Actor Ezra Miller arrested again on the Big Island of Hawaii


HONOLULU — Ezra Miller was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of assault, the second time the actor known for playing the Flash in the “Justice League” movies has been arrested in Hawaii in recent weeks.

Miller became enraged after being asked to leave a meeting at a Big Island home and threw a chair, hitting a woman in the forehead, according to a Hawaii Police Department press release.

The woman refused to seek treatment for a half-inch (1.3 centimetre) cut on her forehead, police said.

Miller, described by police as a 29-year-old visitor from Vermont, was arrested during a traffic stop and released pending further investigation.

About twelve hours after Miller’s arrest, the actor appeared via Zoom for a court hearing for an arrest last month at a Big Island karaoke bar.

Miller did not contest the disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and stay away from the village of Margarita in Hilo.

Miller was also charged with harassment after police said the actor grabbed a singer’s microphone and lunged at a man playing darts.

Miller was aggravated by a rendition of the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ballad “Shallow,” Hawaii Deputy Police Chief Kenneth Quiocho said.

As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped the harassment charge, along with an unrelated trafficking charge.

Miller received a ticket after police were called to a dispute in downtown Hilo last month where Miller failed to cooperate, refused to leave the area and obstructed a sidewalk, Quiocho said.

Miller’s attorney in Hawaii did not immediately return a message seeking comment on the latest arrest. Another attorney and a representative for Miller also did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

The latest arrest was not mentioned during the hearing.

Big Island attorney Francis Alcain had requested that Tuesday’s hearing, originally scheduled for next week, be brought forward. Alcain said in court that his client “has various time-sensitive work obligations in California and/or New York” and needs an earlier hearing “to resolve this matter.”

The day after Miller was released on $500 bail for the arrest at the karaoke bar, a Big Island couple filed for a temporary restraining order, claiming the actor broke into their bedroom and threatened them. A judge dismissed the case last week after a lawyer for the couple requested it.

William Dean, an attorney for the couple, declined to say why his clients no longer wanted to seek a restraining order against Miller.

Judge M. Kanani Laubach applied Miller’s bond to the $500 fine, leaving a $30 fee to be paid.

Miller also has a key role in the third installment of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets.

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