Police in South Hilo, Hawaii arrested film star Ezra Miller after harassing patrons at a karaoke bar.
The New York Post reports that Miller, 29, best known for roles in Justice League and the Fantastic Beasts film series, landed in custody under official charges of disorderly conduct and harassment. Miller later posted $500 bail and was released.
“During the course of their investigation, police determined that the man, later identified as Ezra Miller, became agitated while patrons at the bar began singing karaoke,” read the Hawaii Police Department report.
“Miller began yelling obscenities and at one point grabbed the microphone from a 23-year-old woman singing karaoke (disorderly conduct offense) and later lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts (harassment offense). The bar owner asked Miller to calm down several times to no avail.”
3-28-22 Vermont Visitor Arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Harassment in Hilo https://t.co/12RMQ3eckH
— Hawaii Police Department (Official Site) (@Hawaii_Police) March 29, 2022
Miller identifies as queer, having dated both men and women, and considers themself gender fluid/nonbinary. They will next appear in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore due out next month.
This isn’t Miller’s first run-in with the law.
In 2011, police in Pittsburgh arrested Miller after discovering marijuana during a traffic stop. Miller faced a penalty of $600 for two citations of disorderly conduct as a result. Publicly, the actor also defended smoking of the drug, calling it “harmless.”
In 2020, a video of Miller went viral on social media in which they appeared to choke a woman at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland. Employees escorted Miller from the premises, and police were not called to the scene.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but news of Miller’s arrest has set Twitter on fire. Check out some of the most liked tweets…
Someone gets up to sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ at the karaoke bar.
Ezra Miller: pic.twitter.com/E11vRe7cPu
— frank drebin (@danblock4) March 29, 2022
— TheRealLauraB??? (@LauraBockov) March 29, 2022
I'm seeing A LOT of white people making jokes about Ezra Miller's assault that just yesterday were APPALLED and SHOCKED and HORRIFIED at Will Smith's actions and … your racism is showing.
— Aimee Hix (@aimeehixauthor) March 29, 2022
POV: You're watching a someone sing karaoke in the same bar Ezra Miller is in pic.twitter.com/y2w6zA6oL6
— Zenrotto @ JOJO ALL STAR BATTLE R (@Zenrotwo) March 29, 2022
And now Ezra Miller getting arrested… https://t.co/4slaR9EKc9
— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) March 29, 2022
Ezra Miller i can’t defend you anymore lol pic.twitter.com/VkqGigqnzM
— rue (@iiixrx) March 29, 2022
Ezra Miller being arrested in part for attacking singers at a karaoke bar for singing is baffling.
Like why did you even go there. You had to kn9w this was a possibility
— Actually_Tina_at_Fortemp_Manor_indefinitely_FFXIV (@Actually_Tina) March 29, 2022
Ezra Miller is kinda out of their damn mind lol
— Vocal Pineapple Cocktail? (@VocalPineapples) March 29, 2022
Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, Ezra Miller going to jail, this coming out, and Morbius coming Friday to bomb like a mf it's a fucking busy week
— The Shadow Jedi (@Captain63857795) March 29, 2022
Note: We reached out to Ezra Miller for comment. We will update this story accordingly when we receive a response.