Nonbinary actor Ezra Miller, 29, opened up about their seeking treatment after a series of legal issues and abuse allegations.
They told Variety in a statement provided by their reps that they are “committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage” in their life.
“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.”
The Hawaii County Police Department reported that in March Miller was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an incident at a bar, and in April, they were arrested for assaulting a woman. They paid a $500 bail for their first crime and were given a $500 fine for their harassment charge that was eventually dismissed.
In June, the parents of activist Tokata Iron Eyes accused Miller of using drugs, violence, and intimidation to exert a cult-like influence over their daughter, and petitioned a tribal court to issue an order of protection against the Justice League actor. Iron Eyes later denied the accusations in a post on social media.
Earlier this month, Miller was charged with felony burglary after allegedly stealing multiple bottles of alcohol from a home in Vermont in May.
Miller’s behavior has been a challenge for Warner Bros. Discovery who has worked with them across two different franchises — DC Comics films and the Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts.
A source told the Hollywood Reporter that Warner Bros. Discovery had several potential plans to deal with the controversies around Miller. If Miller agreed to receive treatment, they would release the movie after Miller publicly discussed their behavior. If they did not seek treatment, the studio would release the movie and not have Miller involved in publicity for it. Or, the studio would kill the movie if Miller’s behavior continued as it was.
With The Flash still set to premiere in theaters on June 23, 2023, a source close to the studio disclosed to Variety that Warner Bros. Discovery supported Miller's decision to receive professional help.