- Jenna Scalia
Chaotic Downward Spiral of Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller has been the talk of the media since their recent allegations of assault, burglary, disorderly conduct and for grooming minors. The amount of controversy they have accumulated spans throughout their entire career as an actor, most notably portraying the DC Universe superhero “The Flash.” They played Patrick in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and Credence Barebone / Aurelius Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts” trilogy. Despite their successful roles, it won’t be enough to save their tanking creditability.
Miller was sent to court for burglary of an occupied home and petty larceny on May 1. They pleaded not guilty to the charges while they face over 25 years in prison if convicted of both, according to Vermont law, where the theft took place. The next hearing to announce the verdict for these charges was on Jan. 13.
Less than a month later, they were arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment and then for second-degree assault in Hawaii. They paid a $500 fine and the charges were dropped, but this wasn’t the end for this actor’s crime spree. They were later accused of choking one woman in an Icelandic bar and harassing another woman in her home in Berlin within the same time frame of the other crimes. In August of last year, they released a public apology for their actions and began undergoing mental health treatment. This apology was far from enough for everyone though.
Miller began seeing a Native American activist named Takota Iron Eyes at the age of 23 while she was only 12 years old. The now 18-year-old’s parents have put in an order of protection against Miller, accusing the actor of inappropriate behavior with her as a minor under the age of consent.
They have accused Miller of abusing, harassing, exploiting and brain-washing the young girl into doing drugs, sexual acts, disobeying her parents and even dropping out of school in 2021 to follow Miller. Iron Eyes, the girl in question, has defended Miller tirelessly and disputed every claim her parents have made. Miller and Iron Eyes have been unable to be located to be served the protection order. Miller even uploaded videos and posts mocking the authorities attempts to find them. They have since been taken down.
Now, the question remains in regards to the release of their upcoming solo film “Flash” where they star in their iconic and recurring role as the DC superhero, “The Flash.” Many fans of both the show and the DC adaptation of the “Justice League” have speculated potential replacements depending on the results of their criminal charges. Actors such as Lucas Till, Dylan O’Brien and Garrett Gustin are being considered for the role in the event that Miller is incarcerated.
By the looks of it, Miller won’t be let go very easily. Their reputation and credibility have been desecrated beyond repair in the foreseeable future. Many of us can all agree that if a person goes around claiming to be Jesus Christ (another one of their stunts), they have most definitely lost it.
We saw prime examples like Charles Manson with the Manson Family Cult and, however, Miller likely won’t go that far considering the heaps of trouble they are already in. I second the notion of finding a proper replacement for their role as “The Flash” if evidence proves against their favor.
Only time will tell what fate lies for Miller and their acting career if it topples. The crime they committed will hopefully bring solid evidence of either side and serve justice accordingly. Whether or not Miller is guilty of every offense they have been accused of, none should be taken lightly and they should serve time if proven guilty.