Ezra Miller, who has played the superhero The Flash in several films and television series, is on trial for an attack on Hawaii after she was accused of throwing a chair.
According to police, Miller was at a meeting at a private residence on the Big Island of Hawaii. The 29-year-old actor “went furious after being asked to leave,” police said, and allegedly threw a chair that hit a 26-year-old woman on the forehead, leaving a half-inch cut.
The woman refused treatment, police said. Miller was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a traffic stop, police said, and later released “pending further investigation”.
That arrest was the second in Hawaii in less than a month for Miller, who is known for roles in superhero movies and Harry Potter spin-offs and for wearing surreal, gender-bending outfits on the red carpet.
The first arrest was made early in the morning of March 28, when the actor, who police say was visiting from Vermont, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after an incident at a bar in the city of Hilo.
Officers said they had responded to a report of a disorderly customer at a bar who had “became agitated as customers at the bar started singing karaoke”.
The patron was Miller, who started shouting obscenities and took the microphone from a 23-year-old woman. The actor later jumped out at a 32-year-old man who was playing darts, police said.
Although the bar owner asked Miller to “calm down” several times, police said, those efforts were “in vain”.
Miller was released on $500 bail, police said.
The Associated Press reported that Miller had become annoyed by a karaoke rendition of the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ballad “Shallow.” He was later removed from another Hilo property by police.
A couple in Hawaii filed a petition seeking a temporary restraining order against Miller for that incident in a case that was later dismissed, the AP said. According to the petition, Miller broke into their bedroom, threatened them and stole a wallet and passport.
A New York agent and a lawyer in Hawaii who represented Miller did not immediately respond to messages asking for comment.
Miller has been seen in television series and movies for more than a decade, starting with the “Californication” series. Since then, Trashcan Man has played roles in the 2021 remake of the TV miniseries “The Stand” and the wizard Credence Barebone in the “Fantastic Beasts” films of the Harry Potter franchise.
But Miller is best known for portraying The Flash, a fast-paced superhero, beginning in the 2016 films “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” Miller most recently starred in director Barry Muschietti’s “The Flash,” which is in post-production, as well as starring Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton.