Ezra Miller ‘would recruit vulnerable young people’ and ‘call themself Messiah’
A new report alleges that Ezra Miller has a Messiah complex and has attempted to “recruit” vulnerable young people with promises of success.
It began with a viral video of Miller appearing to ‘choke’ a stranger in Iceland in April 2020, with a series of arrests and troubling reports emerging throughout 2022.
For an article published Sunday (18 September), Vanity Fair spoke to “more than a dozen people who crossed paths with Miller in recent years”, bringing to light new details and allegations.
One source claimed Miller seemed to recruit young and vulnerable people with promises of work on albums and other music projects.
The same source said Miller would tell people “they’re the Messiah”.
The claim was repeated by the mother of Tokata Iron Eyes, the 18-year-old Native American activist who Miller has been accused of manipulating and grooming.
According to Vanity Fair, Iron Eyes’s mother, Jumping Eagle, said: “They say they are some kind of messiah, and they’re going to lead an Indigenous revolution.”
According to another source: “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.”
Jumping Eagle added that Miller has no Native American ancestry.
In June, Iron Eyes’ parents received a temporary protection order for Ezra Miller to stay away from their child.
Court documents regarding Iron Eyes and obtained by People, stated: “Ezra uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata.”
Iron Eyes, who Miller has known since they were 12, told Insider in August that accusations of grooming were “a disgusting and irresponsible smear campaign” and “in multiple cases… [they have] done the right thing and stood in protection of others”.
Miller’s representative insisted that their relationship is platonic to Variety.
Other sources said Miller has a worrying fascination for guns, and that in one instance, “they had a flame thrower and all these huge AK-47s lying around”.
A rep said Miller’s firearms are “registered, legal, and locked in an out-of-the-way location”.
Jumping Eagle is also said to believe Miller has previously weaponised their non-binary identity, accusing people who “p**s them off” of being “transphobic or a transphobic Nazi”.
Another queer person close to Miller agreed: “To me, those are clear instances of manipulation, where it’s like, are you really queer? Or is that just a fun way to marginalise yourself so you can be even s**ttier to others?”
However, Miller’s reps have spoken out against these accusations, saying they “stand up for civil rights, gender equality, encourages [sic] conversation and discourse, so weaponising identity runs counter to who they are”.
After they were charged with felony burglary in Vermont after allegedly stealing several alcohol bottles from a home, Ezra Miller issued an apology.
“Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment,” they said on 15 August.
“I want to apologise to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behaviour.
“I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
PinkNews contacted Ezra Miller’s publicist for comment.
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