Ezra Miller is being accused of crossing lines with a minor once again, this time with a 12-year-old and their mother from Massachusetts. A temporary harassment protection order was granted after alleging the actor behaved inappropriately towards the child and showed off a gun in a threatening manner, the Daily Beast reported yesterday (June 16). The outlet said it based this report on its own review of the protection order, interviews with the 12-year-old and their family and an examination of contemporaneous texts and photos.
According to their investigation, the family was at a downstairs neighbor’s house in Greenfield, Massachusetts on February 2, when Miller, 29, showed up. Miller owns a ranch 40 miles away in Stamford, Vermont. That neighbor is in a band with Whitney Suters, a musician who is close friends with Miller.
Per the Daily Beast, the visiting neighbor said Miller was wearing a bulletproof vest and began acting erratically. Tensions began brewing when the mother mentioned doing some traveling recently with “her tribe” of people, leading Miller to snap at her and accuse her of cultural appropriation. Then, a conversation about board games allegedly went sideways when Miller claimed that the board game Parcheesi had Rastafarian roots, to which the visiting neighbor questioned Miller as to why they thought that.
“At this point, Ezra explodes and started screaming directly into my face,” the visiting neighbor said. “They said, ‘You don’t even know what the f— you’re talking about. What did you say to me? What did you just say to me?!’”
“I was very caught off-guard,” the visiting neighbor recounted. “Then they opened up their jacket—they had this, like, big Sherpa jacket—and they opened up one side of their jacket, you could see a gun, and they said, ‘Talking like that could get you into a really serious situation.’”
The visiting neighbor told the outlet that Miller then focused on the child, allegedly pestering them with compliments, uncomfortably hugging them, and touching their hips. The child and their mother told the Daily Beast that Miller’s strange behavior and dilated pupils made them think the actor was “under the influence.”
“They automatically were just weirdly drawn to me and kept talking about how they love my outfit and love my style, and kept going on and on about how it was great,” the child remembered. “It was really uncomfortable. I was really nervous. I was scared to be around them after he’d yelled at my mother and she was crying.”
This news comes a week after a North Dakota family filed a legal complaint against Miller accusing the actor of grooming their child, Tokata Iron Eyes, since they were 12 years old. After meeting Iron Eyes at the Standing Rock pipeline protests in 2016, per court documents obtained by Entertainment Weekly, Miller allegedly flew them to London to visit the Fantastic Beasts film set, supplied them with drugs like marijuana and LSD, and paid for their college tuition (“to create a sense of indebtedness,” according to the parents’ affidavit). The complaint alleges that after Iron Eyes dropped out of college last December, their parents retrieved them from Miller’s home. But the parents say Iron Eyes fled to reunite with the actor, traveling with them to Los Angeles and Hawaii.
An unverified Instagram account that purports to belong to Iron Eyes contradicted the parents’ claims, saying that after mourning the recent death of a friend, Miller “has only provided loving support and invaluable protection throughout this period of loss.”
In any case, the Iron Eyes family’s order has not been served to Miller, since the court is apparently unable to locate the actor. Miller, who has not yet responded publicly or in court to the allegations, deleted their Instagram account earlier this week, but not before reportedly posting a series of memes that seemed to taunt authorities.