Ezra Miller corrected police officers on what pronouns to call them during one of the actor’s recent arrests in Hawaii, police body camera footage shows.
The footage, published by TMZ Monday, shows the “Fantastic Beasts” and “The Flash” star, 29, telling officers “I’m not a sir; I’m transgender nonbinary,” after the officers refer to Miller as “sir” while driving the actor in a police vehicle.
“Please call me they/them/theirs,” Miller adds, raising their voice. “You can use the term Mx.”
A time stamp on the video shows the footage was captured in late March, when Miller was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and harassment after police say the actor became “agitated” by people singing karaoke at a local bar.
“If you fail to do that again, it is an act of intentional bigotry, and it is a technical hate crime according to U.S. Federal law,” Miller tells the officers.
USA TODAY has reached out to the Hawaii Police Department and Miller’s reps for comment.
According to a police press release at the time, Miller yelled obscenities when bar patrons started singing “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Miller also grabbed a microphone from a 23-year-old woman and lunged at a 32-year-old man playing darts, the release said.
Miller later pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was ordered to pay a $500 fine and stay away from Margarita Village in Hilo. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped the harassment charge and an unrelated traffic charge.
‘The Flash’ actor Ezra Miller arrested after becoming ‘agitated’ by karaoke singers in Hawaii
Hours after this incident, police escorted the actor off a Hilo property when a resident called police asking for advice about removing two houseguests from his property, Hawaii Police Assistant Chief Kenneth Quiocho told the Associated Press at the time.
According to court records, two people later filed a petition asking for a temporary restraining order against Miller for that incident, accusing the actor of bursting into their bedroom and threatening them, but later decided to drop their petition.
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Miller was arrested again on April 19, this time on suspicion of assault. Police said in a news release that the actor became irate after getting asked to leave a get-together at a Big Island home and threw a chair, hitting a woman in the forehead. The woman refused treatment for a half-inch cut on her forehead, police said.
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Contributing: Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY; Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press