On Sunday, April 6, video surfaced online of what appeared to be actor Ezra Miller choking a fan and throwing her to the ground at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The footage was so shocking and unexpected that many questioned its authenticity.
But late on Monday, Variety received confirmation the incident happened exactly as it appeared.
The tweet shows a fan approaching Miller, perhaps jokingly challenging them to a fight, when Miller chokes her and throws her to the ground.
Variety later confirmed the figure in the video was identified as Ezra Miller by someone at the bar, saying:
"A source at the establishment, Prikið Kaffihús, has confirmed to Variety that this was a serious altercation at the bar, and that the man, whom they identify as Miller, was escorted off the premises."
Other "pushy" fans were reportedly harassing Miller before the incident caught in the original viral video, which has now been viewed over 4.5 million times.
Miller gained notoriety for their roles in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as DC's Justice League, in which they played The Flash.
Ignoring the violence, Twitter turned Miller's encounter into a meme.
Spider-Man when he meets Ezra Miller https://t.co/9f0M7FHATz— 🍕Pete🍕 (@🍕Pete🍕) 1586192469.0
Nobody: Literally nobody: Not a single soul: Ezra Miller: https://t.co/hChIFQrBSW— Isaiah (@Isaiah) 1586191791.0
Ezra Miller's publicist logging onto to twitter this morning like https://t.co/y6X16EN2Py— Keiley Kaiser (@Keiley Kaiser) 1586193670.0
Many couldn't believe a beloved figure like Miller would act so irrationally.
I don’t know the full context of the Ezra Miller situation enough to “cancel” the guy. Trial by Twitter is always s… https://t.co/WqsaQx0Ztj— Arctic Ninja Paul (@Arctic Ninja Paul) 1586189091.0
There were some Twitter users who doubted Miller's career would continue after assaulting one of their fans on video.
i was just watching the perks of being a wallflower last night, wtf ezra miller https://t.co/4dU4CSgCao— RILEE ! (@RILEE !) 1586195263.0
Fan: Oh my god Ezra Miller! I love your work can I get a pic- Ezra: #ezramillerisoverparty https://t.co/aSo9Q5Xzn8— Ƥ𝓎ᖇ𝔲Ｓ (@Ƥ𝓎ᖇ𝔲Ｓ) 1586191550.0
Though a Flash-centered Justice League spinoff has been in development for several years, this incident may be the latest wrench in the project down.
Ezra Miller probably should have thought of that before they choked out one of their friends though.