Ezra Miller’s arrests, controversies and pronouns explained | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

For the past few years, Hollywood star Ezra Miller has been ingrained in controversies after rising to fame in the Fantastic Beasts series, part of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter franchise, which airs on ITV at 5:30pm today.

The Perks of Being A Wallflower star is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, joking explaining their choice to The Hollywood Reporter in 2018: “I don’t identify as a man. I don’t identify as a woman. I barely identify as a human.”

The Flash star initially found themself in public turmoil over the last few years, with a string of allegations and arrests throwing their role in the DCEU into jeopardy in the eyes of fans, with many still boycotting the film when it was released this summer.

Shortly after making their debut as the superhero speedster, a video emerged in 2020 seemingly showing Ezra choking a woman at a bar in Iceland before being asked to leave but police were reportedly not called according to TMZ.

While this seemed to be a standalone incident at the time, the video resurfaced last year as Ezra faced a string of arrests for similar behaviour in Hawaii.

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The international star faced international accusations of disorderly conduct and harrassment after an incident at a bar in Hawaii last March.

According to the Evening Standard, the Hollywood star had yelled obscenities at a woman and lunged at a man.

The next month, the actor was arrested after an incident at a private residence where they allegedly threw a chair which hit a woman in the head after being asked to leave.

Around the same time, an unnamed couple filed and dismissed a temporary restraining order against Ezra when they allegedly entered their room and threatened them, stealing a passport and a wallet during the exchange according to The Cut.

As the year continued, the actor began wracking up more allegations of harassment and grooming of minors as well as reportedly claiming he and 18-year-old activist Gibson Iron Eyes were an incarnation of Jesus Christ.

In August, Ezra was charged in Vermont, USA over an alleged home burglary and ultimately pleaded guilty to unlawful trespassing.

As part of the deal that was made in January this year, the actor will need to submit to random drug testing.

Following the chaotic few months, Ezra’s representatives issued a statement to Variety on their behalf saying they had undergone a “time of intense crisis” and was suffering from “complex mental health issues” which they is now receiving treatment for.

The Fantastic Beasts star apologised for their behaviour and is looking forward to returning to a “healthy, safe and productive stage in my life”.

Despite the controveries, The Flash director Andy Muschietti has proved to be a loyal ally as he told The Discourse podcast that he has no plans to recast the leading role in any potential sequels.

He said: “I don’t think there’s anyone that can play that character as well as they did,” Muschietti said. “The other depictions of the character are great, but this particular vision of the character, they just excelled in doing it.”

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