Ezra Miller to apparently be dropped from Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe… but they’re still set to star in The Flash amid new allegations of grooming and brandishing a gun
- The actor is apparently out at the DCEU, Deadline reported on Saturday
- Warner Bros. still plans to release The Flash in some form with them starring
- Earlier this week, Miller faced harassment prevention order from a child and their mother
- It also comes amid accusations Miller ‘groomed’ and then ‘brainwashed’ a now 18-year-old from South Dakota
- The actor, who is nonbinary, reported brandished a gun during a February interaction
Warner Brothers and DC appear to be done with Ezra Miller, but they’re not completely parting ways with the troubled actor.
On Saturday, Deadline reported that Miller — who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns — had been dropped from further DC projects, though the studio is so far planning to release The Flash with them in the lead role.
The news that the studio is only partially cutting ties with the troubled 29-year-old actor comes after they were hit with a restraining order over claims that they rubbed up against a nonbinary 12 year-old and threatened the youngster’s mom with a gun after accusing her of cultural appropriation.
They’re out: Warner Bros. plans to still release The Flash with Ezra Miller, 29, starring in it, but they’re cutting ties with the actor after it comes out, Deadline reported on Saturday; seen in October 2021 in Paris
Miller likely won’t be in any future DC superhero films after the flash is released, though it’s unclear if the studio will try to steer clear of that character or just recast it.
The actor was being set up to help lead the DCEU after Ben Affleck stepped down from the role of Batman and the second Wonder Woman film underperformed and got poor reviews compared to earlier entries.
Robert Pattinson scored a hit with The Batman, but that film isn’t set in the main DCEU, and he’s unlikely to make an appearance.
The Flash is going to feature both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck returning as different versions of Batman, so Warner Bros. is likely loathe to scrap the film due to their high-profile participation.
Too valuable: According to a source for Deadline, Warner Bros. is loathe to replace Miller because there’s a ‘$200 million investment on the line’; still from The Flash
It’s possible that there may be no more trouble allegations or revelations about Miller’s conduct with children and teens, but either way, he’s likely finished at DC.
According to Deadline, ‘Sources said even if no more allegations surface, the studio won’t likely keep Miller in the Flash role in future DC films. That would mean replacing him in the future, but there is still a $200 million investment on the line with the first film and Warner Bros execs have to be cringing at each new press report.’
A source added that the situation was dire for the film studio, which has hundreds of millions of dollars riding on The Flash.
‘There is no winning in this for Warner Bros,’ they said. ‘This is an inherited problem for [President and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery David] Zaslav. The hope is that the scandal will remain at a low level before the movie is released, and hope for the best to turn out.’
Troubled star of The Flash Ezra Miller faces yet another accusation as he’s been given a restraining order against a non-binary Massachusetts 12-year-old for disturbing alleged behavior
Earlier this week, Miller was hit with a fresh restraining order over claims the star rubbed up against a non-binary 12 year-old and threatened the youngster’s mom with a gun after accusing her of cultural appropriation.
Miller faces a temporary harassment prevention order from the unidentified Massachusetts child and their mother over alleged inappropriate behavior.
They are said to have turned up to see the child and their mom in a bulletproof vest, and berated the mom for using the word ‘tribe’ to describe her friendship group, claiming it was an example of cultural appropriation.
The actor — whose current whereabouts are unknown — also took exception to them playing the board game Parcheesi and said it was steeped in Rastafarian culture.
Grilled by a Rastafarian woman present for further information, Miller is said to have opened up a piece of clothing to reveal a weapon before issuing a chilling threat.
The actor is further said to have pressed up against the non-binary child and even offered to buy horses so the youngster could visit Miller’s ranch in Vermont, spooking the child’s relatives.
The 29-year-old Miller, who identifies as queer and uses they/them pronouns, faces a temporary harassment prevention order from the child and their mother over alleged inappropriate behavior
Throughout the encounter, Miller is said to have had dilated pupils, leading to suspicions that the performer was under the influence of booze or drugs.
The latest drama also comes amid accusations Miller ‘groomed’ and then ‘brainwashed’ a now 18-year-old from South Dakota. It appears they expressed at the very least odd behavior toward the 12-year-old, including a promise to buy them several horses.
The performer has also deactivated their Instagram account after a series of posts that included an image that read ‘you cannot touch me I am in another universe’ among several confusing posts.
The Massachusetts case stems from early February, when Miller – who owns a ranch in Stamford, Vermont about 40 miles away from the family in question’s Greenfield home – was present at a neighbor’s residence, according to The Daily Beast., which corroborated the story using photos and texts sent by the mother and her neighbor.
The performer has also deactivated their Instagram account after a series of posts that included an image that read ‘you cannot touch me I am in another universe’ among several confusing posts
The neighbor said that not only was Miller armed but also wearing a bulletproof vest at the time, also noting that they may have been ‘under the influence’ due to their dilated pupils.
The mother apparently set Miller off when she casually brought up that she was traveling with ‘her tribe’ of people, which led them to become angry and said they were culturally appropriating from Indigenous people.
Even stranger, Miller then accused them of further appropriation when they began playing the board game Parcheesi, which Miller argued has Rastafarian roots.
‘At this point, Ezra explodes and started screaming directly into my face,’ the visiting neighbor said. ‘They said, ‘You don’t even know what the f**k you’re talking about. What did you say to me? What did you just say to me?!’
Miller then allegedly opened up a ‘big Sherpa jacket’ and showed off a visible gun, allegedly saying: ‘Talking like that could get you into a really serious situation.’
The Massachusetts case stems from early February, when Miller – who owns a ranch in Stamford, Vermont about 40 miles away from the family in question’s Greenfield home
The DC Universe star then turned to the mother, who dresses in the ‘Goth’ style, of being a witch and a vampire. They repeatedly yelled: ‘Do you want to drink my blood? Do you!?’
Perhaps most disturbingly, Miller spoke about the mother’s 12-year-old child: ‘I’ve talked extensively with your child, and they have a lot of power to them. At one point, you’re going to realize that you don’t have any control over them anymore. They’re an elevated being, and they would be lucky to have someone like me guide them.’
Miller then returned to the 12-year-old and told them to pursue fashion, asking that they add Miller on Instagram.
‘They 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,’ the child said. ‘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.’
Miller then apologized but continued to bother the family in the months that followed, as recently as June 4 when they showed up dressed as a cowboy.
On multiple occasions, Miller made the 12-year-old uncomfortable, including the promise to purchase a horse for them, but also by hugging and pressing their body closely against them.
They said that once they bought the horses they could visit Miller’s farm and care for them.
They said they haven’t seen nor heard from Miller since the incident with the 18-year-old in South Dakota.
The actor also allegedly tried to get into bed with Tokata Iron Eyes – a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe – during a trip to London when she was just 14, we can also reveal.
Anguished mother Dr. Sara Jumping Eagle said she and lawyer husband Chase Iron Eyes now have ‘no idea’ where 18-year-old Tokata is – after lodging legal papers for a protection order against Miller, 29, on behalf of their activist daughter.
The mom says she last saw Tokata in Santa Monica on May 29 in a harrowing street encounter after she and Chase flew from their home in North Dakota following a tip that the teen was in California with the Flash star.
Miller and Tokata jumped in a taxi after being confronted and sped off, she said.
Unable to hold back tears, Sara told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview: ‘I would say to her now what I said to her then as she was going down the road away from me.
‘I love you and that I want you to be safe.’
Ezra Miller, 29, has been accused of ‘grooming’ and ‘brainwashing’ Tokata Iron Eyes, 18, who is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. They are pictured together in a car
Tokata’s parents Chase (right) and Sara (left) have lodged legal papers in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, North Dakota, against the actor. Sara told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview: ‘I am fearing for her safety’
The star ‘established contact with Tokata Iron Eyes under the pretense’ of helping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during a movement to stop an underground oil pipeline. Tokata, her father and Ezra are pictured in December 2021 when the actor came to visit
Sara, a pediatrician, faltered before continuing: ‘I would also say, you don’t deserve to be in a toxic relationship where you are not being protected.
‘You are beautiful and amazing. You are a shining light. You should just be allowed to be yourself.’
She said Tokata was like a ‘zombie’ and ‘very, very thin’ when she last saw her.
Chase, 44, and Sara have lodged legal papers in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court in North Dakota, which contain startling allegations against the troubled star. A hearing is set for next month.
The parents claim in a lawsuit that the actor plied their underage daughter with drugs including LSD and disrupted her Massachusetts private schooling to such an extent that she dropped out from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in December.
When they flew to Miller’s home in Stamford, Vermont, in January to retrieve Tokata, they allegedly found bruises on her body and she no longer had a driver license, car keys or a bank card.
And when the teenager was returned to her parents’ home, she fled again to New York to reunite with Miller and they have since allegedly been traveling together to Vermont, Hawaii and Los Angeles.
Mom Sara told DailyMail.com: ‘During this entire time since then we have only been able to talk to Tokata three times, on the phone.
‘Two of those times Ezra interrupted and I could also hear him in the background – so we weren’t able to freely have a discussion.
‘Ezra has control over Tokata’s Instagram account, which is really the only way I have been able to send her messages. She barely replied, and sometimes I couldn’t tell if it was Tokata or Ezra replying.
‘Ezra was isolating Tokata from family and friends. And then brainwashing her. She is still with him. I don’t know where. When I tried to talk to her they jumped in a car and took off. We have no idea of their location.
‘I am fearing for her safety.’
The lawsuit is the latest legal case involving the star, who was arrested in Hawaii in April for allegedly throwing a chair at a woman’s head after refusing to leave her home, weeks after another arrest for spitting in someone’s face in a bar during a game of darts.
The most serious allegations over Tokata by Chase, a former Democratic House candidate for North Dakota, and his wife, can be revealed in detail for the first time by DailyMail.com.
Excerpts from the lawsuit filed in the Standing Rock Tribal Court make shocking allegations against Miller, including that they tried to climb into bed with Takota when they was 25 and she was just 14
They begin their lawsuit saying Miller is ‘currently physically and emotionally abusing Tokata Iron Eyes (18), psychologically manipulating, physically intimidating and endangering’ her safety and welfare.
This is ‘while perpetuating intimate partner violence upon’ their daughter ‘after having groomed Tokata since 2016 when she was 12 years old.’
They also alleged Miller ‘uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata’.
The star ‘established contact with Tokata Iron Eyes under the pretense’ of helping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during a movement to stop an underground oil pipeline in 2016,’ they say.
Miller, who identifies as non-binary and queer and uses the pronouns they/them, would likely have been filming Justice League at the time, where one of the sets was located in Illinois.
He took ‘an immediate and apparently innocent liking’ to Tokata and ‘began to formulate relations,’ the papers continue.
The star flew her with other Standing Rock tribal members to London to tour the Harry Potter movie studio in December 2017 – when they ‘attempted to sleep in the same bed at Tokata, who was 14 years old at the time. Miller was 25 years old at the time,’ her parents’ lawsuit alleges. Miller had appeared in the 2016 Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
‘Ezra was prevented from sleeping in the same bed with Tokata at that time by a chaperone who can attest to this as the witness lives on the Standing Rock reservation… Tokata’s parents learned of this episode in June 2022.
‘Tokata had read all the available Harry Potter books and was/is enamored by the fantasy/celebrity of Ezra Miller at all times during her still formative years as a young adolescent. Ezra has recently and violently abused Tokata’s vulnerability and trust,’ Chase and Sara say.
Tokata’s mother Sara tweeted about the alleged abuse her daughter is facing at the hands of Ezra Miller
Miller identifies as non-binary and queer and uses the pronouns they/them. Court papers say they used the same pronouns for Tokata
Miller, a non-binary actor, played The Flash in the DC Cinematic Universe
Tokata (pictured in 2018) met the Flash star when she was just 12 years old
The couple say in the papers that their daughter had been traveling with Miller and friends around California and Louisiana and they arrived back in the New York area in late January this year.
It was there Miller ‘reportedly gave Tokata an unknown dose of LSD… after drugging Tokata into an incapacitated state’ she was then ‘carted back to Ezra’s farm’ in Vermont.
‘Her mental state deteriorated rapidly to the point that Ezra Miller and the houseguests at Ezra Miller’s property finally decided to call Tokata’s parents,’ the papers allege.
‘Tokata had been screaming so much after Ezra gave her LSD, that she lost her voice.’
Miller also obsessed about the KKK because they believed the hate group had burned down a friend’s house in North Carolina, the papers continue.
He ‘transported an unknown supply of firearms and ammunition from Vermont to North Carolina for a potential confrontation with the KKK.
‘Tokata is compelled to go along and she is subjected to heightened anxiety, impending violence, firearms, drugs use and overbearing fear of this armed situation. To this day Tokata is paranoid about the KKK surveilling them, tracking them and generally being a target of the KKK.’
The pair flew to Vermont in January and got their ‘incapacitated’ daughter back home to North Dakota.
‘Tokata did not have and did not know the whereabouts of her bank card, driver license, Standing Rock tribal identification, passport, most of her clothing, car keys and any other items needed for her to navigate life on her own,’ says the filing.
Tokata spent ‘the next three weeks detoxifying from whatever drugs were used with Ezra Miller during the preceding time frame, at the very least cannabis, alcohol, LSD,’ the parents say.
‘It wasn’t until ten days went by that Tokata’s parents felt Tokata would be able to function in some capacity on her own.’
Tokata’s parents got her replacement ID. But in February the teenager reunited with Miller after telling them she was going to stay with a friend in Brooklyn, New York.
The pair were then spotted in Los Angeles that month before heading to Hawaii where they stayed in March and April – and Miller caused more controversy with the chair incident. ‘There’s evidence that Miller was the subject of 10 different calls to Hawaii law enforcement,’ the papers allege.
Eventually the pair return to Miller’s Vermont home, where Bennington County Sheriff’s Department attempted to serve an order for substance abuse evaluation on Tokata, instigated by her father.
Deputies make three unsuccessful attempts to serve the notice in May. On the first, Miller ‘lies to law enforcement and falsely states’ the teenager is not at his home, the lawsuit says.
During that time, two ‘former friends’ of Miller saw him ‘using threats of violence, extreme yelling and aggressive outbursts’ at Tokata, the lawsuit alleges.
‘Ezra Miller aggressively got in her face calling her a ‘b****’ and asking her ‘what are you putting make up on for you f***ing b****; Ezra also called Tokata a ‘thieving b****’, ‘c*** b****’.’
The papers also allege Miller told Tokata they had a sex addiction and they eventually ‘convinced’ her to have sex with him in January this year to help ‘cure’ it. They continue: ‘Ezra’s behavior shows a pattern of sexually predatory behavior.’
Tokata dismissed her parents concerns in a post on social media, writing: ‘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’
Tokata was a prominent campaigner against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline and has appeared alongside Greta Thunberg to discuss climate concerns (pictured together in 2019)
Actress Shailene Woodley, Tokata and actor Mark Ruffalo are pictured together attending Stand With Standing Rock Benefit in New York City in December 2016
Tokata is pictured standing next to Leonardo DiCaprio during the People’s Climate March in 2017
Tokata is a well-known activist, pictured here with Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in September 2019
Sara told DailyMail.com: ‘In January, Ezra physically assaulted our daughter. We have photos of bruises. Initially we weren’t clear on what had happened because Ezra had given our daughter LSD and other drugs.
‘Our daughter was out of her mind at that point.’
Recounting the couple’s desperation, she continued: ‘My husband filed some orders in May and tried to get them served when we heard Tokata and Ezra were in Vermont.
‘Ezra lied and said Tokata wasn’t there. The cops tried to serve those papers three times. And then they took off – we heard they were in New York, then we heard they were in Oklahoma.
‘Then we heard through a friend of a friend of a friend they were in LA – and that Tokata had a black eye. Ezra wasn’t allowing her to eat sometimes, that she was like a zombie. So we got plane tickets and went out to Santa Monica and found a location and tried to talk to Tokata.
‘Ezra was actively interfering with me talking to Tokata and during that time she did have a mark above her eye and had some strange story about it. She is very, very thin.
‘And then she starred rambling about the KKK, pedophiles and medicine. We tried to get the police to come to talk to her and also to serve the orders requesting her to be evaluated.’
Sara accused Miller of being a danger not only to her daughter, but other young women.
‘We feel that Ezra keeps being allowed to hurt people, has no accountability. We are concerned for our daughter’s safety as his behavior keeps escalating. And that our daughter is there while the behavior is escalating,’ she said.
‘It is clear from more people we talk to that Ezra is targeting vulnerable young women. It seems that the pattern is to move on to the next one, but some of these women keep coming back, even though they have been at least emotionally abused.’
Of their fight for Tokata, she added: ‘She is going to need to heal. It’s going to take some time.’
Tokata dismissed her parents concerns in a post on social media, writing: ‘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.’
Ezra Miller’s hell year: From two arrests in Hawaii to sharing a cryptic message to the KKK
January 2022: Threatens the Ku Klux Klan
Miller started off their year by posting a now-deleted video on Instagram threatening members of the KKK in North Carolina.
March 2022: First arrest in Hawaii
Miller was arrested in a Hilo, Hawaii, karaoke bar after reportedly harassing patrons with belligerent behavior.
The actor also allegedly hurled obscenities at a woman singing and attempted to take the microphone.
Miller also reported lunged at a 32-year-old man who was playing darts.
April 2022: Second arrest in Hawaii
Miller was arrested against after reportedly hurling a chair at a 26-year-old woman after becoming irritated.
Authorities said Miller became irate after they were asked to leave a gathering at a residence and threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old woman on the forehead.
They were arrested 20 minutes after the attack during a traffic stop and later released.