‘The Flash’ star Ezra Miller was arrested by law enforcement in Hilo, Hawaii yesterday morning and charged for disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at a bar. According to a tweet from the Hawaii County Police Department, the arrest came after South Hilo officers responded to a report that the performer was being disorderly towards bar patrons on Sunday night at 11:30 p.m.
When they arrived on the scene, the officers determined that Miller had become unruly and begun yelling obscenities at other patrons. The entertainer reportedly “grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts.” According to officers, the bar owner asked Miller to calm down several times, but they were uncooperative.
After being arrested, the Hollywood star’s bail was set at $500, which they provided. Law enforcement subsequently released them from custody.
This weekend’s arrest comes after Miller appeared in footage in 2020 that seemingly depicts them choking a woman in a bar in Iceland. The altercation was reportedly serious, which led to the performer being escorted off the premises by staff.
Miller’s arrest comes at an inopportune time for Warner Bros., as they play a key role in its upcoming film, ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.’ The third ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off is set to be released in theaters worldwide next month.
Besides the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series, the entertainer is best known for playing Barry Allen / The Flash in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). After appearing in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Justice League’ and ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League,’ they will lead their own DCEU movie with ‘The Flash.’ Principal photography has been completed on the solo film, which is set to hit theaters on June 23, 2023.
This weekend’s arrest also comes after Miller was featured in a clip during Sunday night’s Academy Awards broadcast. ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ won the Oscar’s newly introduced cheer moment category, which was picked by fans online.
A sequence described as “The Flash Enters the Speed Force” was voted the most cheer-worthy film moment of 2021 through the online polls before the show. Footage featuring Miller in the movie was featured during the Academy Awards broadcast.