Actress Issa Rae is speaking out about “The Flash” actor Ezra Miller’s legal troubles, calling the situation a “microcosm of Hollywood.”
Issa Rae, 37, discussed several issues in an interview with Elle published online on Thursday, including the #MeToo movement and the treatment of women in Hollywood.
The comedian claims that efforts to protect Miller from repercussions show that money is more important than reputation in Hollywood.
USA TODAY has asked for a reaction from Miller’s camp.
Issa Rae: I’m going, to be honest, what’s going on with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood As Issa Rae put it. “There’s this individual who’s a serial offender and has been acting horribly, but instead of shutting them down and closing down the production, there’s an attempt to rescue the movie and them.”
Issa Rae slams Hollywood ‘effort to save’ Ezra Miller
Miller, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, was first detained in Hawaii in March for disorderly conduct and then again in April on suspicion of assault. Miller was charged by the parents of an activist teenager who was 18 at the time, in June. Miller, according to an August 8 report by the Vermont State Police, has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont.
Miller is still attached to play Barry Allen in the film adaptation of “The Flash,” which is set for release on June 23, 2023, despite the actor’s many controversies. The CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, expressed enthusiasm about “The Flash” picture during the company’s quarterly earnings calls in early August.
Issa Rae elaborated, calling it “a clear indication of the extent that Hollywood would go to rescue itself and protect perpetrators.” “This is why refraining from doing so may help women achieve economic success. No longer will they need to worry that speaking up may have negative consequences for their employment. It’s simply Hollywood being Hollywood, and that’s a history of abuse that will only continue if it does.
Ezra Miller stated in a statement received by USA TODAY in August that they are getting therapy for “complicated mental health concerns” after their incarceration.
Miller has spoken up about his struggles with “complicated mental health concerns” and his current therapy for them.
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Miller added, “Having just gone through a moment of severe turmoil, I now acknowledge that I am battling complicated mental health difficulties and have commenced continuing therapy. “In advance, I apologize to everyone whose nerves I may have rattled by my previous actions. I intend to put in the time and effort required to recover my health, safety, and productivity.”
Issa Rae: According to the Hawaii Police Department, Miller was detained on March 27 after a disorderly customer report claimed the actor screamed obscenities, snatched a microphone from a lady, and rushed at a guy playing darts in a club. Miller was arrested for disorderly conduct and harassment after he allegedly became “agitated” due to the karaoke music.
Miller was issued a temporary restraining order after he was accused of breaking into a couple’s bedroom some hours later. Miller was accused of theft by the couple, who said he had taken their passport and pocketbook.
The Director claims ‘nothing horrible occurred’ on set, therefore Ezra Miller will remain in ‘Dalland. As far as we are aware
Miller was again detained on April 19 in Hawaii on charges of assault after he reportedly threw a chair, cutting a woman’s forehead by half an inch, after he was asked to leave a party at a Big Island residence.
The parents of Tokata Iron Eyes, an 18-year-old North Dakota resident, filed for a protection order against Miller after accusing him of grooming and manipulating their kid for years.
The world debut of “Dalland,” a biography directed by Mary Harron and starring Miller, took place at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The actor portrays a young Salvador Dal, the Spanish surrealist who is the subject of the film.
Ezra Miller, star of ‘The Flash,’ was arrested once again in Hawaii for reportedly throwing a chair at a lady.