Following a reported multi-week rampage that resulted in their initial arrest, The Flash and Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller has now been arrested for and charged with second-degree assault.
This second arrest was first reported on April 19th when the official Hawaii Police Department Twitter account, as per their apparent standard operating procedure, tweeted out the announcement that Miller had been “Arrested for Assault in Pāhoa”.
According to a media release provided by the Hawaii Police Department (HPD), Miller was arrested “shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022” after “Puna patrol officers responded to a report of an assault that occurred at a get together at a private residence in the Leilani Estates subdivision in lower Puna.”
“During the course of their investigation,” the release continued, “police determined that the individual, later identified as Ezra Miller, became irate after being asked to leave and reportedly threw a chair, striking a 26-year-old female on the forehead, resulting in an approximate half-inch cut.”
Noting that “the female victim refused treatment for her injury,” the HPD then confirmed that “Miller, who identifies as they/them, was subsequently arrested at 1:30 a.m. for Assault in the second degree after being located on the roadway during a traffic stop at the intersection of Highway 130 and Kukula Street in Kea‘au.”
“After conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, at 4:05 a.m. on Tuesday morning Miller was released pending further investigation,” the law enforcement agency concluded. “This is an active investigation.”
As noted above, this arrest comes just a little over a month after the actor’s now notorious rampage across the islands.
Miller’s uncouth behavior first came to light on March 19th when the actor received a traffic violation after police found the Fantastic Beasts star intoxicated and blocking a sidewalk, at which time the actor reportedly became “uncooperative and refused to leave the area.”
A few nights later on March 27th, the actor “was arrested and charged for disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at a bar in Hilo,” after “South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of disorderly patron at a bar on Silva Street” and “determined that the man, later identified as Ezra Miller, became agitated while patrons at the bar began singing karaoke.”
“Miller began yelling obscenities and at one point grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke (disorderly conduct offense) and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts (harassment offense),” the HPD wrote in a statement published to Facebook on March 28th. “The bar owner asked Miller to calm down several times to no avail. Miller was arrested and charged on both offenses and total bail was set at $500. He provided the bail and was released.”
This arrest would not deter the actor from getting out of control, as just hours after making bail, the actor would be escorted from a Hilo hotel property after allegedly bursting into a couple’s bedroom, threatening them, and stealing various items such as wallets and passports.
“On 3/28/22 [Miller] burst into the bedroom of the Petitioners and threatened [redacted] saying ‘I will burry you and your slut wife [redacted],” reads a restraining order petition filed by the couple against Miller and obtained by news outlet Radar. “[Miller] stole the passport…and wallet which included ss card, driver license, bank cards, among other things of [redacted].”
Despite these transgressions against them, the couple has since dropped their petition, though neither they nor their attorney have commented as to why.
After HPD escorted Miller from the home, Hawaii Police Assistant Chief Kenneth Quiocho reportedly informed the Associated Press that Miller “has been the source of police calls in Hilo 10 times since March 7,” with offenses ranging from “filming people at a gas station, refusing to leave the sidewalk area of a restaurant and arguing with people.”
These Hawaii incidents are far from the first time Miller has had a run-in with the law due to his violent behavior.
In 2020, Miller was caught on video choking and wrestling a woman to the ground outside of an Iceland pub. Though this moment went viral and Miller was escorted off the premises by staff, he was not charged for the incident.
According to an inside source who spoke to Rolling Stone, as a result of these Hawaiian incidents, an emergency meeting recently held among Warner Bros. and DC higher-ups reached the consensus “to hit pause on any future projects involving Miller including possible appearances in the DC Extended Universe.”
Rolling Stone added that WB currently is holding off on any decisions regarding their tent pole superhero films – including The Flash – until their merger with Discovery closes so they can pass the buck on this issue to the resulting WarnerDiscovery entity.
As of writing, Warner Bros. has not publicly spoken as to Miller’s future with the studio.
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