A Massachusetts mother was last week issued a protective order against actor Ezra Miller on behalf of her 12-year-old child.
It’s the second protective order issued this month against Miller, who is known for playing the title character in “The Flash” on The CW and starring in three “Fantastic Beasts” movies.
The Temporary Harassment Prevention Order issued by the Greenfield District Court makes no charges against Miller, NBC News reported, However, it was issued “without advance notice because the court determined that there was a substantial likelihood of an immediate threat of harassment.”
The Massachusetts protective order stems from a series of encounters between Miller and three Greenfield residents: a 12-year-old, his mother, and a slain neighbor, according to reports from the daily beast,
The first encounter occurred on February 2, when Miller reportedly went downstairs to the mother and child at a neighbor’s house, The Daily Beast reported. Miller reportedly owns a ranch in Stamford, Vermont, about 40 miles from Greenfield.
The neighbor downstairs is reportedly in a band with one of Miller’s friends. As The Daily Beast reports, while speaking with Miller, the child’s mother mentioned some recent visits with people from “her clan,” to which Miller responded with accusations of cultural appropriation.
Tensions continued to mount when Miller claimed that the board game was rooted in Parcheesi Rastafarian culture. As The Daily Beast reports, the visiting neighbor inquired about the claim from Miller, who responded with a shout to the man’s face. Miller reportedly opened his jacket to reveal a gun and said “talking like that can put you in a really serious situation.”
Miller, who uses the pronoun who/them and identifies as non-binary, then shifts the focus to the child, who also identifies as non-binary. Miller reportedly told the child’s mother, “They would be lucky to have someone like me to guide them.” As The Daily Beast reports, the actor continued to “suffer” the baby with praise and urged him to pursue a career in fashion. The mother and visiting neighbor told the site they believed Miller was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
Miller apologized, but there were more encounters throughout the spring. At one point, Miller reportedly made the child uncomfortable by hugging her too closely. The actor apparently stopped contacting the Greenfield family after news broke of another protective order against Miller – this was issued by a North Dakota court.
There, lawyer and activist Chase Iron Eyes and his wife Sarah Jumping Eagle petitioned a court to protect their child, 18-year-old Tocata Iron Eyes, according to bismarck tribune, Iron Eyes’ parents accused Miller of “psychologically molesting, physically intimidating, and endangering the safety and well-being” of their child. The Standing Rock Sioux tribal court approved the interim order, but has been unable to locate or serve Miller.
Miller and Iron Eyes first met in 2016, when the actor traveled to North Dakota to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tribune, While the relationship between Iron Eyes and Miller appeared innocent at first, he began to display “cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling behavior” toward Iron Eyes, according to the family’s plea.
Miller has had other run-ins with law enforcement. Earlier this year, Miller was arrested at a karaoke bar in Hilo, Hawaii, Associated Press informed of, Miller reportedly became angry after someone at the bar decided to sing the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper song “Shallow”. They allegedly grabbed the microphone, shouted obscenely and attacked anyone playing darts. Miller made 10 police calls in Hilo in March.
In April, Miller was arrested again in Hawaii. This time he was charged with assault and accused of throwing a chair at a woman new York Times, Miller was reportedly asked to leave a private gathering, which angered him. He then allegedly threw the chair, leaving a half-inch cut on the forehead of a woman.
Last week, Miller deactivated his verified Instagram account, Los Angeles Times informed of.
While Miller has appeared in several DC Comics films as The Flash, the first film focused entirely on the character, tentatively planned for next summer. Although filming has ended, studio executives are debating how to handle Miller’s off-screen troubles, notified deadline, It’s unlikely that Miller will continue to play the character going forward.
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