Ezra Miller pleaded not guilty on Monday to accusations that they burglarized a home in Vermont.
Miller appeared briefly in southwestern Vermont’s Bennington Superior Court with their lawyer via a video link on Monday morning, and pleaded not guilty to felony burglary and petit larceny. Those charges carry a sentence of up to 26 years in prison if they are convicted.
Miller was granted approval by Vermont judge Kerry McDonald-Cady to remain out of jail on the condition that they do not go near the home that prosecutors allege they burgled, and also that they inform their attorney of their address and phone number.
When asked if they understand the conditions of release, Miller, who appeared calm throughout the arraignment, responded affirmatively. In a statement later shared with Insider, Miller’s attorney reiterated that they pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary and another count of petit larceny.
Miller’s attorney, Lisa Shelkrot, said the actor “accepted the court-imposed conditions of not contacting or entering the home of the inhabitants.”
“Ezra would like to acknowledge the love and support they have received from their family and friends, who continue to be a vital presence in their ongoing mental health,” Shelkrot, said.
The charges are related to a May 1 incident in the town of Stamford, Vermont. Authorities accused Miller of breaking into a home on County Road and taking “several bottles of alcohol” from the residence, per a police press release.
Miller — known for their roles in “Fantastic Beasts” and “Perks of Being a Wallflower” — became a lightning rod for controversy this year.
They were accused in June of grooming a teen, 18-year-old Tokata Iron Eyes. The teenager’s parents, Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle, filed a domestic-violence protection order against the actor at the Standing Rock Sioux tribal court, accusing Miller of physical and emotional abuse. Both Miller and Tokata Iron Eyes have denied the allegations.
In late March, Miller was charged with disorderly conduct and harassment in Hawaii after local police said the actor became “agitated” with people at a karaoke bar and began “yelling obscenities.”