‘Flash’ actor pleads not guilty
BENNINGTON, Vermont — Ezra Miller pleaded not guilty on Monday to stealing liquor bottles from a neighbor, one of a string of arrests and reports of erratic behavior from the ‘Flash’ actor who extend from Hawaii to Vermont.
Miller, 30, appeared Monday with their Burlington, Vermont remote attorney for arraignment in Bennington on a burglary charge. The actor, who is non-binary and uses his pronouns, agreed on the condition of not having contact with the landlord or coming to the residence.
Vermont State Police responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford on May 1 and said they discovered several bottles of liquor were taken from a residence while the owner was away.
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The owner said he had been friends with Miller for about 18 years and bought the house a year and a half ago in the city, where Miller also bought a house, according to the police affidavit. Miller was charged after police viewed surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses.
Miller has been arrested twice this year in Hawaii, including for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar.
Also this year, the parents of Tokata Iron Eyes, an 18-year-old Native American activist, filed a protective order against Miller, accusing the actor of inappropriate behavior with her as a minor from the age of 12. Iron Eyes disputed that.
A Vermont lawyer for Miller on Monday did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press on the Vermont charge or protective order related to Iron Eyes.
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Despite the actor’s scandals, “The Flash” is still scheduled for release on June 23, 2023, with Miller as Barry Allen. During Warner Bros.’ quarterly earnings call. Discovery in early August, CEO David Zaslav named the film “The Flash” as one of the upcoming projects he’s excited about.
Issa Rae recently spoke about Miller’s string of arrests, describing the controversy surrounding “The Flash” star as a “microcosm of Hollywood.”
In an interview for Elle posted online Thursday, Rae touched on several topics, including the #MeToo movement and how Hollywood treats women.
According to the comedian, attempts within the industry to shield Miller from the consequences prove that at the end of the day, what matters most in Hollywood is money.
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“I’m going to be real, what’s going on with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood,” Rae said. “There’s this person who is a repeat offender, who behaved in an atrocious way, and instead of shutting it down and stopping production, there’s an effort to save the movie and them.”
Contributors: Naledi Ushe, Charles Trepany, USA TODAY; The Associated Press