The parents of Tokata Iron Eyes told the LA Times they are unable to locate Ezra Miller to serve a court order of protection against him, while their 18-year-old activist daughter released a video refuting their claims of cult-like grooming and manipulation by the actor.
Chase Iron Eyes and his wife, Sara Jumping Eagle, said they have an interim protection order from a Standing Rock Sioux tribal court, but the court has been unable to locate Miller to serve it. While Tokata Iron Eyes is 18 years old, tribal courts still have jurisdiction in the matter.
"They move around so much [that] we're stuck in this legal limbo situation, and we can't serve them in any place they're in long enough," Chase Iron Eyes told the Times in a joint interview with Jumping Eagle. "They've been flighty. They've been avoiding service, and now there's public pressure mounting on them to make a decision, which makes us very concerned about Ezra's volatile nature."
"Tokata needs help without Ezra's interference,' Jumping Eagle told the Times. "Ezra is a 29-year-old person who needs to get help on their own path and not interfere with Tokata's development as their own person."
Miller is accused of grooming Tokata since their first meeting in 2016 while the actor was visiting the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. At the time Tokata, now 18, was 12 and Miller was 23. Tokata's parents claim Miller supplied their daughter with marijuana, alcohol, and LSD to control and manipulate them.
Miller and Iron Eyes grew close quickly, and the Fantastic Beasts star later flew Tokata, then aged 14, and other members of the tribe to London in 2017 to visit the studio where the movie was filmed. In their petition, Chase Iron Eyes and Jumping Eagles claim Miller tried to sleep in the same bed as their daughter on the trip but was prevented by a chaperone. They also say Miller's unnatural influence resulted in their daughter eventually dropping out of a private school in Massachusetts last year.
Last week, Tokata posted a statement to Instagram thanking "comrade Ezra Miller" for providing only "loving support and invaluable protection" while also calling her parents' accusations baseless.
After Chase Iron Eyes and Jumping Eagle publicly expressed doubts about the authorship of the statement, Tokata posted a video statement refuting their claims.
"I've become aware that some people are saying that my statements were not written by me," they said in the taped video post. "I'd like to clarify that they are, in fact, directly from me."
Miller was arrested (twice) in Hilo, Hawaii back in March for disorderly conduct and harassment, following an incident in a bar where they allegedly became agitated with patrons who were singing karaoke, then later lunged at another man playing darts.
In bodycam footage obtained by TMZ, Miller can be seen becoming combative as he is detained by police. Miller first offers to show the police the video footage he recorded which they claimed showed they were the victim of an assault. "I film myself when I get assaulted for NFT crypto art," they explained.
As they were being arrested for the incident, Miller asserts their "Ninth Amendment rights" to "not be unlawfully persecuted for a crime of no designation," and then becomes more upset when they claim the officer searching them touched their genitalia.
"Hey, you just touched my penis. Please don't do that," Miller says in the video, adding "I'm transgender, non-binary, and I don't want to be searched by a man!"
Miller was arrested a second time after the two residents they were staying with in Hilo filed for a temporary restraining order against Miller, alleging the actor "burst into the bedroom of the petitioner(s) and threatened" the alleged male victim by "saying 'I will bury you and your slut wife.'"
A hearing in the case is scheduled for July 12.