In the midst of a mounting array of legal issues and accusations of irrational behaviour, The flash actor Ezra Miller has broken their silence, stating that they are receiving counselling for “complex mental health challenges.” This comes amid a growing number of legal problems and claims of unpredictable behaviour.
The non-binary actor, who is 29 years old, issued an apology for any concern that they may have caused in a statement that was distributed to Variety on Tuesday and was delivered by a representative of the actor.
Miller is quoted as saying, “Having recently gone through a moment of severe stress, I now understand that I am suffering from significant mental health difficulties, and I have initiated continuing treatment.”
“I want to apologise to everyone that my previous actions have alarmed and upset. Please accept my sincere apologies. I am determined to put in the effort that is required of me in order to reach a point in my life that is productive, fulfilling, and healthy.
Miller’s ongoing role as The Flash in DC Comics’ superhero universe, including an upcoming leading role in the character’s first standalone film, has been overshadowed by allegations about their behaviour off-screen over the past two years. These allegations have been brought forward in the wake of Miller’s upcoming leading role in the character’s first standalone film.
Most recently, Miller was charged with felony burglary in Vermont last week, after state police investigated an incident in which numerous bottles of alcohol were allegedly stolen from a residence in Stamford in May. The incident took place in Vermont, while the home in question was located in Stamford.
Miller is scheduled to make an appearance on September 26 at the superior court of Vermont.
The actor was also arrested twice in Hawaii earlier this year, the first time being in March at a karaoke club for disorderly conduct and harassment, and the second time being less than a month later for assault in the second degree.
Miller was charged with harassment in the first instance, but the charge was dropped after he entered a plea of no contest to a single count of misdemeanour disorderly conduct and paid a fine of $500. In the second, Miller was let go without any charges being filed against him.
Native American activist Tokata Iron Eyes, who is 18 years old, had parents who sought a protective order against Miller earlier this year. The parents accused Miller in court of maintaining power over their child through “violence, intimidation, threat of violence, terror, psychosis, delusions, and drugs.” Recent statements made to Insider by Tokata Iron Eyes indicate that such charges are untrue.
The claims made against Miller have been a source of concern for Warner Bros. Discovery, which is the studio behind two massive properties, DC Comics films and the Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts, in both of which Miller plays a key role.
When the studio revealed earlier this month that it would be cancelling the nearly finished production of Batgirl but would continue production on The Flash, public criticism of the company increased.
According to Variety, a source with close ties to the studio stated that Warner Bros. was on board with Miller’s choice to seek the assistance of a professional.
The premiere date for The Flash is slated for June 23, 2023, and it will contain cameos from both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton in their respective roles as Batman.