The “Flash” actor’s string of arrests and erratic behavior have been particularly problematic for Warner Bros. and DC Films.
NEW YORK — After a string of arrests and erratic behavior that spanned from Hawaii to Vermont, “The Flash” actor Ezra Miller said he has begun treatment for “complex mental health issues.”
Miller, 29, who identifies as non-binary, released a statement late Monday. On September 26, Miller is scheduled to appear in Vermont Superior Court for arraignment on a felony theft citation in Stamford, Vermont. Authorities said last week that Miller took several bottles of alcohol from a residence while the homeowners were not present.
“Having recently gone through a period of severe crisis, I now understand that I suffer from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said in a statement. “I want to apologize to everyone I’ve offended and hurt. Past behavior. I’m committed to doing what’s necessary to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
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Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii earlier this year, including for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar. The second incident was second degree assault.
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The parents of 18-year-old Toccata Iron Eyes, a Native American activist, filed a protection order against Miller earlier this year, charging the actor with their child as a minor since age 12. Grooming and other inappropriate behavior were alleged. Tokata Iron Eyes has disputed this.
Miller’s representatives did not respond to requests for comment on the allegations or previous arrests.
Miller’s personal troubles have been a particularly pressing issue for Warner Bros. and DC Films. After appearing in several “Justice League” movies as the Flash, Miller is starring in an upcoming standalone film about the speedy superhero next summer. Principal photography on “The Flash” was completed last year. Warner Bros. Chief Executive David Zaslaw has said the studio is committed to releasing the film.