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Ezra Miller: The Flash star pleads not guilty to alcohol theft

Actor was charged in May following alleged incident in Vermont

Isobel Lewis
Monday 17 October 2022 20:53 BST
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Ezra Miller has pleaded not guilty to stealing bottles of alcohol from a neighbour’s home.

The Flash star – who is non-binary – appeared in court on Monday (17 October) remotely from Burlington, Vermont.

During the arraignment for their felony burglary charge, which stems from an incident in May, they pleaded not guilty and agreed to conditions that they not have any contact with the homeowner or go to the residence.

The incident was one of a string of arrests and reports of erratic behaviour by the 30-year-old actor stretching from Hawaii to Vermont.

On 1 May, Vermont State Police responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford and said they found that several bottles of alcohol had been taken from a residence while the homeowner was away.

The homeowner said he had been friends with Miller for about 18 years and bought the home a year and half ago in the town, where Miller had also purchased a home.

Miller was charged after police consulted surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses.

In a statement shared with The Independent, Miller’s lawyer Lisa B Shelkrot, Esq said: “Ezra Miller this morning pled not guilty to one count of burglary and one count of petit larceny in Vermont Superior Court and accepted the court-imposed conditions of not contacting or entering the home of the inhabitants.

“Ezra would like to acknowledge the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their ongoing mental health.”

The actor was also arrested twice this year in Hawaii, including for disorderly conduct and harassment at a karaoke bar, and accused of grooming an 18-year-old Native American activist by her parents.

Ezra Miller appeared in court virtually on Monday (The Associated Press)

However, the teenage activist denied that she had been abused and called the accusations against Miller “a disgusting and irresponsible smear campaign”.

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In August, Miller apologised for their actions, saying that they had been “going through an intense period of crisis”.

Despite the controversies, the release of Miller’s forthcoming superhero film The Flash is still scheduled for 2023.

Last week, Insecure star Issa Rae said that the response to the allegations against Miller within the industry had shown “the lengths that Hollywood will go to to protect” alleged offenders.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.

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