara Jumping Eagle claim Takota struggled with mental issues, 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. The parents alleged they attempted to perform a wellness check multiple times and a court-ordered evaluation while their child resides with Miller.
More allegations against Miller came to light with a German woman, Nadia, alleging the actor harassed her when they refused to leave her Berlin apartment in February 2022, according to a report published in Variety on June 30. Variety also reported that Miller allegedly choked two people on different occasions at bars in Iceland in 2020.
According to an Insider report published Aug. 4, people close to Miller say the actor has been carrying around a gun and wearing a bulletproof vest over the past six months. Miller has allegedly been paranoid about the FBI and the Ku Klux Klan following them. A video posted by Miller in January shows them threatening to kill Ku Klux Klan members.
Miller is slated to star in Mary Harron’s biopic "Dalíland," currently in post-production, according to IMDb. The actor is set to play a young Salvador Dalí, a Spanish surrealist artist.
Contributing: Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY