Even more allegations against The Flash actor Ezra Millerhave surfaced after they were accused by the parents of an 18-year-old of grooming their child by using “cult-like” and “psychologically manipulative behaviour” after the two met when Miller was 23 and the teen was 12.
A complaint was filed in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court on Tuesday (7 June) by Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle which claimed that Miller used “violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions and drugs to hold sway over” their daughter, activist Tokata Iron Eyes.
As it stands, the court has been unable to locate Miller, with Chase Iron Eyes telling The Los Angeles Times that he and the court “have no idea of knowing where Tokata and Ezra are to gain help from other jurisdictions”.
Ezra recently deactivated their verified Instagram account after posting a string of memes taunting authorities who have had difficulties locating them.
In a separate case, a mother and her 12-year-old child were granted a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller after they alleged that the actor acted inappropriatedly towards the young child.
Now, in a new report by Rolling Stone, a father in Hawaii has said that he is worried for his young children who are currently staying staying with their mother at Miller’s farm in Vermont, claiming that guns and cannabis are easily accessible to them.
The allegations against Miller follow on from two recent arrests in that occurred in Hawaii.
This is everything you need to know.
Who is Ezra Miller?
Miller is an American actor who uses they/them pronouns, born on 30 September 1992 in New Jersey to parents Marta Miller (née Koch) and Robert S. Miller.
In their youth, Miller got involved with opera in order to overcome a speech impediment, which naturally led to an interest in the arts and, eventually, a career in acting.
Talking to Movieline in 2010, Miller said: “I started by getting really into opera when I was like six, and through a strange connection to my mother, who’s a modern dancer, I started doing this opera, which was called White Raven at Lincoln Centre.
“After that I was sort of trained as a singer, and I started singing with the Metropolitan Opera.
“I was doing seasons with that and getting this taste for art and performance, just noting that I wanted to do that with different contexts in my life.
“Then film just sort of naturally evolved from theatre and musical theatre and the opera thing. When I found film, it was like, “Of course!” It was this very intense realisation that this is perhaps the most powerful, honed context that I’ve found.”
Miller attended Rockland Country Day School and the Hudson School, however dropped out at the age of 16 following the release of their first film Afterschool in 2008.
Throughout the course of their career, Miller has appeared in a variety of roles that you may recognise them from.
Many will know Miller from the 2011 film We Need to Talk About Kevin, starring opposite Tilda Swinton (The French Dispatch, What If?) and John C Reilly (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, Step Brothers).
They also starred in the film adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower with Logan Lerman (Fury, Percy Jackson) and Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast).
Miller joined the world of Harry Potter in the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as Credence Barebone, a role which they reprised in the subsequent films Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) and Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore(2022).
They also stepped into the role of Barry Allen, a.k.a the Flash, in the extended DC comics universe, first appearing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. Miller’s character starred as a lead in the 2017 film Justice League.
Miller is set to appear as the Flash once again in the standalone film The Flash, due to be released in 2023.
Other on screen roles you may recognise Miller from include City Island, Beware the Gonzo, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Trainwreck, Californication, Royal Pains, The Stand and Invincible.
Who is Tokata Iron Eyes?
Tokata Iron Eyes is an 18-year-old activist and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
Iron Eyes garnered media attention when she was 12, when a campaign video of her in 2016 went viral. As a youth leader of Rezpect Our Water, she helped lead a Standing Rock Youth campaign calling for action against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
She is the daughter of Chase Iron Eyes, activist, attorney and politician, and Dr Sara Jumping Eagle, a paediatrician and environmental activist.
In an interview for Youth to Power in 2020, Iron Eyes said: “I got started with activism when I was nine; it was the first time I ever spoke in public. Before that, activism was really just about being raised within my indigenous culture and being taught outside the Western education system about what was important.
“Recognising nature and my relationship and responsibility to it. And it was inherent when I was little that other people didn’t think the same.”
When Iron Eyes was nine, she testified against a uranium mine in the sacred Black Hills,
In 2019, Iron Eyes met with youth climate activist Greta Thunberg at George Washington University and, in October that year, the two held multiple rallies together in North and South Dakota.
She featured in an episode of the Disney+ show Marvel’s Hero Project as Thrilling Tokata in January 2020.
Chatting to Assembly about starring in Marvel’s Hero Project Iron Eyes said: “It was really cool. It gives me a lot of strength and happiness to recognise that another young Indigenous woman or another young Indigenous kid can now look at me and as sort of a personified version of themselves doing really incredible things.
“And it does make me entirely happy to know that that’s something that’s physically portrayed in a comic book that people can feel and that people can look at and know that it’s real. Because it is.”
What did Tokata Iron Eyes’ parents accused Ezra Miller of?
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Ezra is said to have met Iron Eyes in 2016, when the actor was 23 and Iron Eyes was 12, at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.
Iron Eyes’ parents have said that environmental activist and Ezra then went on to develop a friendship which they believed was consistent with a “pattern of corrupting a minor”.
Her parents said that Miller flew her to London in 2017 to visit them in the studio where Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themwas filmed. They claimed that Ezra supplied Iron Eyes, 14 at the time, with alcohol, cannabis and LSD.
Iron Eyes’ parents also said that Miller influenced her in dropping out of her private schooling institute in Massachusetts in December 2021.
Her parents said that they travelled to Miller’s home in Vermont in January in order to get their child and found that she did not have her bank card, car keys, driver’s licence or any other items she might need in order to go about her life independently.
They also alleged that Iron Eyes had bruises on her body, which they attributed to Miller.
Speaking to Last Real Indians, Iron Eyes’ uncle, Chief Bear Cross, said: “Ezra Miller groomed my niece, Tokata. All I want is my niece to come home to her family, her cousins and siblings miss her and they want her away from Ezra.”
Not long after Iron Eyes was taken home, her parents said that she left for NYC in order to reunite with Miller and, from there, the two have been travelling together to Vermont, Hawaii and Los Angeles.
TMZ reportedly obtained a video of the two in a club together in Hawaii. Whilst in Hawaii, Miller was arrested on a number of occasions.
The court documents filed by Iron Eyes’ parents states that Miller displays “cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling behaviour” and that “Ezra uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Takota”.
A hearing has been scheduled for 12 July, and a judge has signed the request for a protective order which mandates that Miller cannot have contact with Iron Eyes, or their parents, or come within 100 yards of their residence.
However, it was noted that the court “cannot locate or serve” the order to Miller due to the fact that the actor and Iron Eyes’ location is currently unknown.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, Iron Eyes’ father, Chase Iron Eyes, said: “They move around so much [that] we’re stuck in this legal limbo situatin, and we can’t serve them in any place they’re in long enough.”
He added: “They’ve been flighty. They’re been avoiding service, and now there’s public pressure mounting on them to make a decision, which makes us very concerned about Ezra’s volatile nature.
“We’re working very hard to get this order enforced wherever they are.”
What has Tokata Iron Eyes said?
On Monday (6 June), an Instagram account reportedly belonging to Iron Eyes recently posted in defence of Miller, seemingly speaking out against her family’s concerns.
The statement, in full, read: “I’d like to make a statement to acknowledge the tragedy that is the narrative of the general public and the assumptions made on my behalf by my family and friends regarding my stability and otherwise.
“I dropped out of bard five months ago, my friend and comrade William passed shortly there after, my mind was incredibly impacted and I’ve needed space and time for the processing of grief. My comrade Ezra Miller for the entirety of the aforementioned era has only provided loving support and invaluable protection throughout this period of loss.
“I am in no way, or under any circumstance have ever been during my short lived adulthood, in need of a conservatorship.
“My father and his allegations hold no weight and are frankly transphobic and based in the notion that I am somehow incapable of coherent thought or opposing opinions to those of my own kindred worrying about my well being. I am now aware of the severity of emotional and psychological manipulation I was made to endure while in my parents home.
“I am an adult and I deserve to feel authority in my own body. I am tired of wondering whether or not cops will show up to section me on a daily basis. I have decided upon a therapist and am excited to now engage in a conversation with a mental health professional about my anxiety and probable depression.
“It is no ones business, my choices are my own, and as to the nature of police intervention in my “case” it is unnecessary and it is a waste of time and resource.
“This bout of blatant betrayal and toxicity my parents and others have chosen to punish me with has been desperately embarrassing and traumatically life altering. Relationships in my life have been grossly affected, some detrimentally so.
“This behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be called out.”
In a video, Iron Eyes also defended Miller, saying: “It’s nobody’s business and nobody is owed a story or outcome.
“This is my life and these are my decisions and I’m disappointed in my parents and the press - in every way.”
On Thursday (16 June), the account posted again to maintain Millers innocence, posting a screenshot that allegedly shows correspondence between Iron Eyes and their parents.
The caption says: “This is the way my parents have threatened me, in attempts to manipulate my movements and assert their narrative to the public. Using ceremony and native religious teachings to guilt me into returning to their dysfunctional household. This is not what our medicine is for. Ezra is innocent.”
What did Ezra Miller say on Instagram?
Prior to Miller’s verified account being deleted, memes were reportedly posted to their Instagram account, with messages claiming to be in “another universe” and “another dimension”, and that they were being “shielded from negative people & their ill intent”.
It’s unclear at this moment whether Miller themselves deleted the account or if Instagram removed it.
What are the accusations with the 12-year-old?
In Massachusettes, Miller has been accused by a 12-year-old non binary child, their mother and a neighbour who was present of inappropriate behaviour that took place in February, when the child was 11.
Talking to the Daily Beast, the trio state that Miller was present downstairs in neighbour’s home in Greenfield.
The neighbour said: “[Miller] was wearing a bulletproof vest - and I had no idea until later that they were armed.”
During the meeting, tensions started running high, with the neighbour claiming that Miller showed them a gun inside of their jacket.
Miller then turned their attention towards the young child and allegedly told the mother: “I’ve talked extensively with your child, and they have a lot of power to them. At one point, you’re going to realise that you don’t have any control over them any more.
“They’re an elevated being, and they would be lucky to have someone like me guide them.”
Talking to the news outlet, the child said: “[Miller] automatically were just weirdly drawn to me and kept talking about how they love my outfit and love my style, and kept going on and on about how it was great.
“It was really uncomfortable. I was really nervous. I was scared to be around them after he’d yelled at my mother and she was crying.”
In April, both child and the mother claimed that Miller made them uncomfortable by hugging them and pressing their body use close against them.
What’s going on at Ezra Miller’s farm in Vermont?
According to a report from Rolling Stone, which spoke to both mother and father plus two sources with “knowledge of the situation”, the 25-year-old woman is currently living at Miller’s farm in Vermont with her three children who range from one to five years old.
The woman told the magazine that Miller had “helped” her leave what she described as an “abusive ex” and expressed her thanks for providing a “safe environment”.
She said that the farm “has been a healing haven for us”.
Video footage from April that has been reviewed by Rolling Stone reportedly showed “at least eight assault weapons, rifles, and handguns lying around the living room, with some weapons propped up next to a pile of stuffed animals”.
The father told the outlet: “I got a bad feeling in my stomach. I do want to go get my kids, they mean the f**king world to me.”
He claimed that Miller paid to fly the woman and her children out to Vermont after reportedly meeting them in Hawaii earlier this year.
The mother said that Miller “may have firearms for self-defense purposes and they are stored in a part of the house that the children never go in... My children are able to relax more into their healing because of the safety and nurturing Ezra has been providing for them”.
Court records obtained by Rolling Stone showed that the mother pursued a domestic abuse case against the father in 2021, however it was terminated when both parties failed to make a court appearance.