Karaoke Nightmares: 'Shallow' by Lady Gaga triggers Ezra Miller’s Hawaii arrest
Ezra Miller, known for major roles in the film industry, was placed under a temporary restraining order after a controversial incident in Hawaii. This occurrence closely followed a bar arrest for disorderly conduct and harassment, both resulting in a turbulent period for the actor.
"I will burn you and your s**t wife": The unforgettable line was reportedly issued by actor Ezra Miller in an incident that led to a restraining order filed against them in Hawaii, as reported by Rolling Stone in 2022. Over a year later, we look back at Miller’s series of unfortunate events that left a mark on their career and reputation.
The Hawaii Havoc
On March 28, 2022, Miller was initially apprehended for disorderly conduct and harassment at Margarita Village, a bar in Hilo, Hawaii. The trigger? An innocent karaoke rendition of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow.” The actor reportedly snatched the microphone from the woman singing karaoke, and later lunged at a man playing darts. The subsequent release on bail, however, was no relief for Miller.
No sooner had the actor stepped out, they allegedly caused further disorder, this time in the bedroom of a local couple. Their chilling threat, "I will burn you and your slut wife" and the theft of a passport and wallet earned Miller a restraining order the very next day. The victims pointed out that Miller’s wealth and fame amplified their fears, as it could facilitate access to weapons and accomplices.
More Than a One-time Mishap
The string of controversies trailing Miller in Hawaii was not an isolated event in their past. Around the same time, Hawaii Police Assistant Chief Kenneth Quiocho revealed that the force had received at least 10 calls related to Miller's activities since March 7, 2022. Although these incidents were relatively minor, such as filming people at a gas station or arguing with strangers, they seemed to echo an increasingly erratic pattern.
This pattern was evident as far back as April 2020, when Miller was captured on video apparently choking a woman at a bar in Reykjavik, Iceland. The disturbing footage showed Miller seemingly grabbing the woman by the throat and throwing her to the ground. Although witness accounts varied, the incident undoubtedly cast a long, dark shadow over the actor's reputation.
In retrospect, these turbulent episodes offer a glimpse into the troubling moments that have clouded Miller’s career. Their attorneys were unavailable for comment on these incidents back in 2022, and Miller has since kept a low public profile. It remains to be seen whether the actor will finally address these issues publicly and strive for a turnaround.
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