Ezra Miller, star of “Flash,” consents to mental health treatment as a burglary court date approaches.
Flash actor Ezra Miller has made the decision to seek treatment to combat a self-described “period of intense crisis” following months of legal issues and an escalating PR nightmare for Warner Bros.
The Justice League alumnus Miller, who identifies as non-binary, said in a statement today that “having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.” This comes one week after Vermont law enforcement charged the non-binary Miller with burglary.
They said, “I want to apologize to everyone I have been alarmed and upset by my past behavior. “I’m determined to putting in the time and effort required to return to a point in my life that is safe, secure, and productive.”
The sudden action Monday comes after at least two months of efforts to persuade Miller and his longtime CAA agent, Warner Bros, as well as their close friends, family, and coworkers, to seek assistance. The citation Miller got on August 7 to appear in Vermont Superior Court Bennington Criminal Division on September 26 for arraignment on the burglary accusation may have tipped the scales.
Although the high-testing Flash’s June release date has never been seriously threatened, Miller’s string of incidents and dubious decisions in places like Hawaii, Iceland, Germany, and the Green Mountain State has left many wondering when the next lightning-fast incident was going to happen. Warner Bros brass has been speaking with actor Jesse Lee Miller and his representatives about a more “pro-active” mental health approach for the performer for weeks, knowing that they wouldn’t have a $200 million feature without Miller, who is in practically every scene of the DC picture.
The David Zaslav-run corporation has attempted to influence Miller’s situation, but one executive told Deadline tonight that this isn’t about business; it’s about a human individual who is obviously in misery.
Miller was detained twice in the 50th state of the United States, despite the fact that the viral video of him allegedly choking a female patron of a Reykjavik pub in April never resulted in charges. A second-degree assault was the reason for one April arrest. Miller has been accused of sexual abuse in addition to the accusations from Hawaii and Vermont. Additionally, they just received a temporary harassment prevention order from a mother and 12-year-old in Greenfield, Massachusetts, who said the actor had threatened them. In addition, Tokata Iron Eyes’ parents sought a protective order against Miller, accusing him of grooming and brainwashing the 18-year-old, a claim the woman adamantly refutes.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from 2016 marked Miller’s film debut as Barry Allen/The Flash. After that, they appeared in Justice League, Suicide Squad, and a brief cameo with Aquaman in the Peacemaker finale earlier this year (Jason Momoa). The lavishly funded Andy Muschietti-directed film Flash was finished late last year. This year’s summer saw a few pick-up shootings as final post-production work came to an end.
Today’s announcement of Miller’s plan to receive mental health therapy was originally reported by Variety.