The ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ star, who is non-binary and uses the pronouns them and them, recently announced that they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues” following a series of arrests and charges of abusing, assaulting and grooming a teenager, among other crimes.
Miller’s downward spiral reportedly began on the heels of their parents’ divorce in 2019, according to Vanity Fair, which spoke to a dozen people in Miller’s orbit for the story published Sunday.
“Ezra only started panicking and losing control in public after this happened,” said an unnamed friend of Miller’s, whose reps have denied the claim. “The Iceland incident happened and then it just kept coming and going.”
In 2020, a disturbing video of Miller seems to suffocate a woman outside, an Icelandic bar surfaced on the internet, triggering the start of their growing personal and legal troubles.
At the time, Miller was reportedly advised by a spiritual advisor named Jasper Young Bear, who believed Miller was the “next Messiah and that the Freemasons were sending demons” to kill the actor. Sources said the actor has taken to referring to himself “alternately as Jesus and the devil.”
Miller’s role in the upcoming DC movie “The Flash,” which is still ready to release next year despite the controversies swirling around his star, apparently plays a role in their myth-making with a source claiming the actor claims the superhero is “the one who brings the multiverses together like Jesus.”
Miller reportedly embraced these beliefs and spread them among a group of young followers.
“[They’d] talk about the metaverse and medicine and how they are the Messiah and what [their] the work is there,” a source told the outlet. “They say their spiritual practice is to be among the people – which means partying. So when he was in Iceland, he was going out all the time. [Their] his favorites were raves, where he would bender for two or three days straight.
Tokata Iron Eyes, an 18-year-old Indigenous activist, would play a central role in Miller’s teachings with their union meant to “bring about the apocalypse”, according to a source. The teenager’s parents, however, accused Miller of physical and verbal abuse, as well as grooming the minor – the allegations by Iron Eyes strongly denied – resulting in a protective order against the actor.
Although Miller has no Native American ancestry, they claim to be “some kind of messiah, and they’re going to lead an indigenous revolution,” Jumping Eagle, Iron Eyes’ mother, told Vanity Fair.
Elsewhere in the Vanity Fair article, Miller is accused of harboring followers and friends at their Vermont farm under dangerous and bizarre circumstances. The property is said to have an altar adorned with “bullets, weeds, sage and Flash figures”.
“Often he makes women put their cell phones on the altar when they enter, and other offerings,” a friend of the actor told the outlet, describing the dynamic as a “patriarchal dictatorship.” .
Miller is accused of controlling a “court harem” of mostly young women on the farm, where the star allegedly “played them against each other, yelled at them, belittled them in front of others”.
While most of the actor’s legal issues have been resolved ― Vanity Fair reports that many of Miller’s alleged victims have received monetary settlements and signed NDAs ― Miller is due in court next month for arraignment for heist. The actor was arrested for allegedly stealing liquor from a Vermont residence in May, which Miller’s representatives say was a misunderstanding about borrowing rice wine from a supposed friend for a recipe.
In a statement released in August, Miller described this recent period in their lives as a time of “intense crisis.”
“I want to apologize to anyone I have alarmed and upset about my past behavior,” the statement read. “I am committed to doing the work necessary to return to a healthy, safe and productive stage of my life.”