Actor Ezra Miller arrested again on the Big Island of Hawaii | Hawaii News


By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — Ezra Miller was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault, the second time the actor known for playing the Flash in the “Justice League” movies has been arrested in Hawaii in recent weeks.

Miller became enraged after being asked to leave a meeting at a Big Island home and threw a chair, hitting a woman in the forehead, a Hawaii Police Department news release said.

The woman refused treatment for a half-inch (1.3 centimetre) cut on her forehead, police said.

Miller, described by police as a 29-year-old visitor from Vermont, was arrested during a traffic stop and released pending further investigation.

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It’s unclear how Miller’s arrest affects an arraignment scheduled for later Tuesday for the actor’s arrest last month at a Big Island karaoke bar. Miller has been charged with harassment and disorderly conduct after police say the actor grabbed a singer’s microphone and lunged at a man playing darts.

Miller was aggravated by a rendition of the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ballad “Shallow,” Hawaii Deputy Police Chief Kenneth Quiocho said.

Miller is also expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in a separate traffic case. Police were called last month to a dispute in downtown Hilo where Miller failed to cooperate, refused to leave the area and obstructed a sidewalk, Quiocho said.

Miller’s attorney in Hawaii did not immediately return a message seeking comment on the latest arrest. Another attorney and a representative for Miller also did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.

Big Island attorney Francis Alcain had requested that Tuesday’s hearing, originally scheduled for next week, be brought forward. Alcain said in court that his client “has various time-sensitive work obligations in California and/or New York” and needs an earlier hearing “to resolve this matter.”

The day after Miller was released on $500 bail for the arrest at the karaoke bar, a Big Island couple filed for a temporary restraining order, claiming the actor broke into their bedroom and threatened them. A judge dismissed the case last week after a lawyer for the couple requested it.

William Dean, an attorney for the couple, declined to say why his clients no longer wanted to seek a restraining order against Miller.

Miller also has a key role in the third installment of the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets.

This story has been corrected to show the injured woman refused treatment for a cut.

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