Hollywood scandal MVP Ezra Miller is taking a break from their record-challenging string of scandals and arrests, saying in a statement to the media that they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues.”
“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,” the actor’s statement reads. “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.”
In addition to starring roles in both the DC-verse and Potterverse, as well as critical indie hits, the gifted actor has in recent years racked up scores of eye-catching criminal notices over an impressive geographical range.
Last week they were hit with felony burglary charges for allegedly stealing booze in Vermont. In June, also in Vermont, police searched the actor’s farm for a young mother and her three children, who officials worried Miller was shielding from child-protective services, then separately charged the actor with felony burglary of unoccupied dwelling.
Earlier that month, in Massachusetts, a mother and her 12-year-old asked for a temporary harassment prevention order against the actor, who they said menaced them near their home. Prior to this, in North Dakota, the parents of environmental activist Tokata Iron Eyes sought an order of protection from the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court, alleging that Miller, who in 2016 at their reservation befriended then-12-year-old Iron Eyes and, the parents allege, used drugs and violence to manipulate her.
More remote Miller sightings take us to Hilo, Hawaii: where the actor generated one arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment after Miller rushed a couple singing a karaoke duet of the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper duet “Shallow” at a bar, one police detention for injuring a woman at another bar by allegedly throwing a chair at her head, and one restraining order (later retracted) from a couple who said Miller burst into their bedroom and screamed violent threats.
Previously, the succès de scandale also won notices in Germany and Iceland, where a viral video shows the feral goth choke-holding a woman and pushing her to the ground.
A source close to the studio told Variety that Warner Bros. supports Miller’s decision to seek professional help, for whatever that’s worth.
Though Warner Bros. didn’t share plans to delay next June’s release of The Flash, despite announcing they were shelving a completed $90 million Batgirl, industry leaders have called for the studio to bear some responsibility for the errant actor, whose friends report will occasionally wear bulletproof body armor. Whether or not the “intense crisis” Miller’s statement credits for revealing urgent mental health issues was a threatening call from the money people at Warner Bros. is unknown. Either way, the Flash has certainly earned a bit of downtime.
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