Ezra Miller’s “atrocious” conduct, according to Issa Rae, is “strong evidence of the lengths that Hollywood will go to defend itself and to protect perpetrators.”
The 30-year-old actor, whose movie “The Flash” is scheduled for release in June 2023, is seen by the 37-year-old actress as a “microcosm of Hollywood,” and she asserts that despite them being a “serial offender,” there has been an industry-wide attempt to “rescue the movie and them.”
In recent months, Ezra has also been accused of violence and abuse in addition to being charged with harassment and criminal burglary.
Issa said: “While I don’t support people jumping to immediate conclusions and I think it’s entirely fair for investigations to happen, I think it’s extremely important to, like the mantra says, ‘Listen to women.’
“I’m gonna be real, the stuff that’s happening with Ezra Miller is, to me, a microcosm of Hollywood.
“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.
“That is a clear example of the lengths that Hollywood will go to save itself and to protect offenders. So, don’t do that, and women may be able to thrive. They won’t have to live in fear of keeping silent because it’ll ruin their careers. It’s just a constant pattern of abuse that’ll only persist if Hollywood continues to insist on being this way.”
The former ‘Insecure’ star insisted Hollywood is “very bad about consequences”.
She added to Elle magazine: “There are just too many enablers for there to be real change. People have to be held accountable. There have to be legitimate consequences. Hollywood is very bad about consequences.
“It’s literally the worst industry when it comes to punishing people for misdeeds and actions, because money will always reign supreme.
“That’s something that, even by working in this industry, we’re enabling. So it’s hard. What I have realized is that I can control my own environment and who I work with. I can hold people accountable within my world and my bubble.
“I don’t have to work for everybody. All money isn’t good money. All people aren’t good people.”
In August, Ezra Miller said sorry for their “past behaviour” and revealed they are suffering “complex mental health issues”.
They said in a statement: “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 apologise to everyone that I have alarmed and upset with my past behaviour. I am committed to doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage in my life.”
The “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” star had been accused of felony burglary in Vermont a week earlier.
However, they are no longer in legal trouble in Germany after prosecutors reportedly dropped a trespassing investigation. Ezra had also been accused of refusing to leave the Berlin home of a woman named only as Zara after she invited them there one evening in February. The woman claimed the star became verbally abusive and only left after she called the police.
Additionally, the “We Need to Talk About Kevin” actor was previously charged with providing refuge to Tokata Iron Eyes, a teen runaway whose parents sought a restraining order against Ezra.
The 18-year-old acknowledged that Miller helped them get through a trying moment, though.