Ezra Miller, who is accused with burglary, has entered a not guilty plea
On Monday, 30-year-old Ezra Miller pleaded not guilty to felony burglary charges in Vermont, marking a new low point in Miller’s slide from grace. The troubled DC comics actor, who is accused of felony burglary and petit larceny, made a virtual court appearance with their attorney. If convicted on both counts, the maximum possible sentence is 26 years in jail.
Attorney Lisa B. Shelkrot told Vanity Fair that “Ezra Miller this morning pled not guilty to one count of burglary and one count of petit larceny in Vermont Superior Court and accepted the court-imposed conditions of not contacting or entering the home of the inhabitants. Ezra would 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.”
Miller was arrested in June for allegedly stealing wine from an empty home in Stamford, Vermont in May. Deadline reports that after an investigation, Vermont State Police charged Miller with criminal burglary of an unoccupied residence based on evidence gathered throughout the course of the inquiry. The actor “was cooking with their mother, needed rice wine, and grabbed that and another bottle of wine from the home of a close childhood friend. The rep says Miller did not realize that the friend didn’t want to be friends anymore.”
The Associated Press reports that Miller’s next court appearance is set for January 13. When film finally opens in theaters on June 23, 2023, their next superhero tentpole The Flash will have only been in production for five months. According to TheWrap, Miller just shot a day of pickups on the Warner Bros. lot for the movie. According to Issa Rae, who was recently interviewed by Elle, Miller’s continued career prospects despite recent legal battles are “a microcosm of Hollywood” and that “there is this person who is a repeat offender, who is been behaving atrociously,” and yet “there is an effort to save the movie and them.”
Miller released a statement in August discussing their mental health, telling Variety, “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing treatment. 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.”