After embarking on a months-long crime spree, actor Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts,Justice League, We Need to Talk About Kevin) has finally released a statement addressing the various allegations which have been made against them.
The 29-year-old, who is set to star in the upcoming superhero blockbuster The Flash, has announced they are beginning treatment for “complex mental health issues” and apologised to anyone “alarmed and upset” by their recent behaviour – which includes being charged with an alleged burglary in Vermont and two arrests in Hawaii for alleged assault. Miller has also been accused of grooming minors (causing two separate restraining orders to be filed against them), housing young children in unsafe conditions, choking a fan, and running a cult in Iceland. In their defence, their erratic behaviour hasn’t been all bad: earlier this year they sent a threatening Instagram message to the Klu Klux Klan.
“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,” Miller said in a statement provided to Variety. “I want to apologise to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behaviour. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
Miller’s statement has come amid a flurry of speculation over whether Warner Brothers will be forced to cancel the upcoming release of The Flash. According to Hollywood Reporter, bosses at the studio have been considering shelving the film entirely, which, given its $200 million budget, would be an unprecedented move. In light of this, Miller’s statementseems like an attempt at damage control. But given their bizarre and erratic behaviour, it hardly seems implausible that they have been experiencing mental health problems. Let’s hope they get the help they clearly need.