Actor Ezra Miller has been arrested at a bar in Hilo, Hawaii. A police report released by the Hawaii Police Department on Twitter initially describes Miller as a “29-year-old man visiting from Vermont” and notes that the suspect was later identified as Miller, who uses they/them pronouns. Police came due to reports of a “disorderly patron” and found that Miller “became agitated while patrons at the bar began singing karaoke.”
The report goes on to say that 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 bar owner asked Miller to calm down several times to no avail.” The report concludes that “Miller was arrested and charged on both offenses and total bail was set at $500. He provided the bail and was released.”
This is not the first time Miller has been involved in an apparently violent incident. In April 2020, sources including Variety reported on a video of Miller choking a woman in Reykjavik, Iceland and throwing her to the ground. It was not clear at the time whether it was a stunt or had been staged, but Miller was escorted out and no further information about the story became available. Earlier this year, Miller posted a video on Instagram threatening members of the Beulaville chapter of the North Carolina Ku Klux Klan and advising them to “kill themselves with their own guns.”
Miller will next star in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, which opens in theaters on April 15th, reprising his role from the first two films in the Harry potter spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. He will also star in The Flash, set for release on June 23rd, 2023, portraying the title character, also known as Barry Allen, a role he has played in several other DC Extended Universe movies. He was featured in the clip for the winner of the Oscars Cheer Moment when The Flash enters the speed force in the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League.