Ezra Miller says they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues” amid multiple legal scandals.
In a statement, Miller, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, apologized for their behavior in recent years that has led to arrests stemming from abuse and assault.
“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,” Miller told Variety via a statement from their rep.
“I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
Miller, 29, has been embroiled in legal trouble all over the US since the start of the year.
The “Fantastic Beasts” actor was arrested in March in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and later pleaded no contest. They were also accused of allegedly throwing a chair at a woman and being the subject of 10 911 emergency calls in less than a month in the same state.
Just three months later, Miller was accused of grooming a teenager with “cult-like” behavior. The teen’s parents filed a lawsuit in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court that claimed the actor “uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata.”
Tokata, however, denied the statements made by their family and friends on social media.
That same month, Miller was accused of housing three young children and their mother at a weapon-filled farm in Vermont. Two sources told Rolling Stone at the time that they feared for the safety of the children, aged 1 to 5, but the mother insisted that she and her children were fine, adding that Miller helped her escape from an allegedly “violent and abusive ex” and gave her “a safe environment for [her] three very young children.”
Earlier this month, the “Fantastic Beasts” actor was charged with burglary after allegedly stealing alcohol from a home in Vermont.