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The Flash actor finally takes accountability and releases statement

After some controversial actions, Ezra Miller finally releases an apologetic statement
After some controversial actions, Ezra Miller finally releases an apologetic statement

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Ezra Miller, the actor behind The Flash and We Need to Talk About Kevin, has been down a rough road since 2020.

It started with video footage of the actor choking a woman before causing a riot in Hawaii.

From there, they have gotten into trouble for allegedly caring for a child, showing violence against a woman and her child, keeping a woman and her three children on their farm and breaking into a residence to steal alcohol.

While Miller was supposed to get papers at the time, the actor was off the radar.

They recently shared that they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues.”

The statement

Ezra Miller’s representative contacted several media outlets with a statement that reads:

“Having gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.”

“I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior.”

“I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage of my life.”

Read also: The Flash Star Exits Instagram After a Series of Seemingly Taunting Posts

Early efforts to get help

Miller’s decision on Monday comes after at least two months of people encouraging the actor to seek help.

Among those who have encouraged her are Miller’s longtime CAA agent, Warner Bros, and close associates, friends and family.

Variety speculates the tipping point came when the actor received a subpoena on Aug. 7 to appear on Sept. 26 in Vermont Supreme Court Criminal Division Bennington for burglary.

Read also: Warner Brothers Tipped to Part Ways with Ezra Miller After The Flash

The Flash

Ezra Miller has played Barry Allen/The Flash for DC since 2016’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, and they’ve since appeared in cameos for Suicide Squad, The Flash on CW, and Peacemaker.

Although the Flash solo movie is slated for next year, Miller’s antics ran into production problems.

However, despite the actor’s numerous altercations and actions in Hawaii, Iceland, Germany and Green Mountain State, the film was never seriously threatened.

Warner Bros executives were aware that they wouldn’t be able to release a $200 million film without its star, and they held talks with Miller and their reps for weeks, talking about a more “pro-active” mental health strategy for them.

“This isn’t about business,” said one executive regarding the company’s influence and Miller’s situation.

“It’s about a human being who is clearly in pain.”


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