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Ezra Miller agrees to plead guilty in Vermont burglary case

Miller is expected to enter a guilty plea for a lesser charge of trespassing as part of an agreement to drop burglary and larceny charges.
Ezra Miller appears via Zoom for a court hearing
Ezra Miller appears via Zoom for a court hearing in Hilo, Hawaii, last year.Hawaii State Judiciary via AP file

Actor Ezra Miller is expected to plead guilty to a lesser charge of trespassing in Vermont after he was accused of stealing several bottles of alcohol from someone's home.

Miller, who uses they/them pronouns, was alleged to have stolen the bottles just before 5 p.m. May 1 from a house in Stamford, police said in August. They were later charged with unlawful trespassing, two charges of burglary in an unoccupied dwelling and petit larceny.

A clerk for Vermont Superior Court confirmed that the parties have agreed to drop the burglary and larceny charges.

Miller is expected to enter a guilty plea Friday in Bennington County Superior Criminal Court.

Court documents show prosecutors are proposing that Miller face 89 to 90 days in a suspended sentence, as well as a year’s probation and a $500 fine.

The maximum sentence for the burglary charge would have been 25 years, according to the charging document.

A representative for Miller did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Miller, best known for their role as "The Flash" in the DC Comics film franchise, has been embroiled in a series of criminal cases over recent years.

They pleaded no contest to a count of disorderly conduct and paid a $500 fine in Hilo, Hawaii, last year after they yelled obscenities at patrons as they sang karaoke and grabbed a microphone from a 23-year-old woman.

In another case in Hawaii, Miller was alleged to have thrown a chair at a 26-year-old woman at a private get-together in Pāhoa. The outcome of that incident was not immediately clear.

A Massachusetts woman was granted a temporary order of protection against Miller in June. The order, which was requested on behalf of the woman’s 12-year-old child, was granted after the judge found the child faced “substantial likelihood of immediate danger of harassment.”

Miller publicly apologized for their actions in August, saying they were committed to returning to "a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”

“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,” Miller, 29, said in a statement through their spokesperson.

Despite an online campaign to remove Miller from the DC Comics franchise, "The Flash" is expected to be released in June.

Actor, writer and producer Issa Rae criticized the industry for its reaction to Miller. Rae, the star of "Insecure," called the situation a "microcosm of Hollywood" in an interview with Elle magazine in October.

"There’s this person who’s a repeat offender, who’s been behaving atrociously, and as opposed to shutting them down and shutting the production down, there’s an effort to save the movie and them," Rae said. "That is a clear example of the lengths that Hollywood will go to to save itself and to protect offenders."