Ezra Miller appeared in court for ‘disorderly’ behavior at a karaoke bar
The legal fallout from Ezra Miller’s recent behavior continues to unfold.
Miller made an appearance in a courtroom in Hawaii on Tuesday, following an arrest last month on aggressive behavior in a karaoke bar.
The court hearing took place just hours after the actor was arrested for the second time in as many months for violent or aggressive behavior.
The court hearing record shows Miller, best known for playing The Flash in the DC Comics films and Credence Barebone in the fantastic beasts franchise, appeared via Zoom in Hawaii District Court, waiving the right to a bench trial.
Instead, as part of a plea deal, Miller did not contest one count of disorderly conduct.
In exchange, a second count of harassment was dismissed against the actor. Court records also show that a judge on Tuesday dismissed a March 19 police citation against Miller for obstructing a road after prosecutors decided not to pursue the case.
Courts judgement shows that Miller was fined $500 and ordered to pay an additional $30 crime victim fee.
Miller, 29, was first arrested in Hawaii shortly after midnight on March 28 after officers responded to a report of a ‘disorderly customer’ at a bar hosting a karaoke night in the town of Hilo on the island of Hawaii.
Police said in a statement that they determined that Miller “became restless as bar patrons started singing karaoke”.
Miller was accused of shouting obscenities at a 23-year-old woman who was singing karaoke, before lunging at a 32-year-old man who was playing darts.
Hawaii Deputy Police Chief Kenneth Quiocho told the local station KITV that Miller had become furious at the Margarita Village bar when the woman started singing Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s song “Shallow” from A star is born.
“The bar owner repeatedly asked Miller to calm down, to no avail,” police said in their statement.
Speak criminal complaint against the actor, Miller subjected the singer to “profane offensive behavior or abusive language that was likely to provoke a violent response and intended to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience and/or persisted in conduct disorderly after a reasonable warning or request to abstain.”
Miller was only released from jail after posting $500 bond.
But Miller was arrested again less than a month later, on April 19, on the island of Hawaii.
Police say they were called to a private residence where Miller had been asked to leave a late-night rally, only to become enraged and throw a chair, which struck a 26-year-old woman in the forehead.
The woman suffered a half-inch cut, but police said she refused medical treatment.
The actor was arrested shortly after during a nearby traffic stop.
Miller was later charged with second-degree assault, before being released pending further investigation.
Hawaii Police Department Quiocho told KITV that prior to the March arrest, Miller had been the subject of 10 police calls for minor incidents.
These would include filming people at a gas station, refusing to leave the sidewalk of a restaurant and arguing with people.
According to rolling stoneDC and Warner Bros. executives. last month decided to “pause any future projects involving Miller” due to the actor’s recent behavior.
Representatives for the actor did not respond to requests for comment on Tuesday or Wednesday, nor did a DC spokesperson. A representative from Warner Bros. said, “The studio declines to comment.”
The last of the studio fantastic beasts film premiered last week in the United States with Miller, but without its former star Johnny Depp.
Instead, Depp’s role as Gellert Grindelwald was recast with Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.
Depp was also in court this week as part of his Virginia libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heardaccusing her of damaging her reputation and career with an editorial in which she claimed to have been the victim of abuse.