Actor Ezra Miller, known for playing DC superhero Flash in several films for Warner Bros., was set to begin filming on the studio’s latest entry in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise, ‘Fantastic Beasts: ‘The Secrets of Dumbledore’ in London when filming halted on March 15, 2020 due to Covid-19.
In the weeks that followed, Miller, who identifies as non-binary and uses “she/they” pronouns, became a regular at bars in Iceland’s capital, Reykjav’k, where locals met and even befriended her. Then they began to show another, fleeting side of their personality that began to worry Icelanders.
Miller had many altercations at the bar, one of which involved attacking a young woman inside the bar, reports Variety.
Shortly after the incident, Variety spoke to the woman Miller assaulted; She recently confirmed that her comments for this article can be printed. Concerned about her privacy, she asked to remain anonymous as this is the first time she is telling her story publicly.
In the blurry video, Miller can be seen confronting the woman — who is smiling and waving her arms as she walks towards her — and asking, “Do you want to fight? Is that what you’re doing?” Miller lets out an audible gasp after grabbing her neck. The person who filmed the video stopped to intervene, Variety has confirmed.
According to three sources, the woman had spoken to Miller at the bar before the argument. She said she inquired about the actor’s feet — visible in flip-flops — after noticing some wounds, which Miller explained were battle scars from a fight.
After discussing how they got her, she was about to walk away, but turned and joked, “But just so you know, I might put you in a fight.” Miller replied, “You really want to fight?” and the woman told them to meet her in the smoking area in two minutes.
Another woman named Nadia claimed in an interview with ‘Variety’ that after a cordial two-year friendship with Miller, mostly via text message, the actor came to her Berlin apartment late one evening in February 2022 at her invitation. They had not seen each other since their consensual sexual encounter in 2020.
But after a friendly interaction, Miller’s mood changed dramatically when she told them they weren’t allowed to smoke in their home.
“It just put her off,” Nadia said. “I asked them to leave about 20 times, maybe more. They started insulting me. I’m a ‘transphobic piece of shit’. I’m a ‘Nazi’. It got so, so stressful for me. They left around my house, looking at everything, touching everything, spreading tobacco leaves on the floor. It felt gross and very intrusive.”
Then, in June, a Rolling Stone story claimed that Miller had housed a mother and her three young children on her Vermont farm in unsafe living conditions, with unsecured guns strewn about the expansive property.