Ezra Miller pleads not guilty to burglary for alleged liquor theft, could face 26 years in jail if convicted
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'The Flash' star Ezra Miller has appeared in court after being accused of burglary by a neighbor in Vermont. The 30-year-old actor has pleaded not guilty, while their short remote appearance at the hearing at Vermont Superior Court on Monday, October 17. Judge Kerry A McDonald-Cady has ordered them to stay away from neighbor Isaac Winokur, who alleged the actor stole three bottles of alcohol, which include a bottle of gin, vodka, and rum from his pantry on May 1, around 5 pm, and also banned to reach AIden Earlym another Vermont resident. The troubled actor is seeking help after they understood that the $250 million movie, 'The Flash', could get shelved.
Earlier Vermont Police had charged Miller with felony burglary of an unoccupied residence, whereas the actor claimed the reason they stepped inside the house was to find the ingredients of a recipe for their mother. The other charge Miller faces is with petty larceny over the three stolen alcohol bottles.
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The 'Justice League' actor who identifies themself as non-binary was summoned into a meeting with Warner Bros heads and was briefed about the threat the incident poses to the entire film project. It is said that the actor along with his agent Scott Metzger met the production team heads on August 24 to discuss what can be done to "stay on course" for the release date of 'The Flash' in June next year. As per close sources, they understood to have "reaffirmed their commitment to the movie" and apologized to the producers and company for attracting negative attention.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Miller only agreed to seek help after learning that the film can be canceled if he doesn’t take any action. Lisa Shelkrot, Miller's attorney said in a statement, “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.” Miller is already facing legal action after the parents of Tokota Iron Eyes, a Native American activist, 18, filed a protection order against the actor, after being accused of grooming, reports Daily Mail.
Ezra Miller was earlier reported to be on the run and beyond the reach of the law. They have been facing a lot of heat in the past two years, including misconduct and temporary restraining orders.
One of the sources who closely follows Miller said on the grooming allegation, "Ezra is Jesus, and Tokata’s an apocalyptic Native American spider goddess, and their union is supposed to bring about the apocalypse, and that’s the ‘real’ reason everyone is so opposed to them being together. They say they are some kind of messiah, and they’re going to lead an Indigenous revolution."
The next hearing in the case is set for January 13, 2023 and expected to last about three hours.