Ezra Miller ‘can’t be located’ after being accused of using ‘violence and drugs’ to groom teen
Law enforcement “cannot locate” Ezra Miller to serve the actor with a court order accusing them of ‘grooming’ and ‘abusing’ a teen.
The parents of 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes were granted a protective order against Miller on behalf of their child on 7 June, the Los Angeles Times reported. They have claimed in court paperwork that the actor used “violence”, “intimidation”, “fear”, “delusions” and “drugs to hold sway” over Tokata.
However, it’s emerged that officials do not know of Miller’s whereabouts and have been unable to serve them with the order. Tokata’s parents, Chase Iron Eyes and his wife, Sara Jumping Eagle, are also unsure of where their child is.
Chase told the Los Angeles Times that he and the court “have no idea of knowing where Tokata and Ezra are to gain help from other jurisdictions” to serve or even enforce the order.
“They move around so much [that] we’re stuck in this legal limbo situation, and we can’t serve them in any place they’re in long enough,” Chase said. “They’ve been flighty.”
He continued: “They’ve been avoiding service, and now there’s public pressure mounting on them to make a decision, which makes us very concerned about Ezra’s volatile nature. … We’re working very hard to get this order enforced wherever they are.”
A tribal court judge ordered that Miller cannot harass or have contact with Tokato, Chase and Jumping Eagle for 30 days. Miller is also unable to come within 100 yards of the family’s residence during that time.
A court hearing is currently scheduled for 12 July.
Chase said that he and Jumping Eagle are still considered Tokata’s legal guardians under tribal court rules even though the teen is 18.
The family has reportedly been working for multiple months and in several states to separate Tokata and Miller so Tokata can be “their beautiful independent self”.
Jumping Eagle, who is a paediatrician, told the Los Angeles Times that Tokata “needs help without Eza’s interference”.
“Ezra is a 29-year-old person who needs to get help on their own path and not interfere with Tokata’s development as their own person,” Jumping Eagle said.
Chase and Jumping Eagle alleged Miller first met their child when the actor was involved in projects at the Standing Rock Reservation in 2016. They said Tokata was 12 at the time while Miller was 23.
The family’s petition claimed Miller exhibited a “pattern of corrupting a minor”, that they “took an immediate and apparently innocent liking” to Tokata and displayed “cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling” behaviour.
The parents said in the filing that the teen previously identified as “non-binary, queer, gay” and that “Ezra has decided that Tokata is non-binary transgender”.
In the petition, the family accused the Fantastic Beasts star of giving Tokata alcohol and drugs such as marijuana and LSD. They also said Miller flew Tokata to London, Vermont, New York, California and Hawaii.
Ezra Miller has had multiple run-ins with the law while in Hawaii, including being arrested after an altercation at a bar in March.
Miller was detained after they allegedly became “agitated” and “began yelling obscenities” when other patrons at a bar in Hilo “began singing karaoke”.
Police footage from the arrest, which was obtained by TMZ, showed the Flash actor being handcuffed while telling officers they film themself “getting assaulted for NFT crypto art”. Miller claimed they were “assaulted” by a “guy at the bar” who allegedly “declared himself as a Nazi”.
Miller was arrested for a second time in April for second-degree assault after reportedly throwing a chair that struck a woman in the head. Police said the actor became “irate” when asked to leave a gathering at a private residence.
Tokata defended their “comrade” Ezra Miller in a statement posted on Instagram on 6 June and slammed the “tragedy that is the narrative” around their friendship.
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They said Miller “provided support and invaluable protection” after they dropped out of college following the death of a friend.
“My father and his allegations hold no weight 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 kindred worrying about my well-being,” Tokata wrote.
“I am now aware of the severity of emotional and psychological manipulation I was made to endure while in my parents’ home.”
In a follow-up video posted on Instagram, Tokata dismissed rumours that their initial statement was penned by someone else or that another person was “controlling” their Instagram account. They added that they don’t have a phone right now “out of my own personal conviction”.
“This is my life. These are my decisions. And I’m disappointed in my parents and the press in every way,” Tokata said.
PinkNews contacted a representative of Ezra Miller for comment.