Parents accuse The Flash star Ezra Miller of using ‘bigoted’ tactics to groom their daughter when she was 12
Flash star Ezra Miller has been legally ordered to cease all contact and stay away from a young woman after his parents sought a protective order against the actor on the grounds that they used a variety of “bigoted” behaviors to groom their daughter from age 12.
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According to initial reports from TMZ and a later news expansion by People, North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Reservation resident Chase Iron Eyes and his wife Sara Jumping Eagle filed an order of protection against Miller with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court on June 7. worried for the safety of their daughter Tokata Iron Eyes, now 18.
According to his parents’ file, Miller, who identifies as non-binary, “took an immediate and seemingly innocent liking” to Tokata when they first met in 2016, when the actor was 23 and their daughter was born. was only 12 years old. .
From there, they claim, the two developed a friendship, which saw the actor offer young Tokata a variety of opportunities out of his own pocket.
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These opportunities included stealing a then 14-year-old Tokata from London and visiting the studio where Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was filmed and two years later even offering to pay for his first college attendance at Bard College in Simon’s Rock, Massachusetts, the latest incident which Tokata’s parents claim Miller would “later use against Tokata to create a sense of indebtedness.”
Tokata’s parents further claim that as the couple’s friendship continued, the actor provided their daughter with alcohol, LSD and marijuana throughout their teenage years, showing what the couple described as a “model of corruption of a miner”.
While it’s unclear whether Tokata accepted the actor’s offer of monetary support for his schooling, the young Sioux tribesman eventually attended and then dropped out of private school in Massachusetts in December 2021 and elected home at least temporarily with Miller in stride.
Flying to pick up their daughter, Chase and Sara claim that when they arrived at Miller’s home, they discovered that not only was their daughter’s arm covered in bruises, but that Tokata was not in possession of it. driver’s license, bank cards and keys. the absence of which, they claim, prevented Tokata from leaving of his own free will.
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Chase and Sara further claim that after three weeks of “detoxifying” upon returning home, Tokata fled to reunite with Miller in New York, later traveling with him to Los Angeles and Hawaii.
Not only that, but they believe that Tokata, who previously identified as “non-binary, queer, gay”, is now claiming to be non-binary and transgender after being told by Miller that they were.
In seeking the order of protection, the couple claimed they were concerned for their daughter’s safety and mental health, believing that Miller employed “cult-like and psychologically manipulative controlling behavior” towards Tokata and used “the violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions, and drugs to dominate a young teenage Tokata.
Ahead of TMZ’s June 8 airing of the story, Tokata responded to the June 5 filings, taking to Instagram to share “a statement acknowledging the tragedy that is the mainstream narrative and the assumptions made on my behalf. by my family and friends regarding my stability and otherwise”.
“I gave up on the bard five months ago, my friend and comrade William passed away shortly after, my spirit was incredibly touched and I needed space and time to process the bereavement,” they wrote. they explained. “My comrade Ezra Miller throughout the aforementioned era has provided nothing but loving support and invaluable protection throughout this time of loss.”
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“I have never, or under any circumstance, needed guardianship during my short adult life,” Tokata continued, “My father and his allegations carry no weight and are frankly transphobic and based on the idea that I am somehow incapable of having coherent thought or opinions opposed to those of my own family who care about my well-being. I am now aware of the seriousness of the manipulation emotional and psychological that I had to endure with my parents.
“I am an adult and I deserve to feel the authority in my own body,” they said then. “I’m tired of wondering if [sic] or not cops will show up to sever me daily. I have chosen a therapist and am excited to now engage in a conversation with a mental health professional about my anxiety and probable depression. It’s nobody [sic] company, my choices are mine, and as to the nature of the police intervention in my “case”, it is unnecessary and a waste of time and resources [sic].”
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“This period of blatant betrayal and toxicity with which my parents and others chose to punish me was desperately embarrassing and traumatic to my life,” Tokata concluded. “Relationships in my life have been grossly affected, some in detrimental ways. This behavior is unacceptable and must be denounced.
Despite this statement coming from Tokata’s own Instagram account, Chase and Sara told People that their daughter doesn’t have a phone and expressed doubts about whether or not she was the author of the statement herself.
Ultimately, reports People, a Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court judge granted Chase and Sara’s request for an order of protection, ordering Miller to refrain from contacting any of their family members and from stay at least 100 meters from their residence.
However, the court noted that they “cannot locate or serve” Miller with the order as the actor’s location – as well as Tokata’s – is currently unknown.
A hearing in that case is scheduled for July 12.
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