A woman who visited Ezra Miller's Airbnb in Iceland told Insider guests seemed "hypnotized."
The allegation is part of a larger Insider investigation into the actor's behavior.
Sources told Insider there were rumors in Iceland that Miller was running a cult out of the Airbnb.
A woman who visted Ezra Miller's Airbnb in Iceland in March 2020 recently told Insider that she "felt like everyone was hypnotized" and compared the location to a "commune."
The allegation is part of a larger Insider investigation into the actor's behavior by reporters Melkorka Licea and Katie Warren.
Miller, 29, is known for playing The Flash in the DC Extended Universe and for their role as Credence Barebone in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." They spent about two months in Iceland after filming on the movie "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" halted in London because of COVID-19, Insider reported.
While there, sources told Insider their behavior became increasingly erratic. It also made headlines: In April 2020, a video went viral in which Miller appeared to be choking a fan. (No charges were filed by authorities and neither Miller nor their representatives have ever given a statement about the encounter.)
Now, in the Insider investigation, one woman says Miller's behavior while inside a luxury Airbnb they were renting was equally troubling. The woman who visited Miller's Airbnb — which was located in the Reykjavík suburb called Kópavogur — compared her experience at the home to living on a "commune."
"I felt like everyone was hypnotized," she said, adding that guests seemed "enamored" by Miller and "hanging on their every word," according to the report.
At the Airbnb, sources told Insider that Miller's personal assistant and spiritual adviser Jasper Young Bear would lead group meditations and that Miller even alluded to possessing supernatural powers. Young Bear also told many locals that he had cut off "at least one" of his fingers during a ritual ceremony. (Young Bear did not respond to Insider's request for comment in the initial report).
Miller also exhibited erratic mood swings when anyone tried to leave the house, several sources told Insider. The woman who visited the house in March told Insider reporters that the actor became angry when she tried to use the phone in front of them. They even told her they could read minds, according to the woman.
She told Insider she felt "trapped" and "intimidated" before eventually texting a family friend to come and get her. "I was a bit traumatized for a while," she said. "It was one of the weirdest days I've ever experienced."
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Another 23-year-old woman who visited the house and wished to remain anonymous told Insider that Miller's attitude would shift without warning. She described one incident of guests changing a song in the house, which caused Miller to "fly into a rage," according to the report.
"They snapped from being a friendly host to this really angry person," she said.
Incidents like the ones described reportedly sparked rumors in Iceland that Miller was running a cult out of the Airbnb.
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