The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that the parents of 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes got a protective order against actor Ezra Miller, but the police have been unable to locate the actor. Miller has yet to receive the papers, which accuse them of “physical and emotional abuse” of the teen. The TimeThe term ‘care’ is also used in the report.
Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle their provisional protection order for their daughter was approved last week by a judge of the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court in North Dakota. The parents blame the Justice League and We need to talk about Kevin star of “psychologically manipulating, physically harassing and endangering the safety and well-being of” their child, who has come to use the name Gibson and, like Miller, she/them uses pronouns.
The warrant would prohibit Miller from contacting or harassing the 18-year-old or their parents, and would also force them to remain 100 yards from the family home ahead of a July 12 hearing. The court will grant the “request for exemption” in the restraining order if Miller does not appear at the hearing.
However, Miller’s current whereabouts are unknown. “They Move So Much” [that] we’re stuck in this legal limbo situation and we can’t serve them long enough in a place where they are,” Chase Iron Eyes, a lawyer and activist, told the paper. “They’ve been fleeting. They’ve avoided service and now they’re being pressured by the public to make a decision, which makes us very concerned about Ezra’s volatile nature.”
Although Tokata/Gibson, who is believed to be currently with Miller, is 18, tribal rules still consider parents to be legal guardians. The Time reported that the parents had made several previous attempts to file documents in Miller’s hometown of Vermont and California. Sara Jumping Eagle claimed Miller assaulted her during a health check in California in May. (She filed an incident report at the time.)
In an interview with PeopleSara says she has only spoken to her daughter three times since February and felt “controlled” or was “interrupted” by Miller. She added that Tokata/Gibson on the phone sounded “robotic” and said “our daughter has actually been brainwashed.”
Miller and Iron Eyes first met when he was 23 and she 12, on the Standing Rock Reservation during the 2016 political campaign to stop the Dakota Pipeline. The court documents that the family alleged that Miller exhibited behavior in a “pattern of corrupting a minor”, that they had “an immediate and apparently harmless preference for Tokata Iron Eyes”, and “cult-like and psychologically manipulative, controlling behavior showed”. †
The family also accuses Miller of giving Tokata alcohol, marijuana and LSD and flying her to places like New York, California, London, Vermont and Hawaii. In April, Miller was arrested twice in Hawaii for second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
On Thursday, Tokata/Gibson uploaded a video to Instagram in which, after a long build-up, they said: “This is my life. These are my decisions. And I am disappointed in my parents and the press in every way.”
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