Actor Ezra Miller pleads guilty to misdemeanor in burglary case

Actor Ezra Miller, who plays The Flash in the DC comics universe, pleaded guilty to unlawful trespassing in a burglary case on Friday, avoiding jail time by agreeing to probation, a fine, and mental health treatment. 

Miller, 30, allegedly broke into a neighbor’s house in Vermont last May and stole several bottles of alcohol. He later claimed he thought he was just borrowing from a friend.

He could have gotten 25 years in jail on the original charges of burglary and petty larceny. Instead, he will have to pay a $500 fine and meet 41 separate conditions of probation, including random drug tests, sobriety, and mental health treatment.

“Ezra Miller pled guilty this morning to a misdemeanor unlawful trespass in Vermont Superior Court and accepted the conditions imposed by the court. Ezra would like to thank the court and the community for their trust and patience throughout this process, and would once again like to acknowledge the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their ongoing mental health,” Miller’s attorney told Variety.

A litany of accusations

Since 2022, Miller has been arrested several times, including for choking a woman in a bar in Iceland, and twice in Hawaii for unspecified behavior including resisting arrest and attacking police.

Before the most recent burglary arrest, Miller said, “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.”

“I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior,” Miller said. “I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”

Besides the burglary allegations and other arrests, Miller was accused by the parents of an 18-year-old indigenous activist of mistreating and brainwashing her. She denied the allegations and said that the relationship was positive and helpful, not abusive or controlling.

Even more

Miller was also suspected of involvement in the disappearance of a mother and three children who were living at his farm in Vermont. The mother and children have not been located, and Miller denies knowing their whereabouts.

Before their disappearance, the father of the children claimed they were unsafe. Miller and the woman claimed the father was abusive, but he denies those claims.

He was also accused of starting a cult in Iceland during COVID, and of having multiple polyamorous relationships with women. He was engaged in 2016, but the relationship ended and his fiancee said he was emotionally abusive and manipulative.

Reports from some who have been close to Miller said that he smokes marijuana frequently and has frequent outbursts of temper.

Miller’s career

Miller got his start as a queer actor in Perks of Being a Wallflower in 2012. He also played in the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in 2015. He portrayed The Flash in several DC movies between 2014 and the present.

The Flash, in which Miller plays the title character, is set to release in 2023.

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