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Woman Ezra Miller Allegedly Choked In Iceland Addresses Events Seen In Shocking Viral Video

Woman Ezra Miller Allegedly Choked In Iceland Addresses Events Seen In Shocking Viral Video

By Zach Seemayer‍ ,

A woman whom Ezra Miller appeared to choke and attack in Iceland in April 2020 is coming forward with her allegations of the bizarre incident.

Amid mounting controversy surrounding the Flash star, the woman opened up about her run-in with Miller outside a bar in Reykjavík, where Miller — who identifies as nonbinary and uses “they/them” pronouns — regularly frequented.

Speaking with Variety in a report published on Thursday, the woman recalled meeting Miller at the pub and sparking a conversation with the actor. The woman recalls seeing wounds on Miller’s sandal-clad feet, and the actor claiming the injuries were the result of a fight.

The woman said she jokingly told Miller, “But just so you know, I could take you in a fight.” She claims Miller replied, “You really want to fight?” Thinking Miller was playing along, the woman told the actor to meet her in the smoking area outside in two minutes.

She claims Miller initially took her remarks as a joke, but one of the woman’s friends proceeded to instigate the situation, telling Miller that the actor didn’t want to fight, and allegedly antagonizing him. “My friend didn’t have to say that… It was just a joke, obviously — but [Miller] took that literally and got super mad and came running outside.”

This led to the incident, which was captured on video and made headlines, in which Miller is seen yelling at the woman outside the bar, “Do you wanna fight? Is that the deal?”

The woman responds by putting her arms up as Miller approaches her and appears to grab her by the neck. Miller then appears to push the woman to the ground while holding on to her shoulder and neck.

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“I think it’s just fun and games — but then it wasn’t,” the woman stated. “All of a sudden, [they’re] on top of me, choking me, still screaming in my face if I want to fight. My friend who’s filming sees [they’re] obviously not joking and it’s actually serious, so he stops filming, and pushes [them] off me as [they’re] still trying to fight me. Two guy friends of mine are actually holding [Miller] back as [they’re] screaming, ‘This is what you wanted! This is what you wanted!’”

The altercation was broken up by a bartender, Reynir, who claims Miller grabbed him by the throat and spit in his face — notably during the early, pre-vaccine days of the coronavirus pandemic.

“[Miller] grabs me by the throat as I’m trying to usher them out the [back] door and tells me they’re not leaving,” Reynir alleged, adding that the actor claimed the woman’s friends had pushed them, “Which they didn’t.”

“They proceeded to spit in my face several times, so with the final push I closed and locked the door,” Reynir told Variety.

The report also included an interview with a woman, Nadia, who detailed an incident she claims to have had with Miller at her home in Berlin this past February.

Nadia states that she and Miller had a consensual sexual encounter in early 2020, and had remained in contact and friendly with one another over the proceeding two years. Then, in February, Miller came to her apartment.

Nadia claims that their interaction was friendly, but that Miller’s mood soured immediately when she said she didn’t want them smoking in her apartment.

“That just set them off,” Nadia told Variety. “I asked them to leave about 20 times, maybe more. They started insulting me. I’m a ‘transphobic piece of shit.’ I’m a ‘Nazi.’ It became so, so stressful for me. They were going around my house, looking at everything, touching everything, spreading tobacco leaves on the floor. It felt disgusting and very intrusive.”

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“I asked them if they remember I told them I’m a descendant of Holocaust survivors, so why would they say that to me?” Nadia stated. “They answered, screaming at me, ‘Yes, but how many people of my family died?’ Because many people in their family died. I was like, Oh, OK, this is a game of who’s got the most trauma.”

Nadia also claims that Miller went on an angry tirade, and told her, in part, “I’m a maker of planets. Tobacco is sacred.” Nadia claims she persisted in telling Miller to leave for nearly half an hour and even called the police before Miller finally exited her apartment. She filed a police report and has since blocked the actor’s number and has not had contact since that night.

These reports come in the wake of a slew of legal troubles and public allegations against Miller, including multiple arrests in Hawaii, as well as allegations that Miller has participated in grooming multiple girls as young as 12.

Earlier this month, a Rolling Stone expose alleged that Miller has also been housing a woman and her children on a farm in Vermont in shockingly unsafe living conditions — including loaded guns laying around the house, accessible by the children.

Miller has not yet publicly commented on the allegations leveled against him in recent months.

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How Pride events nationally are responding after a White supremacist group allegedly planned to riot in Idaho

How Pride events nationally are responding after a White supremacist group allegedly planned to riot in Idaho
Pride Month is a time when the LGBTQ community and its allies come together to celebrate the freedom to be their most authentic selves. But on Saturday, 31 men believed to be linked to a White nationalist group allegedly attempted to rob the community in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, of that experience.
Over two dozen men were arrested after an alarmed 911 caller reported a group dressed like a “little army” getting into a moving truck. The group was headed to a Pride in the Park event at Coeur d’Alene City Park and had plans to riot, police said.

When Debra Porta, executive director of Pride Northwest Inc., heard about what happened in Idaho, she felt “disappointment that we still face this kind of thing and reminded that our communities are stronger together than they are apart,” she told CNN in a statement.

Porta has been volunteering with Pride Northwest since 2006 and said safety has always been a top priority at the annual event and this year is no different.

Their security strategy entails a combination of local law enforcement, private security, de-escalation teams and infrastructure support from several local jurisdictions, she said. Portland Pride Waterfront Festival in Oregon is scheduled for this weekend.

Over 2,000 miles away, Chicago will also be celebrating this weekend and David O’Neal Brown, Chicago’s superintendent of police, said during a Monday news conference he wanted “to put those who might be planning something on notice that we are going to be vigilant to ensure that this event, as well as others, go off safely.”

Threats to the city’s celebrations will not be tolerated, Brown said.

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In San Francisco, the city’s Pride parade is scheduled for June 26.

“This week marks six years since the Pulse tragedy, and we commemorate the loss of so many lives taken from us, Carolyn Wysinger, board president of San Francisco Pride told CNN in a statement. Forty-nine people were killed at the gay nightclub in Orlando by an American-born man who’d pledged allegiance to ISIS.

“We have always been vigilant when it comes to safety and are working on a very coordinated basis with local law enforcement, city and community leaders to ensure this year’s Pride is safe and people can enjoy themselves knowing we are taking every precaution possible,” Wysinger said.

It’s not just bigger cities giving their security measures a second look. Oklahomans for Equality, the organizers of Tulsa Pride, said it had increased security measures following a mass shooting at a Tulsa hospital this month.

“We have heightened our security measures with bag checks at every entrance, increased security personnel throughout the festival grounds, and, as always, no weapons will be allowed at Tulsa Pride,” Alex Wade, deputy director of Oklahomans for Equality, said in a Monday statement. “We ask that festivalgoers not engage with antagonistic protestors. Proving a point is not worth risking your safety.”

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His message for attendees: Stay together, stay safe, go with someone you trust and remain alert.

At a time where many communities are ramping up their safety protocols, organizers in New York City said they’re not making any changes to protocols or event schedules as a result of the incident in Idaho.

Last month, NYC Pride announced a new set of policies around safety, wellness, accessibility, sustainability and efforts to reinforce its commitment to ensuring the safety of festivalgoers, the organization said. “Based on our existing safety plans we are not making any changes in response to this particular incident,” NYC Pride spokesperson Dan Dimant told CNN in a statement.
In 2021, NYC Pride and Denver Pride publicly banned corrections and law enforcement exhibitors from marching and participating in their uniforms. Similarly in San Francisco, organizers originally decided May 11 that off-duty police officers who march in the June 26 parade wouldn’t be allowed to wear their uniforms. Organizers have amended that policy to say all first responders will march in one contingent, with command staff wearing their mandated uniforms and a small number of LGBTQ officers in uniform will provide security for the contingent, according to a statement. All of these officers will be on-duty, a spokesperson for the organizations said.
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Participation by uniformed law enforcement at Pride events can seem threatening or dangerous to an LGBTQ+ community that over decades has been targeted with excessive force, even if their presence is intended to foster a sense of community and safety, advocacy groups have said.

Additionally, NYC Pride staff and executive board go through active shooter training annually, he said.

Mirroring San Francisco’s plan to work closely with law enforcement, organizers from Denver PrideFest and Seattle Pride say they are doing the same for their celebrations scheduled for the end of the month.

After two years of postponed Denver PrideFest events due to the pandemic, the organization said it’s excited for this year’s festivities.

As a direct result of what happened in Idaho, the Seattle Police Department and Iron Oak Security, Seattle Pride’s privately contracted security company, will increase the number of Seattle police officers at the parade to a “couple hundred” in addition to roughly 80 Iron Oaks officers, Krystal Marx, the executive director of Seattle Pride, told CNN.

CNN’s Jennifer Henderson, Jarrod Wardwell and Artemis Moshtaghian contributed to this report.

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Muslim space at University of Guelph allegedly desecrated during campus event

Muslim space at University of Guelph allegedly desecrated during campus event

A University of Guelph student association is apologizing after basins used by Muslim students to cleanse themselves before prayer were allegedly urinated in during an event on campus.

The Guelph Engineering Society said the incident happened on March 31 during its annual Engineering Banquet at Peter Clark Hall. A wudu room, reserved for Muslim students to wash in preparation for prayer, was nearby.

During the banquet, several male attendees allegedly entered the wudu room and urinated in wash basins. Students enroute from the wudu room to the prayer room could hear the banquet guests “speaking of their offensive intentions towards the space,” president of the Guelph Engineering Society Grace Ly said in a statement issued April 13.

“When I was informed of what occurred during the event I was shocked, appalled and later ashamed to represent students of this behaviour,” Ly said.

Fauzia Mazhar with the Coalition of Muslim Women K-W calls the alleged incident “very very disturbing.”

In Islam, urine is seen as unclean and those who go to the bathroom during prayer have to cleanse again before returning, said Mazhar.

“When it comes to a Muslim prayer space, there’s double the problem,” Mazhar said. “First it’s desecrated, then it’s by urine.”

Mazhar wants to know whether the incident was targeted.

“Was it intentional in its nature to disrespect a place that is a Muslim prayer space,” she questioned. “Because that’s what we call Islamophobia.”

The University of Guelph said it is aware of “troubling reports” that a wudu facility was desecrated during a campus event and an investigation is underway.

“As U of G leaders, we are angry, upset, and disappointed to hear of this disturbing situation… we remind all students, faculty and staff to treat each other with kindness and respect,” the statement from the university said in part.

The Muslim Students’ Association at the University of Guelph said it would not comment as the investigation is ongoing, but said in an email, “Muslims should not feel targeted nor unsafe on the University of Guelph campus following this incident.”