Ezra Miller has reached a plea deal with prosecutors that will spare them jail time on burglary charges in Vermont.
Miller, 30, is expected to appear in a Bennington County Superior Court this Friday where they will plead guilty to a single charge of unlawful trespass for the May 2022 incident, according to a report in the VT Digger.
Miller, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, had been facing charges of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and petty larceny after they were allegedly caught on video breaking into a nearby home and stealing bottles of liquor. Those charges will be dropped, and Miller will instead receive a suspended jail sentence of between 89 to 90 days and be placed on probation for one year. Miller will also receive a fine of $500.
The Justice League star had been facing up to 15 years in prison and a fine of not more than $1,000 if convicted on the previous charges.
“The initial findings indicated that several bottles of alcohol were taken from within the residence while the homeowners were not present,” Vermont State Police said in a press release at the time of the incident. “As a result of an investigation that included surveillance videos and statements, probable cause was found to charge Ezra M. Miller with the offense of felony burglary into an unoccupied dwelling.”
While the incident occurred in May, Miller was only located and served with a citation in August. They pleaded not guilty to all charges at a hearing in September.
Friends had expressed concern about Miller at the time, saying they were in a downward spiral dealing with mental and substance abuse issues that resulted in a chaotic and dangerous lifestyle and state of mind. They said Miller’s home in Vermont, originally a llama and alpaca farm, had devolved into a messy flophouse with people living and partying on the actor’s largesse while forced to listen to their lengthy monologues.
A week after their arrest in August, Miller released a statement to Variety claiming they were “committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe, and productive stage” in their life.
Two months earlier in June, the parents of activist Tokata Iron Eyes accused Miller of using drugs, violence, and intimidation to exert a cult-like influence over their daughter, and petitioned a tribal court to issue an order of protection against the actor. Iron Eyes later denied the accusations in a post on social media.
In March, Miller was arrested by police in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and harassment. They allegedly objected to patrons singing karaoke and later lunged at a man playing darts, although Miller claimed they were the victim of two assaults, including one by a man Miller called a “Nazi.” They offered to show the police a video they filmed of the alleged incidents.
“I film myself when I get assaulted for NFT crypto art,” Miller was observed saying in the bodycam footage.
Miller grew increasingly agitated during the arrest, claiming a violation by police of their “Ninth Amendment rights” to “not be unlawfully persecuted for a crime of no designation.” They became highly agitated during a body search when a male police officer allegedly touched the actor’s penis.
“Hey, you just touched my penis. Please don’t do that,” Miller said, adding “I’m transgender, non-binary, and I don’t want to be searched by a man!”
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