It was reported yesterday that The Flash actor Ezra Miller was arrested once again in Hawaii after allegedly throwing a chair at a 26-year-old woman, which caused an injury to her forehead in the process.
On March 28th, Miller was arrested after a physical confrontation with customers at a karaoke bar, which led to a couple filing a restraining order against them, until the request for the order was subsequently dropped on April 12th.
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According to the Hawaii Police Department, Miller “became irate after being asked to leave and reportedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut.” The assault occurred “at a get-together at a private residence in the Leilani Estates subdivision in lower Puna,” with the investigation still being active. Miller was released pending further investigation.
Ezra Miller Displaying Troubling Behavior
Hours after their arrest, Miller pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge, in relation to their March arrest. They have now been fined $500, which was the same amount as their bail at the time. The judge also dismissed a harassment charge and obstructing a public sidewalk, but Ezra Miller’s legal troubles are still continuing after their latest arrest. As mentioned above, the investigation is still pending, so more information may come out soon.
This isn’t the first time Miller has been involved in controversies. In 2020, a video of them choking a woman to the ground was published on Twitter but was subsequently deleted. They were also charged with drug possession after their vehicle was pulled over by the Pittsburgh Police Department in 2011 for a broken light, to which officers found 20 grams of marijuana in their car. The charges were dropped, but the actor faced a penalty of $600 for disorderly conduct.
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It’s also been reported that Miller had frequent meltdowns and “lost it” during the filming of Andy Muschietti’s The Flash, but their behavior did not result in any violence. However, Warner Bros. refuted those claims, stating that they were a complete exaggeration, much like they refuted the fact that a meeting took place in which the studio discussed a pause in any future project involving Ezra Miller. As for their acting career, it may be jeopardized by Miller’s recent arrests.
They appeared last week in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, reprising their role as Credence Barebone/Aurelius Dumbledore, and will appear in The Flash as Barry Allen, but, aside from that, it doesn’t look like Ezra Miller will have much of a career after Muschietti’s film comes out next year. Plans involving Barry Allen could very well be in limbo, and Miller could indeed be recast. This follows a string of high-profile issues for Warner Bros. actors, including the ongoing trial and mutual abuse claims between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, Will Smith’s slap, and even Barry Keoghan’s disorderly conduct incident.
It isn’t so much of a problem with the Fantastic Beasts films, since their character died in the last installment (and the franchise may not move forward after this one), but it may be a problem for the DCEU, since Barry Allen was likely to be set up as the new face of the franchise as it is moving away from the SnyderVerse.
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Source: Hawaii Police Department