Ezra Miller says they were ‘unfairly and directly targeted’ as harassment order expires

In August, the “Flash” actor said in a statement that he was seeking “ongoing treatment” for “complex mental health issues.”

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Ezra Miller releases a rare statement after a harassment order against them recently expired.

A Greenfield District Court judge lifted the harassment order, which had been issued against Miller in June 2022 by a parent in Greenfield, Massachusetts, who alleged the actor acted inappropriately in front of his then-aged child. 11 years old, according to an article published by The Daily Beast.

The parent and child detailed the allegations to the publication, saying Miller paid special attention to the child, who is non-binary, and touched them inappropriately by forcibly hugging them and touching their hips. A neighbor also claimed the actor came to the family’s home wearing a bulletproof vest and a gun and burst out yelling at the adults.

Miller, 30, denied the allegations in a public statement on Instagram.

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Ezra Miller posted this statement on his Instagram account on June 30.

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“I am heartened by today’s outcome and very grateful at this time to everyone who has supported me and sought to ensure that these flagrant abuses of the protective order system are stopped,” wrote Miller.

“Protection orders are meant to keep people, families and children who are at risk safe,” he continued. “They are not intended to be used as weapons by those seeking fleeting tabloid attention or fame or some kind of personal revenge when there are people who really and desperately need these services.”

“I was unfairly and directly targeted by an individual whose facts showed he had a history of manipulative and destructive actions,” he said, adding that he was trying to “reverse the collateral damage that this ordeal has caused to me and my loved ones”. volume.”

Han Myung-Gu/WireImage Ezra Miller poses at "URBAN DECAY"  stayNAKED launch event.

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Related: A Timeline of Recent Ezra Miller Controversies

Marissa Elkins, Miller’s attorney, also released a statement for rolling stone claiming that he “was never alone with the child and never interacted with the child outside of two brief encounters which occurred in the presence of several other adults”.

She then discussed other allegations made against the controversial actor, who was arrested last year, saying: “Ezra does not deny that in the midst of their struggle they made mistakes and have sometimes behaved in a way that they wish they could take back. . This, however, does not make all the allegations, rumors or false accusations true.”

“There are real-world consequences when claims like these are recklessly amplified with no regard for facts or truth,” she added. “These false allegations, fueled by unscrupulous media, threatened Ezra’s recovery and caused terrible damage to his reputation and career.”

Miller’s attorneys did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for a statement.

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Ezra Miller poses at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘The Flash’

Earlier this month, Miller, who uses the pronouns they/them, made her first public appearance on the red carpet at the premiere of the flash after apologizing for their troubling behavior in August 2022.

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At the premiere, the actor hinted at their recent legal troubles as they addressed attendees at the event.

In particular, Miller thanked the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, the heads of Warner Bros. Film Group Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy and DC Studios stewards James Gunn and Peter Safran for “your grace, discernment and care in the context of my life. And by making this moment fruitful,” according to Variety.

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