Actor Ezra Miller has been accused of harboring young children in unsafe conditions, according to a new report.
Rolling Stone magazine claims that Miller (who is non-binary and uses the pronouns them/them) hosted a 25-year-old mother and her three young children at the actor’s 39-hectare (96-acre) farm in the Vermont.
The arrangement apparently worries the children’s father as well as others familiar with the situation, as they believe it is unsafe.
Rolling Stone says sources have reported unattended firearms lying around the house, with one recalling an instance in which a one-year-old picked up a bullet and put it in his mouth.
Video footage seen by Rolling Stone apparently shows at least eight assault weapons, rifles and handguns lying around the living room, with a few guns propped up next to a pile of stuffed animals.
The magazine’s sources also allege frequent and heavy use of marijuana in front of children, without concern for adequate ventilation. Miller is said to run a cannabis farm on the property.
However, the children’s mother claims that Miller “finally helped me…to have a safe environment for my three very young children” apart from his “violent and abusive ex”.
“[Ezra’s] home ranch has been a haven for us,” she told Rolling Stone. “They may have firearms for self-defense purposes and they are stored in a part of the house where the children never enter… My children can relax more in their recovery thanks to security and education that Ezra brought them. ”
Miller has been housing the mother and her children, ages one to five, on the farm since mid-April. Miller first met the family the previous month while in Hawaii, where the actor was also arrested twice, once for disorderly conduct and harassment and once for second-degree assault.
The father of the three children Miller is now housing said the actor took them and their mother out of Hawaii without his knowledge, and he hasn’t been able to talk to them since.
After Miller returned to the mainland, a temporary protective order was issued against Miller on behalf of activist Tokata Iron Eyes after the 18-year-old’s parents told a court that Miller had dominated their child by “violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions and drugs”.
Also in June 2022, a mother and her 12-year-old child obtained a temporary harassment prevention order against Miller in Massachusetts, after alleged inappropriate behavior.
Miller is best known for his starring role as a troubled kid who carries out a school massacre in We Need to Talk About Kevin, and as The Flash in the DC films Justice League and Batman. The slated release next year of this character’s standalone film, The Flash, is looking increasingly uncertain, with Warner Bros executives apparently holding crisis meetings to decide the film’s fate.
Representatives for the actor declined to comment.