‘The Flash’ Star Ezra Miller Makes Their First Public Appearance Since Misconduct Allegations; Thanks Fans And Executives For Their “Grace and Discernment”
The controversial actor Ezra Miller, best known for their roles in Perks of Being A Wallflower and DC’s The Flash, made a rare appearance at the premiere of DC’s The Flash in Los Angeles on June 12. Ben Affleck, Kiersey Clemons, and director Andy Muschietti were in attendance alongside Miller.
According to Variety, Miller addressed fans and Warner Bros. executives, remarking how thankful they were for “their grace and discernment and care in the context of my life. And for bringing this moment to fruition.”
A Concerning Video Of Miller And A Fan Went Viral
The appearance marks the first time the actor has been in public since facing a slew of incidents, legal troubles, and disturbing allegations over the past few years. Many are concerned with Miller’s role in the massive DC film and their participation in the promotional tour.
Miller’s initial misconduct spiral began in Iceland in June 2020 when they were filmed appearing to have been choking a woman outside a bar. As she approached him smiling and waving her arms, he responded, “Oh, you wanna fight? That’s what you wanna do?” In the viral video, he is seen pushing her to the ground, holding her shoulder and neck. No charges were pressed against Miller.
More Disturbing Allegations Surface
Another report surfaced in June 2022 from the alleged victim and another interview with a different woman, Nadia, who claimed that she and Miller had an altercation at her Berlin home. The woman filed a police report and blocked Miller’s number.
This was only a few months after Miller was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment in Hawaii. Miller had been “yelling obscenities and became agitated when people began singing karaoke,” the report stated. Allegedly, they also grabbed the microphone from a woman and, a while after, jumped at a man playing darts. Subsequently, the actor was arrested, charged, and released after posting $500 bail.
Burglary And Grooming
There have been other allegations that Miller has participated in grooming girls as young as 12.
Miller ran into more trouble in October 2022, pleading not guilty to a felony count of burglary in an occupied dwelling. They allegedly had entered a neighbor’s house in Vermont on May 1, stealing many alcohol bottles before leaving.
Miller Issued A Public Apology
In August 2022, Miller issued a statement where he apologized for their “past behavior.” Miller said: “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.”
Despite Miller’s worrisome past, Andy Muschietti, The Flash director, shared on The Discourse podcast in May 2023 that he has no intentions of replacing Miller in any upcoming sequels. Muschietti said, “I don’t think there’s anyone that can play that character as well as they did.”