Ezra Miller says they were "unfairly and directly targeted" as the harassment order expires

Ezra Miller says they were “unfairly and directly targeted” as the harassment order expires

A judge allowed a temporary harassment order against Ezra Miller to lapse.

The Greenfield District Court order, issued in June 2022, was issued by the mother of a 12-year-old boy from Massachusetts. The mother accused Miller of inappropriate behavior toward the child, as detailed in a Daily beast item, which among other things, alleged that Miller was aggressive towards adults during a social visit and paid undue attention to the child. The article also alleged that Miller was wearing a gun during a meeting, something Miller’s attorney Marissa Elkins denied on Friday.

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In the Daily beast article, the boy said of Miller: “It was really uncomfortable. I was really nervous. I was scared to be with them after they yelled at my mom and she was crying.

Now Miller is dismissing those claims in a rare public statement after the order was lifted.

“I’m encouraged by today’s outcome and very grateful right now to everyone who stood by me and tried to ensure this massive misuse of the protective order system was stopped,” Miller wrote in a statement posted to Instagram on Friday. . “Orders of protection are intended to provide safety for individuals, families and children who are in danger. They are not meant to be weaponized by those seeking attention or fleeting tabloid fame or some sort of personal vendetta when there are people who are in very dire need of these services.

Miller continued, “I have been unfairly and directly targeted by an individual who the facts have shown has a history of such manipulative and destructive actions.”

Miller’s attorney, Marissa Elkins, released her statement, saying that the actor “was never alone with the child and never interacted with the child outside of two brief encounters that occurred in the presence of many others adults”.

The order of protection was one of a series of controversial incidents involving Miller in 2022, which included several arrests and culminated in Miller issuing a statement apologizing for their behavior, citing “complex health issues mental” and noting that they were seeking treatment.

Miller has largely kept a low profile over the past year and hasn’t been in the press for The flashwhich underperformed at the box office despite Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav touting it as one of the greatest superhero movies he has ever seen.

“Ezra does not deny that in the midst of their fight they made mistakes and behaved at times in ways they wish they could take back,” attorney Elkins said in his statement. “This, however, does not make every claim, rumor or false accusation true. There are real-world consequences when claims like these are recklessly amplified, with no regard for fact or truth. These false allegations, fueled by the unscrupulous media, have threatened Ezra’s recovery and greatly damaged his reputation and his career.”

Miller made a public appearance at the Fast premiere earlier this month and gave a nod to their issues, thanking Warner Bros. executives “for your grace, insight and care in the context of my life and for bringing this moment to fruition.”

Miller touched on the idea of ​​a shoot on Friday. He said the actor: “I want everyone to know that I am continuing to do my best to preserve my well-being and what I can do to reverse the collateral damage this ordeal has caused me and those close to me.”