‘The Flash’ star Ezra Miller says she is seeking treatment for ‘complex mental health issues’.
In a statement provided to Variety by a representative of the actor, Miller broke their silence about the disturbing behavior they have shown in recent years, which has led to a series of legal troubles and allegations of assault and abuse. Miller also apologized for their actions.
“Having recently gone through a period of intense crisis, I now understand that I suffer from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller says. “I want to apologize to everyone I have alarmed and upset about my past behavior. I am determined to do the necessary work to return to a healthy, safe and productive phase of my life.”
The controversial actor, who is non-binary and uses she and she pronouns, played DC Comics character Barry Allen in 2017’s “Justice League” and his 2021 counterpart, “Zack Snyder’s Justice League”. But their role in the comic book franchise has been overshadowed by their off-screen behavior, which has alarmed friends and associates of the actor, as well as Warner Bros., the studio behind “The Flash.”
Most recently, Miller was charged with felony burglary in Vermont after state police investigated an incident in which multiple bottles of alcohol were taken from a residence while the homeowners were not present. The actor made headlines in 2020 after a recording surfaced in which she appeared to be strangling a woman outside a bar in Iceland. No charges have been filed. The actor has been arrested twice in Hawaii this year, once for disorderly conduct and harassment. In the Hawaii incidents, Miller pleaded not one count of disorderly conduct and paid a $500 fine and $30 in court costs. The harassment charge was dismissed.
The series of scandals has snowballed into public relations not only for Miller, but also for Warner Bros. Discovery, which has hired the actor in two of his cornerstone franchises – DC Comics movies and the “Harry Potter” spin-off series “Fantastic Beasts.” A source close to the studio says Warner Bros. supports Miller’s decision to seek professional help.
“The Flash” will hit theaters on June 23, 2023 and will reportedly serve as a starring role in the studio’s DC Comics films, with Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton appearing as Batman.