Ezra Miller chastised a police officer for calling them “sir” and explained that they identified as “non-binary transgender” when arrested in Hawaii in March.
In recently released body camera footage of the arrest obtained by TMZMiller warned the officer that failing to refer to them by their proper pronouns again would be an “intentional act of bigotry” and a technical “hate crime.”
Miller, 29, who uses the pronouns they/them and came out as queer in 2012, and said in a 2018 interview with The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Queer just means no, I don’t do that. I don’t identify as a man. I don’t identify as a woman. I barely identify as human.
Ezra Miller chastised a police officer for calling them “sir” and explained that they identified as “non-binary transgender” when arrested in Hawaii in March; photographed 2021 in Paris
The video posted by TMZ begins with Miller being locked in the car by the officer, where they express concerns that their “nerves” have been damaged due to their music career.
“Please just let me sit with my hands facing out so I don’t get any nerve damage. I’m a musician, so my nerves on my hands are important to me. Please don’t hurt them. Please, please, Ezra said.
“I have nerve damage from the police handcuffs of my life in New Jersey. I know you’re not all those cops. But please, please don’t damage my nerves in my hands anymore. That would be really, really awful for me, Ezra continued.
Later, during the car ride, Ezra corrects the officer who called them “sir” during a discussion about Hawaii.
“My nerves on my hands are important to me”: the video begins with Miller strapped into the police car, where they express concerns about their “nerves” being damaged due to their music career; photographed in 2018 in Brooklyn
“I’m not a sir, I’m non-binary transgender, please don’t call me sir,” Ezra said.
“Okay, I was just trying to be respectful,” the officer explains.
“If you don’t do it again, it’s an act of intentional bigotry and it’s a technical hate crime under US federal law. Please call me they/them/theirs, you can use the term blend,” Ezra says.
After they arrived at the station, Ezra asked the police officer to make sure their body camera was still on.
‘Is your camera still on? Do you want to make sure it’s always on? Ezra asked the officer, who assured them it was on.
Later, Ezra complained of pain as they were told to stand against the wall by the policeman, who removed a watch and another item from Ezra.
Later, Ezra complained of pain as they were told to stand against the wall by the policeman, who removed a watch and another item from Ezra; photographed 2018
‘This is going to hurt my wound, so please don’t do this. Ouch f**k,” they said before raising their voices.
‘Ow fucking man! Ouch!’ they said.
Miller was arrested March 28 after allegedly spitting in someone’s face at a bar during a game of darts in Hilo, Hawaii.
The images released by TMZ are only the latest body camera footage released from the incident.
In body camera footage released last week that was taken of their arrest at Margarita Village, the furious actor complained that he was the real victim of the assault, before demanding to know the full names and police badge numbers.
Weeks after that incident, Miller faced a second arrest in Hawaii for allegedly throwing a chair at a woman’s head after refusing to leave her house when asked.
“I was assaulted for NFT crypto art. What’s your name and badge number? they say in the body camera footage.
Miller was referring to NFTs – digital images or videos that can be sold as works of art in their native formats.
Miller, who uses them as pronouns, is shown in their mugshot
“Tell me your name and badge number!” Full Name!
“Tell me your name and badge number!” Tell me your name and badge number now!
‘I’m arrested for disorderly conduct? I was attacked, ”they fume.
They then spoke of their “Ninth Amendment rights” not to be “unlawfully persecuted for an undesignated crime.”
They were arrested for disorderly conduct.
The seven-minute video also shows them handcuffed and complaining, “Don’t touch my ring!”
Miller then talks about his “Ninth Amendment rights” not to be “unlawfully” persecuted for an “undesignated” crime.
“I claim my Fourth Amendment rights not to be searched or seized.”
“Don’t touch my ring. Hey! You just touched my penis!
“Please don’t do this!” I’m non-binary transgender I don’t want to be searched by a man!
“I’m non-binary transgender and I don’t want to be searched by a man!”
“These are nerf guns. It’s fake, it’s a toy.
“Please don’t take them from me, the flash ring means a lot to me. It’s very precious.
Miller is shown again in a different mugshot a month after the March 29 incident
The arrest was one of many for Miller.
In April, they were arrested for throwing a chair at someone’s head at a party.
It saw the woman who was allegedly attacked by Miller with a scar on her forehead after being hit by a chair she said Miller threw.
Miller was charged with second-degree assault over the incident.
The day after they were arrested for spitting in someone’s face, Warner Bros held an emergency meeting to shut down the projects they were involved in.
The March incident began when Miller allegedly threw obscenities at a 23-year-old woman who was singing karaoke. The actor also attempted to grab the microphone from his mid-song.
Later that same night, Miller pounced on a 32-year-old man who was playing darts at the bar. The police were eventually called to deal with the out of control star.
A local couple whom Miller had met at a local farmer’s market and let the actor stay in their home bailed Miller out on $500 bail after the arrest, Radar reported.
The husband, who has not been publicly named, alleged that after returning from prison, Miller had a breakdown and threatened his wife, saying: “I’m going to bury you and your wife s***. ”
Miller poses for photographers as he arrives at the premiere of ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, at a cinema in central London on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. The actor has since suspended Warner Bros projects .
Miller also made headlines in January by posting a now-deleted Instagram video threatening Ku Klux Klan members operating in Beulaville, North Carolina.
Miller was seen telling Klansmen to kill themselves with their own weapons or “we’ll do it for you if that’s what you want”.
Miller also had a run-in with the law in 2011 where they were arrested for drug possession.
The then 19-year-old actor was a passenger in a vehicle in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when they were arrested and cops found 20 grams of marijuana on them.
A judge later dropped the drug possession charge, but they were charged with two disorderly conduct citations and ordered to pay a $600 fine.