Ezra Miller accused of grooming minor with LSD, alcohol, and lavish gifts in new court filing
Ezra Miller is in more legal hot water following their recent arrests. According to a new complaint, the actor is being accused of grooming a minor from the age of 12. Tokata Iron Eyes, now 18, has since denied the claims in a statement on social media.
On Tuesday, attorney and activist Chase Iron Eyes and his wife, Sara Jumping Eagle, filed court documents in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court alleging that Miller has been "physically and emotionally abusing" as well as "psychologically manipulating, physically intimidating, and endangering the safety and welfare" of their daughter, Tokata Iron Eyes. According to court documents obtained by EW, Takota uses she/they pronouns, although her parents claim Miller "has decided that Tokata is to be called they."
The parents allege that Miller and Tokata met during the 2016 Standing Rock Reservation protests in North Dakota, when she was 12 and Miller was 23. They say Miller, who goes by they/them pronouns, has been grooming Tokata ever since. "Miller came to the Standing Rock Reservation in 2016 and established contact with Tokata Iron Eyes under the pretense of assisting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during the NoDAPL movement," the court documents read.
"Ezra Miller took an immediate and apparently innocent liking to Tokata Iron Eyes and began to formulate relations with Tokata; Ezra flew Tokata Iron Eyes and other Standing Rock tribal members to London, United Kingdom (to tour the Harry Potter - Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them studio in which Ezra Miller played a significant character) in December 2017 where Miller attempted to sleep in the same bed as Tokata Iron Eyes who was 14 years old at that time," the documents allege, adding that Miller was ultimately "prevented from sleeping in the same bed with Tokata at that time by a chaperone."
The parents go on to claim that Miller gave Tokata alcohol and drugs (including marijuana and LSD) and exhibited a "pattern of corrupting a minor" by paying for Tokata to attend college and then using that "against Tokata to create a sense of indebtedness." And when Tokata dropped out of school in December, the parents say they traveled to Miller's home in January to find that Tokata didn't have their driver's license, bank cards, keys, or "any other items needed for [them] to navigate life on [their] own." Tokata then spent three weeks "detoxifying" at home before running away to New York City to reunite with Miller, according to their parents, who say Tokata then traveled to Los Angeles and Hawaii, where Miller was recently arrested in an unrelated matter.
In the complaint, Tokata's parents claim that Miller is displaying "cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling behavior" toward their daughter, as well as "classic abusive intimate partner violence behavior" and "sexual predatory behavior."
Miller and Tokata did not immediately respond to EW's requests for comment, but Tokata posted a statement on Instagram on Monday with the caption "CONTEXT," addressing "assumptions made on my behalf by my family and friends regarding my stability and otherwise."
"I dropped out of bard five months ago, my friend and comrade William passed shortly there after, my mind was incredibly impacted and I've needed space and time for the processing of grief," the statement says. "My comrade Ezra Miller for the entirety of the aforementioned era has only provided loving support and invaluable protection throughout this period of loss. I am in no way, or under any circumstance have ever been during my short lived adulthood, in need of a conservatorship. My father and his allegations hold no weight and are frankly transphobic and based in the notion that I am somehow incapable of coherent thought or opposing opinions to those of my own kindred worrying about my well being. I am now aware of the severity of emotional and psychological manipulation I was made to endure while in my parents home."
Tokata's statement continues, "I am an adult and I deserve to feel authority in my own body," adding that they are "excited" to speak with a therapist about their "anxiety and probable depression. It is no ones business, my choices are my own."
Still, their parents are asking the court to intervene and issue an order of protection against Miller. A hearing is set for next month.
TMZ first reported on the filing.
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