A week after non-binary-identified Miller was hit with a theft charge by Vermont law enforcement, Justice League alum said in a statement today that “having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now realize that I am suffering from complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment.”
“I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior,” they added. “I am committed to doing the work necessary to return to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
The sudden move on Monday follows at least two months of efforts by Miller’s long-time partner CAA agent, Warner Bros., and other close colleagues, friends and family to encourage them to pursue help. Perhaps tipping the scales, on August 7, Miller received a summons to appear in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division in Bennington on Sept. 26 on the charge of theft charges.
While the planned release of high testing Flash Next June has never been in serious danger until now, Miller’s flurry of strife and questionable actions from Hawaii to Puffin Island in Germany and Green Mountain State have left many wondering when the next quick shoe would drop. Knowing they wouldn’t have a $200 million movie without Miller, who is in nearly every scene of the DC picture, Warner Bros. brass have been talking to the actor and their reps for weeks about a more “proactive” strategy. ” of mental health. for the performer.
“This is not about business, it’s about a human being who is clearly in pain,” an executive told Deadline tonight about the influence the David Zaslav-led company has been trying to bring to Miller’s situation.
While the viral video of Miller apparently strangling a female bar patron in Reykjavik in April never led to charges, the actor was arrested twice in America’s 50th state. An arrest in Aprill it was for second degree assault. As well as the Hawaii and Vermont charges, Fantastic Beasts vet Miller has faced allegations of sexual abuse. There was also a temporary harassment prevention order they obtained in recent months from a 12-year-old and a mother in Greenfield, MA after they claimed the actor threatened them. Additionally, the parents of 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes filed an order of protection against Miller, accusing them of grooming and brainwashing the teenager — a condition the girl has vehemently denied.
Miller first appeared as Barry Allen/Flash in 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They then entered Suicide Squadappeared in Justice Leagueand made a brief appearance in peacemaker finale earlier this year with Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Directed by big budget Andy Muschietti Flash wrapped up at the end of last year. Some filming took place during the summer of this year with the final closing of post-production.
Variety first reported the news of Miller’s mental health treatment decision today.