Ezra Miller Finally Breaks Their Silence After Increasingly Disturbing Behavior: 'I Want To Apologize'
Miller has been in repeated legal trouble since 2020 for crimes ranging from breaking and entering to aggravated assault. Most recently, they were charged with felony burglary in connection with a case involving a woman and her three children living in allegedly unsafe conditions at Miller's Vermont farm.
Earlier this week, Miller finally addressed their disturbing behavior patterns in a statement to Variety, apologizing for their actions and confirming they are actively seeking help for mental health conditions.
\u201cEXCLUSIVE: Ezra Miller has broken their silence about the troubling behavior that they have exhibited in recent years, which has led to a series of legal issues and assault and abuse allegations. Miller also apologized for their actions. https://t.co/5XOu0UIUKY\u201d— Variety (@Variety) 1660618379
Miller's statement read:
“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."
"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.”
Miller has amassed a history of physical altercations and breaking into people's property—often while seemingly inebriated. While only recently coming to widespread attention, incidents date back several years.
But the latest incident revealed other details about Miller's life.
In reporting on the Vermont incident, Business Insider painted a picture of Miller's behavior that goes far beyond drunken belligerence, including allegations of grooming, abuse and even running a cult.
Their report read in part:
“Insider has spoken with 14 people who had recent interactions with Miller in which the actor exhibited frightening emotional outbursts, carried firearms, or left them feeling unsafe."
"Some people said Miller sought out impressionable young women and nonbinary people whom they could isolate from their families and control. In some cases, Miller had sexual relations with these people."
"In 2020, during a roughly two-month stint in Iceland where Miller walked the streets barefoot, rumors spread that the movie star was running a cult out of an Airbnb."
At least one child's mother obtained a protection order against Miller.
After playing The Flash in several films in the DC Universe, Miller is set to reprise the role as the titular star of DC's forthcoming film The Flash, the debut of which has been pushed back multiple times due to their run-ins with the law.
It is still slated for release next year, despite the new raft of allegations against Miller.
On social media, many were unimpressed with Miller's apology.
\u201cnot to be that guy to point this out for the billionth time\nbut Ezra is basically getting off scott free for like MANY actual crimes. But Will Smith slapped one guy and now it's over for him\u201d— andrewthemandrew (Bob's Burgers brainrot era) (@andrewthemandrew (Bob's Burgers brainrot era)) 1660621865
\u201clove that Ezra Miller did the whole \u2018learning and growing\u2019 thing in his apology. it\u2019s like if the Riddler was an influencer\u201d— HK (@HK) 1660656208
\u201cEzra Miller gave y\u2019all ONE notes app apology after running through different states & countries all summer acting like Mojojojo\u201d— TheMarketingMam\u00ed (@TheMarketingMam\u00ed) 1660660389
\u201cwarner bros discovery typing ezra miller\u2019s apology press release\u201d— wiLL (@wiLL) 1660622179
\u201cfamous white people can actually get away with anything wdym ezra miller is getting interviews with variety about their mental health when they assaulted multiple people on separate occasions and kidnapped an indigenous minor \ud83d\ude2d\u2049\ufe0f\u201d— aloise \u2726 \ud83d\udccc (@aloise \u2726 \ud83d\udccc) 1660638253
\u201cIt's good when anyone gets help.\n\nIt's bad when a public figure like Ezra Miller says they're getting help after months of scandals assaulting people. \n\nIt incorrectly associates mental illness with committing violence.\u201d— Wagatwe Wanjuki \ud83c\uddf0\ud83c\uddea \ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddf8 (@Wagatwe Wanjuki \ud83c\uddf0\ud83c\uddea \ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddf8) 1660660010
\u201cThe fact that Ezra Miller was going around attacking people & breaking laws FOR YEARS with no consequences except the public condemning their actions & nothing happened until they sought out treatment is peak white privilege.\n\nCompare this to what happened after Will Smith's slap\u201d— Miss S \ud83e\udde3 (Summer Melting Version) \ud83e\udee0\ud83e\udd75\u2620\ufe0f (@Miss S \ud83e\udde3 (Summer Melting Version) \ud83e\udee0\ud83e\udd75\u2620\ufe0f) 1660634776
\u201cEzra Miller would not be allowed the same grace if they were black. And that\u2019s all I have to say on that \ud83e\udd37\ud83c\udffe\u200d\u2642\ufe0f\u201d— GRANDPA (@GRANDPA) 1660661151
\u201cEzra Miller committing multiple serious felonies and their punishment being \u201cseeking treatment and the Flash is still being released\u201d but Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on TV and he\u2019s blacklisted from Hollywood with multiple of his movies \u201con hold\u201d\n\nMake it make sense\u201d— alyssa \ud83d\udc95 (@alyssa \ud83d\udc95) 1660646422
\u201cI still want Ezra Miller to be recasted I don\u2019t care\u201d— Mari Loves Comics \ud83d\udc96 (@Mari Loves Comics \ud83d\udc96) 1660758962
While so far Warner Bros. has committed to moving forward with The Flash next year, it is rumored Miller will be replaced in subsequent installments of the film franchise and they will not be a part of the film's promotion.