Ezra Miller accused of using ‘violence, fear and drugs’ to ‘hold sway’ over teen
Troubled actor Ezra Miller has been accused by the parents of an 18-year-old of “psychologically manipulating” their child with “cult-like” behaviour.
The parents have filed paperwork to ask a judge to issue an order or protection against the 29-year-old Fantastic Beasts star on behalf of their child, Tokata Iron Eyes.
“Ezra uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata,” court documents filed to Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court Tuesday (7 June) and obtained by People say.
Attorney Chase Iron Eyes and his paediatrician wife, Sara Jumping Eagle, allege Miller met their child at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota when she was 12 in 2016. The two became friends and Miller flew them to London, England.
During the trip in 2017, Miller showed Tokata the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Chase and Sara claim that a “pattern of corrupting a minor” emerged during their friendship, with Miller giving Tokata marijuana and LSD.
Miller funded Tokata’s tuition for Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a liberal arts college in Massachusetts, so that she could enrol early at 16. Miller “would later use this against Tokata to create a sense of indebtedness”, the parents claim.
After dropping out of university, Tokata’s parents say they visited their child in Vermont only to find them without a driver’s licence, bank cards or keys. Tokata, having later spent three weeks “detoxifying”, then fled to New York City to reunite with Miller. The two then travelled to Los Angeles, California, and Hawaii.
Tokata defended “comrade” Miller on Instagram, blasting the “tragedy that is the narrative” of what their parents and the press have spun around their friendship with Miller and their mental “stability”.
They said they dropped out of college following the death of their friend: “My comrade Ezra Miller for the entirety of the aforementioned era has only provided support and invaluable protection throughout this period of loss,” the musician said.
Tokata hit back at claims they need to be restrained by a conservatorship, a complex legal arrangement that sees a person’s personal and financial affairs controlled by others.
Their father wrote in the filing that his child previously said they are “non-binary, queer, gay” and claimed Miller convinced them they are non-binary.
“My father and his allegations hold no weight,” Tokata stressed, “and are frankly transphobic and based on the notion that I am somehow incapable of coherent thought or opposing opinions to those of my own kindreds worrying about my well-being.
“I am now aware of the severity of emotional and psychological manipulation I was made to endure while in my parents’ home.”
Having since started therapy, Tokata said they now live in fear of being “sectioned” at any moment by the authorities.
“This bout of betrayal and toxicity my parents and others have chosen to punish me with has been desperately embarrassing and traumatically life-alerting,” they wrote.
“This behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be called out.”
These latest allegations against Miller are part of an increasingly troubling track record for The Flash star. They were arrested twice in Hawaii this year – once for “lunging at” karaoke bar-goers and a second time for throwing a chair that struck a woman in the head.
A couple in Hilo, a town in eastern Hawaii, filed a restraining order against Miller in March. They claimed in the since-dropped request that Miller “burst into the bedroom” of the couple and threatened to “bury” the male victim.
In March, Hawaii Police assistant chief Kenneth Quiocho told the Associated Press that Miller had been involved in 10 minor incidents reported by Hilo police. Among them were complaints of Miller filming people at a service station, refusing to leave the pavement area of a restaurant and getting into heated arguments.
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