NEW YORK (AP) — After a series of arrests and erratic behavior that stretched from Hawaii to Vermont, “Flash” actor Ezra Miller said he has entered treatment for “complicated mental health issues.”
Miller, 29, who identifies as non-binary, released a statement Monday night. On September 26, he is due to appear for arraignment in Vermont Superior Court after being cited for felony theft in Stamford, Vermont. Authorities said last week that Miller had removed several bottles of alcohol from a residence while the owners were away.
“Having recently been through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering from complicated mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” Miller said in a statement. “I want to apologize to everyone I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the work necessary to return to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
Miller was arrested twice earlier this year in Hawaii, including for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar. The second incident was for second degree assault.
The parents of 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes, a Native American activist, earlier this year filed a protective order against Miller, accusing the actor of manipulating their daughter and other inappropriate behavior with her when she was a minor, from the 12 years. Tokata Iron Eyes has refuted that.
Miller’s representatives have not responded to requests for comment about those allegations or prior arrests.
Miller’s personal problems have been a particularly pressing issue for Warner Bros. and DC Films. After appearing in several “Justice League” films as the Flash, Miller is starring in an upcoming independent film about the speedy superhero set for release next summer. Principal photography for “The Flash” was completed last year. Warner Bros. CEO David Zaslav has said the studio is committed to releasing the film.