Ezra Miller Facing Up To 26 Years In Prison
Ezra Miller is facing a combined 26 years in prison from a felony burglary charge and a misdemeanor petit larceny charge.
Ezra Miller has pled not guilty to charges of felony burglary and petit larceny in Vermont, which, if found guilty could lead to a maximum of 26 years in prison. According to Variety, the charge of burglary against Ezra Miller carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $1,000 maximum fine, while the petit larceny (defined as stolen items under $900 in value) has a maximum of one year and a $1,000 fine. While the case is ongoing, this is just one of the many charges levied against the Justice League actor in the last few months.
The Vermont felony burglary and petit larceny charges were brought against Ezra Miller after a neighboring Stamford, Vermont resident named Isaac Winokur accused them of stealing bottles of liquor from his residence. A police investigation followed, in which surveillance footage showed Ezra Miller entering the house. According to the Fantastic Beasts actor, they were present in the unoccupied home to look for a recipe for their mother, who allegedly had informed Winokur that Miller would be arriving.
Ezra Miller was allowed by Superior Court Judge Kerry A. McDonald-Cady to remain out of jail during the legal proceedings under a number of conditions, most notably that the actor “can’t have any contact with Isaac Winokur or Aiden Early [another Stamford resident], either by phone, in person, email, text, posting on social media” as well as “can’t abuse or harass them.” In addition to pleading not guilty to the charges, Ezra Miller has said that they were suffering from mental health issues at the time and are undergoing treatment.
“Mental health issues” are something of a blanket explanation by Ezra Miller and their representatives as of late, as the actor’s erratic behavior has reached a critical level of cultural awareness. In addition to the charges in Vermont, Ezra Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii in a short time period, once for disorderly conduct and harassment and once for second-degree assault. The actor pled no contest to the latter charge, paying a $500 fine, while the former charge was later dismissed.
More seriously, Ezra Miller was accused of grooming an Indigenous minor by the child’s parents, who received a temporary order of protection against the actor from the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court. At least at some point, law enforcement was unable to locate Ezra Miller to enforce the order, which the actor mocked on now-deleted social media posts. According to a former resident of Ezra Miller’s Vermont farm, the actor also referred to themselves as “Jesus Christ” and a Messiah to Indigenous Americans (Miller is not of Indigenous heritage themselves).
Additionally, Ezra Miller has been accused of strangling a woman in a bar in Iceland and harassing a woman and her family in Massachusetts. In short, the actor is very much on the defense in both the legal system and public opinion. This has raised many questions as to the actor’s future with the DC Universe and Warner Bros. Discovery, as well as the much-delayed Flash film, which is apparently nearly finished.