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“I want to apologize to everyone”: Ezra Miller Forced to Stop Drinking and Undergo Therapy to Avoid Jail Time Ahead of The Flash Release

“I want to apologize to everyone”: Ezra Miller Forced to Stop Drinking and Undergo Therapy to Avoid Jail Time Ahead of The Flash Release

Ezra Miller’s name is linked to more than a handful of allegations which are quite serious. However, the actor issued a formal apology for their behavior in August 2022 and stated that they would be undergoing treatment for complex mental health issues, as stated by Ezra Miller themself.

Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller

Now, the actor is facing consequences for trespassing at a neighbor’s home and stealing liquor. They were originally charged with three counts of burglary, trespassing, and petit larceny which is basically petty theft. Ezra Miller had initially pled not guilty to the May 2022 charge and the charge was dropped eventually. However, the actor now pleaded guilty to trespassing and is facing a reduced sentence.

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Ezra Miller Faces One Year of Probation

Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller appears in court

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After pleading guilty to the trespassing charges, Ezra Miller’s plea was accepted by a Vermont judge. Thanks to the plea deal, Miller would be avoiding a three-month jail sentence. However, the actor isn’t being let completely off the hook as they have to pay a $500 fine and face one year of probation. Along with this, Miller also has to keep the mental health treatment going.

The rest of the charges that were linked to the incident were dropped, however, if Miller ends up violating any of the deals made in court, the charge for burglary could be reinstated. The felony burglary count could have had Miller facing up to 25 years in jail. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the time Miller spends in treatment will also be counted as probation. Miller’s sentence was given by Supreme Court Judge, Kerry A. McDonald-Cady.

The court will impose the sentence here…we accepted your plea of guilty. We will impose the fine here $500, and the sentence of 80-90 days which is all suspended with probation. The term of probation will be one year. As part of the plea agreement here, the state will dismiss without prejudice counts 1 and 2 of the burglary and petit larceny. You’ll be on administrative probation for one year for the unlawful trespass that you’ll be pleading guilty to. If you complete that probation successfully and the probation is closed and discharged, count 1 will remain dismissed. However, if there’s a violation of probation that was filed that a court found probable cause for, the state could refile the count 1 burglary.”

Apart from the $500 fee and probation, the probation of 1 year comes with 41 conditions. These conditions include, no drinking, random drug tests, and being regular with mental health treatment. If Miller is found in violation of any of the conditions, they will have to face the consequences as stated in the sentence.

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Statement of Ezra Miller’s Attorney

Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller as The Flash

While Miller was answering all the questions aimed at them, they did not give a statement. Their attorney, Lisa B. Shelkrot released a statement on Miller’s behalf.

“Ezra would like to thank the court and the community for their trust and patience throughout this process, and would once again like to acknowledge the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their ongoing mental health.”

In the previous apology issued by Miller in August, The Flash actor stated that they were committed to doing what was necessary to get back to a healthy and productive life.

“I want to apologize to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behavior. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”

Amongst the 41 conditions of probation, one states that in no way can Miller be in contact with Isaac Winokur, who is the neighbor Miller is accused of stealing from. Given the fact that their movie, The Flash, is going to hit the theatres real soon, it’s a good thing Miller got off easy. The judge wished Miller good luck before sending them on their way.

The Flash will release on June 16, 2023.

Source: Deadline

Written by Mishkaat Khan

Mishkaat is a medical student who found solace in content writing. Having worked in the industry for about three years, she has written about everything from medicine to literature and is now happy to enlight you about the world of entertainment. When not writing, she can be found obsessing over supernatural beings through books and TV.