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The Flash’s Ezra Miller arrested again for second degree assault in Hawaii

By Christian Imperio Published Apr 20, 2022 9:59 am

The Flash actor Ezra Miller has reportedly been arrested again for second degree assault in Hawaii, barely a month after the Fantastic Beasts star was arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment.

According to the Hawaii Police Department, the 29-year-old actor, who identifies as they/them, was arrested on Wednesday (Manila time) following an incident at a residence in Pāhoa.

Authorities said that Puna patrol officers responded to a report of an assault that happened during a get together at a private residence in the Leilani Estates subdivision in lower Puna.

The individual, who was later identified as Miller, reportedly became irate after being asked to leave. The actor reportedly threw a chair, hitting a 26-year-old female on the forehead and resulting in an approximate half-inch cut.

The report furthered that Miller was later arrested for second degree assault at the intersection of Highway 130 and Kukula Street in Kea‘au.

“After conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, at 4:05 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Miller was released pending further investigation. This is an active investigation,” police said.

The Hawaii Police Department previously reported that the actor, known for playing the titular role in DC’s Justice League films, became agitated while patrons at a bar in Hilo began singing karaoke.

Miller reportedly started yelling obscenities and at one point grabbed the microphone from a woman singing karaoke and later lunged at another man playing darts.

The bar owner reportedly asked the actor to calm down several times, but to no avail. Miller was later arrested and charged for disorderly conduct and harassment, but was released on bail after paying $500.

Apart from this, a report from Rolling Stone said that a couple also filed a temporary restraining order against Miller after the actor, who was staying with them, allegedly broke into their apartment and threatened to kill them.

The alleged incident happened right after Miller posted bail following his arrest.

Citing court documents obtained by Rolling Stone, the actor was quoted saying “I will burn you and your slut wife.”

Additionally, Miller is also reportedly accused of “stealing a passport and a wallet." Two years before this incident, Miller also appeared in a viral video which showed the actor apparently choking a woman at a bar in Iceland.

Prior to Miller’s latest arrest, Rolling Stone earlier reported that the string of incidents involving the actor prompted Warner Bros. and DC executives to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the actor’s future with the studio.

Although there is no final decision yet, a “knowledgeable source” said that the executives’ consensus is to “hit pause on any future projects involving Miller including possible appearances in the DC Extended Universe.”

However, a report from IGN said that a source with the studio has “rebuked” Rolling Stone’s report, saying that no such emergency meeting took place and dismissing the claims as exaggeration.

Miller is slated to reprise his role as the Scarlet Speedster in the Andrés Muschietti-helmed The Flash on June 23, 2023. There is no word as of now whether the film will push through or not after the incident.