Is today a day that ends with Y? Well, you know what that means — new allegations regarding potentially disgusting crimes leveled at Hollywood’s most likely recipient of the “How Does He Still Have A Career” Award since Mel Gibson got pulled over in 2006. That’s right, we can only be talking about Justice League star Ezra Miller. The newest accusations come from concerned parents who claim Miller has been grooming their daughter since she was 12 years old.
TMZ reports they have obtained legal documents filed by the parents of 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes, asking the court for an order of protection against Ezra Miller on their daughter’s behalf. Among their allegations, the parents say Miller uses “violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway” over their daughter. The documents reportedly claim that Miller first met Tokata when they visited the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota in 2016, when Tokata was 12 and Miller was 23. Two years later, the documents say, the 25-year-old Miller flew a 14-year-old Tokata to England to visit the Leavesden studio where much of 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was filmed.
Since then, Tokata’s parents claim, Miller exposed their child to illegal drugs and influenced her to drop out of the private school Tokata was attending, Bard’s Academy at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts. They also believe Miller has been physically abusive and claim that when they went to Miller’s home in Vermont to see her, Tokata had bruises on her body. They allege at the time they discovered Miller had stripped Tokata of “driver’s license, car keys, bank card” and other crucial personal items. Tokata has taken to social media to defend Miller, who she calls her “comrade.”
More and more it seems like if there is such a thing as “cancel culture,” Ezra Miller is precisely the kind of person it was created to deal with. And yet with Warner Bros. having sunk far too much money into next year’s The Flash — in spite of increasing noise from fans that Miller has proven themself to be possibly the worst possible ambassador of the DCEU in history, and in spite of punitive actions taken against Johnny Depp and perhaps now Amber Heard — so far the blockbuster is still set to hit theaters, with no plans to replace Miller in the title role.
Considering The Flash will no doubt have a budget in the hundreds of millions, and that it’s widely believed to lay the foundation for the DCEU moving forward, it’s understandable why it may not be feasible or even possible to pull an 11th hour replacement along the lines of Christopher Plummer stepping in to replace Kevin Spacey in 2017’s All the Money in the World. But it’s difficult to not speculate that things may get to a point where the studio has no choice. Ezra Miller seems embroiled in new scandals — almost always including being accused of crimes, and often allegedly violent ones — on quite literally a monthly basis. Last month they were accused of stealing songs by producer Oliver Ignatius. They were arrested in Hawaii in March for disorderly conduct after allegedly getting violent in a bar, and they were arrested a second time in April for allegedly breaking a woman’s nose at a party. They were also accused of threatening to murder a couple they were staying with, and of stealing the couple’s belongings. Now there’s accusations of grooming, there’s that video that shows them choking a woman, and let’s not forget the bizarre Instagram video in which they ordered a reportedly nonexistent chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to commit suicide. Bill Murray gets fired for “unprofessional behavior” and Miller can’t seem to enter a building without allegedly throwing a chair at someone, but they still get to be one of the most famous superheroes in the world? If Cancel Culture is real, it needs to work smarter.