The parents of Gibson Iron Eyes – a Standing Rock activist Ezra Miller met when Gibson was 12 – are seeking a protective order on behalf of the 18-year-old, according to documents obtained by Rolling Stone. Gibson’s parents claim their son is experiencing mental health issues, is being groomed and controlled by Miller, and that the actor gave them a high dose of LSD earlier this year.
In documents filed with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court on Tuesday, Gibson’s parents – Chase Iron Eyes and Sara Jumping Eagle – have filed a petition for a restraining order on Gibson’s behalf in an attempt to have their son returned to their care after they are successful. received temporary guardianship over Gibson late last month. Miller is now due to appear before the South Dakota court on July 12. If Miller does not appear, the restraining order will be granted.
“If [they] They were from [their] right mind and just making wrong decisions, I would be like, ‘OK, you have to learn the hard way,’” says Jumping Eagle Rolling Stone about Gibson. (The activist now goes by “Gibson” instead of his birth name.) “But [they’re] not just having mental health issues, but there’s a predator taking advantage [them] at the same time.”
In an email to Rolling Stone On Wednesday night, Gibson denied allegations that they were being controlled by the snapshot actor. “The notion that I was brainwashed or coerced in any context is grotesquely false,” Gibson wrote. “My independence from my family in this way is new and complex, their reaction to my actions is not my responsibility, [and I’ve] tried to have civilian virtual interactions with both and failed.”
Gibson went on to call his parents’ concern “blatantly insulting” and shared that “Ezra and our team” will speak about his story “when we see fit.”
“For the media and the public to believe and sensationalize my parents’ claims is a horrific violation of my dignity and Ezra’s,” Gibson wrote, before thanking those who are “making efforts to support, not undermine, my autonomy.” ”. (Miller’s attorneys did not respond to repeated requests for comment.)
According to Gibson’s parents, the activist and Miller developed a friendship when Gibson was a tween and Miller was in his mid-twenties. Miller later invited Gibson to interview his group Sons of an Illustrious Father to elegant magazine, and a trip to Europe. “I didn’t understand why Ezra, who at that time was 11 years older than me, [child] … thinks it’s okay to take a teenager on a trip,” says Jumping Eagle Rolling Stone.
The filing of the petition came just a day after Gibson released his own statement on Instagram saying Miller has provided nothing but “loving support and invaluable protection during this time of loss” following the death of a friend named William earlier this year. .
“I’m an adult and I deserve to feel authoritative in my own body,” Gibson wrote, before adding, “The nature of police intervention in my ‘case’ is unnecessary and a waste of time and resources.”
In her post, Gibson accused her parents of “psychological manipulation” and transphobia, and called her parents’ efforts to get Miller out of her life as “life-altering trauma.” They also said they would seek therapy to deal with her depression and anxiety.
However, when talking to Rolling StoneGibson’s parents claimed the former Standing Rock activist did not write the statement on Instagram, that Miller asked Gibson not to carry a phone for his safety and also “has control” over his personal belongings, including ID and passport, and that Gibson doesn’t have a personal phone.They also alleged that Miller gave Gibson LSD and alcohol in January, which left Gibson with a bad days trip that saw them fly to South Dakota to pick up their son, who was staying with Miller, and take them to a mental health center. hospital.
“I was worried about [Gibson’s] safety. [They’re] basically in a mini R. Kelly situation,” says Jumping Eagle. “It really reminds me of that: how [they’re] isolating people, distancing [them] from [their] families and friends”.
Oliver Ignatius — the record producer who claimed Rolling Stone that Miller stole the song they worked on together — shared that he was “extremely uncomfortable” witnessing the relationship between Gibson and Miller. Ignatius said he initially believed Miller was trying to help Gibson’s singing career.
“I really had to conclude that their relationship had become totally inappropriate. And that’s the most I can say about it, to be honest,” Ignatius said. “I was extremely uncomfortable with a lot of other things that were happening around them and nearby.” Ignatius declined to comment further.
Along with the allegations surrounding her son, Jumping Eagle also alleged that Miller physically assaulted her during a late May trip to Santa Monica to retrieve Gibson.
Over Zoom, Jumping Eagle showed Rolling Stone purple bruises on her arms that she claims were caused by Miller slamming an Uber car door on her. Jumping Eagle said it had filed a police report. Rolling Stone could not confirm the status of said report nor whether the bruises were caused by Miller.
“Our main objective is to get [Gibson] for safety and to help [them] find out what’s going on with your mental health,” said Jumping Eagle. “Whatever it is [they] decide to do with her life, we just want [them] live independently and make their own decisions in life.”