Sara Jumping Eagle grew up on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, one of many poorest counties within the US. She graduated from Stanford Medical College and returned to the reservation to assist the Lakota folks as a pediatrician and activist.
Now 50, Leaping Eagle by no means anticipated to wind up on a busy road in Santa Monica final month — in a bodily brawl with “The Flash” star Ezra Miller, 29. However she believes that the troubled Hollywood superhero has brainwashed, assaulted and probably drugged her 18-year-old daughter, Tokata Iron Eyes, after grooming the woman for years. Miller is now touring with Tokata and a number of other different younger ladies in California, she advised The Submit.
“He’s not letting Tokata or the opposite women bathe or put on make-up,” Leaping Eagle claimed to The Submit. “They need to ask his permission. It’s an R. Kelly sort state of affairs and it’s very scary.”
Leaping Eagle and her husband, legal professional and Native American activist Chase Iron Eyes, 44, say Miller’s poisonous habits contains the appropriation of Native beliefs. She advised The Submit that Miller, the New Jersey-born little one of a Manhattan writer and his actress spouse, even lectured them on what sort of Lakota drugs man her household ought to use.
“Like this man is aware of s–t about what he’s speaking about,” Leaping Eagle stated. “Telling us what to do in our personal tradition?”
Leaping Eagle stated she is glad the grandmother who raised her, Juanita White Eyes, is not round to see what’s occurred to Tokata.
“#EzraMiller is [a] non secular voyeur dabbling in numerous indigenous peoples’ non secular beliefs, combining w voodoo; utilizing these beliefs [in] Tokata Iron Eyes thoughts, luring extra folks in cult-like method,” Leaping Eagle tweeted last week.
The “Justice League” star was arrested in March in Hawaii for disorderly conduct and later pled no contest. Miller, who makes use of them/they pronouns, was additionally accused of allegedly throwing a chair at a girl and being the subject of 10 911 calls in lower than a month in Hawaii. They had been caught on video apparently choking a woman in Reykjavik, Iceland, on April 1.
Tokata, who has known as Miller her “comrade” on social media, was in Hawaii with the actor once they had been arrested.
Leaping Eagle and her husband each flew to Los Angeles from Pine Ridge in late Might to, they are saying, rescue Tokata, who’s additionally an activist, from what they describe because the “cult-like” grip of Miller.
Calls and emails from The Submit to Miller, the actor’s mother and father, Miller’s agent at CAA, Warner Bros. and Tokata herself went unanswered. Tokata posted a video on Instagram Thursday defending herself towards accusations she is being managed by Miller.
“It’s no one’s enterprise and no one is owed a narrative or end result,” she stated within the two-minute video. “That is my life and these are my determination and I’m disillusioned in my mother and father and the press — in each approach. “
Tokata dropped out of a non-public highschool in Massachusetts in December, her mother and father stated, to reside with Miller in Vermont and go on street journeys with them everywhere in the nation. She has not had a telephone since January 2022, by her own admission. Her mother and father failed to influence her to depart the actor in LA, nevertheless, and returned to Pine Ridge with out her.
However earlier than they left, Leaping Eagle stated that she filed a police report about what she known as Miller’s assault of her on the road. (She confirmed The Submit images of bruises she claimed had been inflicted by the actor in the course of the skirmish.) The couple additionally went to the Warner Bros.’ headquarters in Burbank to stress the corporate to do one thing about its “The Flash” star. The Submit didn’t hear again from the Santa Monica Police Division about whether or not a police report had been filed.
In court documents filed in Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court docket final week, the couple allege that Miller, 29, “makes use of violence, intimidation, risk of violence, concern, paranoia, delusions and medicines to carry sway over a younger adolescent Tokata.” Each Leaping Eagle and Iron Eyes have tweeted out frantic cries for help for his or her daughter in latest days.
The tribal courtroom has issued an order of safety towards Ezra on behalf of Tokata. A listening to is about for subsequent month.
Tokata was round 9 years outdated in Nov. 2012 when Miller, then 19, got here on a fact-finding mission to a uranium-mining area of the Black Hills in South Dakota that the Lakota contemplate a sacred website.
Miller returned in 2016, when Tokata was 12, to take part within the #NoDAPL protest on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, together with celebrities together with Mark Ruffalo and Shailene Woodley. Tokata was there, protesting the North Dakota Entry Pipeline alongside her mother and father, when she and Miller first shaped a friendship, Leaping Eagle stated.
By then, Tokata was already thought-about a youth chief and had testified against the mining at the site whereas protesting at quite a few tribal water rights demonstrations.
Tokata proved such an influential activist through the years that Angelina Jolie interviewed her for her 2021 e book, “Know Your Rights and Declare Them.”
Miller flew Tokata out to London, the place the actor was filming “Implausible Beasts and The place to Discover Them,” in 2017. Leaping Eagle stated one other household from Standing Rock accompanied Miller and Tokata, so she wasn’t frightened concerning the journey.
It wasn’t till final week that Tokata’s mother and father, surprised by the latest occasions involving their daughter, started calling round to individuals who knew each Miller and Tokata. Leaping Eagle stated she reached out to the household pal who went to London with Tokata and Miller in 2017— and was shocked by what she advised her.
“She stated she caught Ezra making an attempt to sleep in the identical room as Tokata, who was 14 on the time,” Leaping Eagle claimed. “She advised him, Ezra you possibly can’t sleep in there along with her’ and stored checking on him the entire time they had been over there.”
However again then Leaping Eagle and her husband had believed that Miller — who identifies as non-binary and queer — was innocent and simply “buddies” with their daughter. Over the following few years, the star and Tokata stored in contact. As soon as Iron Eyes introduced Tokata to New York for a “Respect Our Water” protest after being invited by Miller and others, Leaping Eagle stated.
Miller continued to go to the household at Pine Ridge, the place he turned infatuated with an area drugs man named Jasper. On one other event, he advised Tokata’s household he knew a greater drugs particular person than theirs. “Are you able to think about that?” Leaping Eagle stated. “He thinks he is aware of our tradition higher than us?”
It was Miller who prompt Tokata, who was rising bored on the the Red Cloud Indian School at Pine Ridge, switch in 2020 for her junior 12 months to Bard School at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts, an accelerated personal highschool affiliated with Bard, which Miller’s sister attended.
However Tokata ended up dropping out of Simon’s Rock late final 12 months after an intensified involvement with Miller, Leaping Eagle stated. Tokata started spending time at Miller’s Vermont house with an entourage that included folks like queer efficiency artist Stella Marbles.
Though each Miller and Tokata say they’re homosexual and probably transgender, Leaping Eagle stated she believes the 2 have been having intercourse for months.
“Ezra’s utilizing ‘they’ pronouns as a result of they don’t wish to be labeled a white, privileged male,” Leaping Eagle advised The Submit. “However that’s what Ezra is. Ezra’s gaslighting everybody with the pronouns. What he’s doing with Tokata is R. Kelly sort stuff. However he doesn’t know who he’s f—king with. Tokata has a household who loves her. And also you don’t f–okay with water protectors.”
Though Tokata herself, in addition to Miller’s supporters, have known as Tokata’s mother and father abusive and transphobic, Leaping Eagle says that’s false.
“None of those folks know us,” she stated. “We’ve got one other little one who identifies as non-binary. In our tradition there have at all times been what we name ‘winkte’ or ‘two-spirit’ people who find themselves vital and revered in our group.”
Led by Miller, the group took street journeys down South, together with to New Orleans, in addition to to California.
Leaping Eagle stated her husband seen Miller’s more and more unusual habits, saying that the actor calling themselves the reincarnation of Jesus Christ and spoke concerning the FBI and the KKK following them.
In late January, a pal of Miller’s who doesn’t wish to be recognized known as Leaping Eagle and Iron Eyes to say Tokata was at risk on the home in Vermont.
Tokata’s mother and father then went to Miller’s house in Vermont and stated they discovered Tokata in what gave the impression to be a psychological breakdown.
“She was ranting and babbling and never making sense and Ezra was simply sitting there smirking and snapping his fingers prefer it was all a present,” Leaping Eagle stated. Leaping Eagle stated Tokata was visibly bruised and believes she was being given marijuana, LSD and ketamine.
Tokata’s mother and father succeeded in bringing her again to Pine Ridge, the place they took her to their drugs man and to a sweat lodge to detox. They prayed Lakota prayers, Leaping Eagle stated.
“I stored telling Tokata, you have already got what Ezra and so lots of them are looking for,” Leaping Eagle stated. “We pray with the sacred pipe and the non secular methods of Lakota folks and we’ve handed that on to our children.”
Tokata received significantly better whereas at house, her mom stated, however finally left once more to return to Miller. When her mother and father heard once more that Tokata was in LA with Miller and their entourage in Might and never doing effectively, they flew out once more to get her on Might 29.
After the Native American couple confronted Miller, Tokata and a few mates at a house in Santa Monica, the group began working down the road.
Leaping Eagle discovered herself finally on busy Lincoln Boulevard the place, she claimed, Miller assaulted her whereas she was making an attempt to influence Tokata to get out of a automobile and are available house.
“Ezra was slamming the door on my arms,” Leaping Eagle stated. ” I began hollering, Ezra cease!’ The police finally got here however Ezra and Tokata had gone.”
Miller, whose breakout movie was “We Must Discuss About Kevin” in 2011, stars as Barry Allen in Warner Bros.’ movie model of DC Comics’ “The Flash.” The film, estimated to price between $100 and $150 million, was postponed from this summer time to June 2023, amid rumors — so far unfounded — that Warner Bros. may substitute Miller due to the actor’s more and more erratic habits.
“The film appeared able to go,” Jeff Bock, a media analyst at Exhibitor Relations advised The Submit. “The truth that it’s being postponed appears to be solely the results of all this fiddle Ezra Miller. It’s a worst case state of affairs for a studio that wishes to maneuver forward with what might be a three-picture franchise. Relying on what occurs with this example with the younger girl, it might be a nightmare for them. Both approach it could be a one-and-done for Ezra. You’ll be able to’t be an enormous film star and act this manner.”
Now, Leaping Eagle and her husband need Warner Bros. to become involved of their battle.
“Ezra simply retains hurting folks,” she stated. “He’ll in all probability simply drop my daughter finally however what sort of form will she be in when he leaves her? And who’s subsequent?”