Actor Ezra Miller is being accused of grooming a young environmental activist by using 'cult-like' behavior, drugs, and threats of violence. The parents of the alleged victim claim Miller began grooming their daughter at age 12, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. However, the alleged victim declared that her "comrade Ezra Miller" has "only provided loving support and invaluable protection."
Attorney and activist Chase Iron Eyes and his pediatrician wife Sara Jumping Eagle filed court documents against Miller. They accused the 29-year-old Hollywood actor of "psychologically manipulating, physically intimidating, and endangering the safety and welfare" of their now-18-year-old daughter. In the documents filed in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court, the parents also alleged Miller of being "physically and emotionally abusing" to their daughter – Tokata Iron Eyes.
The parents say that Miller met Tokata during the 2016 Standing Rock Reservation protests in North Dakota – where environmentalists railed against the Dakota Access Pipeline. At the time, she was 12 and Miller was 23.
"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, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"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.
The court filing claims Miller was "prevented from sleeping in the same bed with Tokata at that time by a chaperone."
The parents claimed that the "Flash" star exhibited a "pattern of corrupting a minor" by supplying Tokata alcohol and drugs like marijuana and LSD as a teen.
The legal filing claimed that the "Fantastic Beasts" actor offered to pay for Tokata to attend Bard College at Simon's Rock in Massachusetts at the age of 16. The parents claimed Miller "would later use this against Tokata to create a sense of indebtedness."
The parents alleged that Tokata dropped out of Bard College in December, then traveled to Miller's Vermont home in January.
The court docs stated that Tokata returned home and spent three weeks "detoxifying." Tokata then traveled with Miller to New York City, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.
The parents say that Tokata doesn't have a driver's license, bank cards, or keys – which they believe is preventing their daughter from acting on her own accord.
The complaint stated that Miller displays "cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling behavior," according to People magazine. The parents said Miller "uses violence, intimidation, threat of violence, fear, paranoia, delusions and drugs to hold sway over a young adolescent Tokata."
Page Six reported, "The parents claimed in court documents that their child previously identified as 'non-binary, queer, gay,' but alleged that Miller has since convinced them that they are non-binary transgender."
Entertainment Weekly noted that Tokata uses the "she/they" pronouns, but her parents alleged that Miller "has decided that Tokata is to be called 'they.'"
People reported, "A judge signed the request for a protective order – which instructs Miller to not have contact or harass Tokata, Sara, or Chase. Miller may not come within 100 yards of their residence. The judge noted that the court 'cannot locate or serve' the order to Miller because his location is unknown."
The hearing on Chase's request is scheduled for July 12, at the Tribal Court in Fort Yates, North Dakota, according to Newsweek.
Tokata addressed the allegations in an Instagram post with the caption: "CONTEXT."
"I dropped out of Bard five months ago, my friend and comrade William passed shortly thereafter, my mind was incredibly impacted and I've needed space and time for the processing of grief," the activist stated. "My comrade Ezra Miller for the entirety of the aforementioned era has only provided loving support and invaluable protection throughout this period of loss."
Tokata called her own father "transphobic," and said her parents are guilty of "emotional and psychological manipulation."
"I am in no way, or under any circumstance have ever been during my short lived adulthood, in need of a conservatorship," Tokata wrote. "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."
"I am an adult and I a deserve to feel authority in my own body," Tokata added. "It is no ones business, my choices are my own, and as to the nature of police intervention in my ‘case’ it is unnecessary and it is a waste of time and resource."
"This bout of blatant betrayal and toxicity my parents and others have chosen to punish me with has been desperately embarrassing and traumatically life-altering," Tokata proclaimed. "Relationships in my life have been grossly affected, some detrimentally so. This behavior is unacceptable and needs to be called out."
Tokata also posted a video on Instagram regarding the allegations that she is a victim of Miller.
"Nobody is controlling my Instagram account. I don't have a phone right now out of my own personal conviction," Tokata said.
"Honestly, it's really distressing that the narrative of the victim in question is not being granted," Tokata said. "I'd like to say that it's nobody's business and that no one is owed a story or an outcome. This is my life. These are my decisions and I'm disappointed in my parents and the press in every way."
Miller has yet to comment on the allegations.
Miller has had multiple run-ins with police this year.
Miller was arrested for harassment and disorderly contact at a karaoke bar in Hawaii on March 27. During the arrest, Miller became furious when a police officer didn't use the actor's preferred pronouns.
After being addressed as "sir," Miller lashed out at the cop, "I'm sorry, I'm not a sir. I'm transgender nonbinary. Please don't call me a sir."
The officer responded, "I was just trying to be respectful."
The actor replied, "If you fail to do that again, that is an act of intentional bigotry and a technical hate crime of U.S. federal law."
Miller continued the rant, "Please call me 'they/them/theirs,' you can use the term 'Mx.' … if you prefer."
On March 29, a couple was granted a temporary restraining order against Miller for allegedly breaking into their bedroom – where he reportedly tried to steal a passport and wallet. The actor allegedly threatened the couple, "I will bury you and your slut wife."
On April 19, Miller was arrested for reportedly hitting a woman in the forehead with a chair.
Last month, two musicians claimed Miller stole music from them. Miller had been collaborating with musicians.
He allegedly threw an "aggressive temper tantrum" over the lyrics of one of the songs.
"Ezra’s behavior throughout this exchange was atrocious, belligerent, threatening, and incredibly aggressive," music producer Oliver Ignatius told Rolling Stone, adding that working with Miller was "like pulling teeth."
Ignatius accused the actor of publishing the music online without consent or credit.