Actor Ezra Miller arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros.’ ‘Justice League’. Pictures at the Dolby Theater on November 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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Ezra Miller accepted a plea deal on Friday to avoid jail time related to a May 2022 incident in which they allegedly stole alcohol from a neighbor in Vermont.
The “The Flash” actor pleaded not guilty to those charges in October, which could have carried a maximum sentence of 25 years.
Under the agreement, Miller agreed to plead guilty to unlawful trespass, a misdemeanor, and will serve one year’s probation and pay a $500 fine. Their sentence of approximately 90 days is accompanied by a one-year reprieve pending probation. As part of the deal, Miller agreed to abstain from alcohol and to continue his rehab efforts centered around his mental health treatment.
“Ezra would like to thank the court and the community for their trust and patience throughout this process, and would like to acknowledge once again the love and support they have received from family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their continued mental health,” attorney Lisa Shelkrot said in a statement on behalf of Miller.
Miller has made headlines in recent years following a series of disturbing behavior and allegations of misconduct.
The first incident took place in 2020 after a video surfaced showing them appearing to violently choke a fan. The incidents of impropriety escalated in 2022 when they were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar in Hawaii.
Shortly after, Miller was arrested again after an altercation in which they were accused of throwing a chair and injuring a woman. Additionally, there were grooming charges against Miller.
Warner Bros., the studio behind ‘The Flash,’ had remained silent during Miller’s assault arrests in early 2022. Yet sources within the company reportedly say emergency meetings were held last April. to discuss their controversies and how the studio would proceed going forward. At that time, it was determined that the film would remain on the slate, but Warner Bros. would put future projects involving the actor on hold. “The Flash” is slated for a June 16 release.
Miller has been associated with the DCEU since the release of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in 2016 and has been a key part of the Warner Bros..-produces the “Fantastic Beasts” film series, which has two more films to film.
Either way, the DCEU is in flux, as James Gunn and Peter Safran have taken on the leadership of projects associated with the superhero universe. The duo are expected to announce their official plans for the future in early 2023.
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