Millie Bobby Brown Is 'Taking Action' Against TikToker Who Claims He 'Groomed' Her

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Jezebel 15 July, 2021 - 12:45pm 10 views

Who groomed Millie Bobby Brown?

tranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown has spoken out about a 21-year-old TikTok star who boasted on social media about grooming her. Hunter Echo, whose real surname is Ecimovic, caused controversy when he claimed to have “groomed” the star during a livestream earlier this week. Evening StandardMillie Bobby Brown hits back at TikTok star who said he 'groomed her'

The details of the “everything” are egregious. From Complex:

At one point during the broadcast, a user wrote, “That child knew how to suck dick,” prompting Hunter to respond, “She did.” He also claimed that Brown had “manipulated” him and that everything he did was “completely legal,” and “approved by everyone [he] was with.” Hunter is reportedly based in California, where the age of consent is 18.

Another user commented, “Imagine being a grown adult and dating a kid. A groomer,” to which Hunter reportedly replied, “Yeah, no I groomed her.”

As the accusations and the outcry from the public ramped up during the livestream, Ecimovic doubled down, becoming defensive. “You guys do not know the story of anything,” he said. “And I will never apologize. I hope you know that... You guys do not know a single thing at all.”

Funnily enough, it seems that Ecimovic is apologizing now. In a TikTok posted Wednesday, Ecimovic said that the livestream “never should’ve happened in the first place” and that it was a “stupid idea.” In his words, the livestream went on for two or three hours, and as he got increasingly drunk, the comments from viewers who were calling him out for his offensive language and disgusting behavior, became “irritating.” Wearing a grey hoodie and looking as if someone forced him to sit down and say he’s sorry, Ecimovic said, “I should have ended it the moment it started getting bad, but I chose not to. I said what I said, and I can’t take that back.”

Lovely for him to realize that his behavior is reprehensible and that it needs to be addressed, but unfortunately for him, Brown is (very rightly) not interested in dealing with this quietly. A statement sent to TMZ from Brown and her people reads: “Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful. Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all.”

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How we've failed Millie Bobby Brown

USA TODAY 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

Millie Bobby Brown has been sexualized throughout her rise to fame, most recently by Hunter Echo, a TikTok star who claims he sexually "groomed" her.

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"Stranger Things" actress and Emmy nominee Millie Bobby Brown talks about dealing with trolls and haters on social media. (Aug. 22)

Millie Bobby Brown, 17, is an Emmy-nominated actress lauded for her performances in film and television. The "Stranger Things" star rose to fame at just 12 years old, and has spent the better part of her adolescence in the public eye. But while her childhood has been full of accolades, it has also been rife with media scrutiny, online bullying and repeated sexualization.

The latest affront involves TikTok star Hunter Ecimovic, 21, who claimed during a livestream this week that he’d sexually “groomed” Brown, making a series of lewd comments about the young actress and employing a term that sexual violence experts say describes behaviors perpetrators use to lay the groundwork for abuse.

USA TODAY was unable to identify a representative for Ecimovic, whose Instagram and Twitter accounts have been disabled. TikTok only allows direct messaging between friends.

It was an egregious violation, and given the age difference sparked outrage on social media in defense of Brown, who has previously opened up about the toll hypersexualization and online hate have taken on her life.

It's unclear if Brown and Ecimovic (who goes by Hunter Echo on TikTok and boasts 1.6 million followers) were ever in a relationship, though representatives for the actress called Ecimovic's remarks "dishonest," "offensive" and "hateful" and said they would move to take action against him rather than engage on social media.

Whether there's any truth to Ecimovic's claims, his livestream continues the trend of sexualizing a girl who until recently was considered under the age of consent in most states. At 13, Brown was put on W magazine's list of "Why TV Is Sexier Than Ever" and grown men online have frequently commented on her looks. A GQ profile from 2016 called her a "very grown-up child" and remarked on the appearance of her legs.

On social media, users lambasted Ecimovic for sexualizing a minor and condemned the public for its complicity in normalizing a culture that infuses young girls with adult sexuality while consequently punishing them for it.

"It's all the more disturbing because of the fact that she is so young and has been sexualized from such an early age," said Laura Palumbo, communications director at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. "When someone is experiencing that kind of far-reaching sexualization – by society, by the media – it takes away some of their power and agency in sexual relationships. They can't control the ways they've been sexualized and that may impact the way others treat them."

When Brown turned 16 last year, she posted a message on Instagram chiding the media and the public for years of mistreatment. 

“The last few years haven't been easy, I'll admit that,” Brown wrote. “There are moments I get frustrated from the inaccuracy, inappropriate comments, sexualization and unnecessary insults that ultimately have resulted in pain and insecurity for me.”

A report by the American Psychological Association found the sexualization of girls can contribute to "body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, low self-esteem, depressive affect and even physical health problems in high-school-aged girls and in young women," as well as "a societal tolerance of sexual violence."

"Hypersexualization is considered the price girls and women have to pay for visibility," said Juliet Williams, a professor of gender studies at UCLA. "It reinforces their positioning as sexual objects and makes their objectification feel natural and legitimate. If you need evidence of what's wrong with hypersexualization, just look at the disgraceful, disrespectful commentary levied at (Brown)."

The sexualization of girls and young women is pervasive, especially for those in the spotlight. In 2004, before Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were about to turn 18, websites featured clocks counting down until they became "legal.” Natalie Portman, who was frequently sexualized in her early roles, shared at the Women’s March that “a countdown was started on my local radio show to my 18th birthday – euphemistically, the date that I would be legal to sleep with."

Portman noted on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast in 2020 that "being sexualized as a child, I think, took away from my own sexuality, because it made me afraid."

Healthy sexuality, according to the APA, "is an important component of both physical and mental health, fosters intimacy, bonding and shared pleasure, and involves mutual respect between consenting partners."

Palumbo said the adultification and sexualization of girls and young women denies them agency.

"It's projected as a compliment – this is a sign of maturity that you are in some way set apart or different from other children and young women," she said. "This is the way that society traps girls and young women because then it is this bind of whether you are worthy enough of the status that we've given you, whether or not you even wanted it."

In Ecimovic's livestream, he jokes about Brown, "Yeah, no, I groomed her," laughing with friends before talking explicitly about alleged sex acts between the two.

"The term grooming is often used in the context of child sexual abuse. To see it being used so flippantly is very disturbing," Palumbo said. "It's not talking about sexual experiences in a way that conveys mutuality and respect, but in a very degrading way that suggests it's normal or admirable to manipulate or court young women into sexual behaviors."

Williams said Ecimovic's comments are unsurprising. Men often attempt to promote their masculinity by speaking about women as sexual conquests.

"One thing you can say about this guy is that he's working from a very common script," Williams said. "The things that he said are the height of cliché. Everybody knows this is the way women have always been put down."

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Everyone has a role to play in preventing the hypersexualization of women and girls, experts say. 

The media can be more careful about its representations (avoiding stories focusing on a young star's body or sexual appeal), adults can examine messages they're sending girls about their value (avoiding suggestions that male attention is an achievement), and girls and women themselves can fight what they're told to internalize (resisting the pressure to post only highly sexual images on social media).

And whenever someone hears a person speaking the way Ecimovic did about Brown, Williams said they have a responsibility to shut it down. 

"Are you part of a social media group where this kind of talk happens? Have you ever just said, 'well, that's just my college buddy, that's just my cousin or my fraternity brother'? We have to call it out," Williams said. "Every single girl and woman in the world knows that we're one tweet away from rank humiliation."

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TikTok Star Hunter Echo Apologizes After Saying He 'Groomed' Millie Bobby Brown

HuffPost 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

TikTok star Hunter “Echo” Ecimovic shared a video apologizing for the remarks he made about actor Millie Bobby Brown, telling fans he’s “not OK with how I went about stuff.”

The 21-year-old apologized after doing an Instagram Live on Monday where he said inappropriate things about the 17-year-old actor and made lewd comments about their alleged sexual relationship. The vlogger also claimed that he “groomed” the teen.

In the video on TikTok he posted saying he was sorry for his behavior, Ecimovic blamed his actions on alcohol and said that the livestream “should have never happened in the first place.”

“That was a stupid idea on my part to think it was gonna be OK to just continue to go live as it was getting more and more negative in the comments,” he said, adding that he’d been getting “more and more drunk” during the livestream.

He went on to say that after “seeing how negative the comments were and hearing or seeing whatever people were saying to me,” “it was getting me more and more irritated.”

“I said stuff that should have never been said. But my natural instinct when I see people doing that kind of stuff, or when I see what people are saying, I’m like, OK, let’s make it way worse and let’s antagonize, which is so stupid. But that’s how I decided to handle it,” he said.

Representatives for Brown responded to Ecimovic’s video and his subsequent apology in a statement calling his remarks “irresponsible, offensive and hateful.”

In a statement to the Daily Beast, the actor’s representatives said: “Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful. Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all.” HuffPost has reached out to Brown’s representatives for more information.

Ecimovic insisted that he was “sorry” for the the livestream and that he was “not proud at all” of how he spoke.

“It sounded very immature, it looked horrible. It looked horrible on my family, it looked horrible on me, it looked horrible on my friends,” he said. “I am sorry for doing that livestream, I should have ended it the moment it started getting bad. But I chose not to, I said what I said, and I can’t take that back. I just want you to know that I’m not OK with what I said. I’m not trying to justify it at all. I just want you guys to know that I’m not OK with how I went about stuff.”

Millie Bobby Brown and Hunter 'Echo' Ecimovic controversy explained

Insider 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

Ecimovic's broadcast came after pictures leaked across social media showing Brown and Ecimovic embracing and kissing, which led to rumors that the two had dated. Ecimovic, who has over 1.6 million TikTok followers under the handle @hunter_echoo and is known for making comedy skits, appeared to address the rumors Monday in the now viral Instagram livestream. 

While the livestream is no longer available to watch, many viewers screen-recorded the event and shared parts of it on social-media platforms.

In the livestream, Ecimovic, 21, said he "groomed her," appearing to allude to rumors that he had a relationship with Brown, who was 16 years old at the time in question, without mentioning the British actress' name. "Grooming" is a term often used to describe situations in which adults build a trusting relationship with a child so they can manipulate and sexually abuse them.

In California, where Newsweek reported Ecimovic resides, the age of consent is 18.

During the stream, Ecimovic also made a series of comments alluding to sexual acts he said he performed with the girl. He added that he lived in her house for eight months and that "her mum and dad knew about everything." He also said that everything he "did was completely legal" and that he "will never apologize."

He appeared to become more hostile toward his viewers over the course of the livestream as he began to notice antagonistic remarks from people in the comment section.

After the livestream, many condemned Ecimovic for his comments on social media. 

Since the livestream, Ecimovic has disabled his Instagram account.

In response to the outcry from detractors, Ecimovic apologized on Tuesday for the livestream in a two-minute video on TikTok. 

The livestream "should have never happened in the first place," Ecimovic said, adding: "I was probably livestreaming for about two to three hours, and in those two to three hours, I was getting more and more drunk."

He said he got irritated because viewers who "don't know about anything" were attacking him in the comment section.

"I said stuff that should have never been said," he added. "I'm not proud at all of how I spoke."

He also said people were "trying to make it 10 times worse" by making clips of certain parts of the livestream for social media.

"There are already stories that are completely not correct or never said," he said. "It's all being fabricated."

In the video replies, the TikToker backpedaled on his statement about grooming.

"I never groomed her. I never put pressure on her to like me?" he said in a comment, which he pinned to the top of the page. 

Critics flooded the comment section with messages mocking Ecimovic for being "another man who blames his actions on alcohol."

Ecimovic did not respond to a request for comment.

About the same time on Tuesday, Brown's team told TMZ that Ecimovic's remarks "are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful." The representatives also told the publication they planned to take "action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all."

The Los Angeles Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment about whether there were any active investigations or cases against Ecimovic.

Brown, who recently was pictured holding hands with the musician Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old son, Jake Bongiovi, has not spoken out about the incident.

Brown's representatives did not respond to a request for comment.

To read more stories like this, check out Insider's digital-culture coverage here.

Millie Bobby Brown's, 17, ex Hunter 'Echo' Ecimovic, 21, apologizes for 'drunk' livestream

Daily Mail 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown's TikTok star ex Hunter 'Echo' Ecimovic has apologized for his 'drunk' livestream in which he made a series of explicit claims about the 17-year-old and said he 'groomed' her which she has since branded as 'untruthful.'

The 21-year-old social media star took to his TikTok account on Wednesday to post a video apologizing for sounding 'very immature.'

Of the previous claims that had been made, a representative for Brown told DailyMail.com on Tuesday that he was not telling the truth.

'Mr Ecimovic's remarks on social media are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful,' the spokesperson said.  

Revealing: Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown's TikTok star ex Hunter 'Echo' Ecimovic has apologized for his 'drunk' livestream in which he made a series of explicit claims about the 17-year-old and said he 'groomed' her which she has since branded as 'untruthful'

Days ago Godzilla and Enola Holmes actress Brown, 17, pictured last year, denied claims by the 21-year-old TikTok star that he was in a sexual relationship with her

In the latest video posting, he did not address or apologize to Millie directly but did express regret for how he came off in the now viral clips.

Ecimovic said: 'I'm also seeing lots of clips of it over the internet and people are trying to make it 10 times worse. 

'Besides the point, the livestream - I am sorry for. I'm not proud of it at all, or how I spoke.

'It sounded very immature, looked horrible. I am sorry for doing that livestream. I should have ended it, but I chose not to. I said what I said and I can't take it back. I just want you to know I'm not OK with what I said. I'm not trying to justify it at all.'

Ecimovic took to Instagram Live on Monday  to make crude comments about Brown, as well as to allege several sexual encounters with the British actress, Brown and Ecimovic are seen in 2020

He expressed frustration over the commenters on his livestream and said their negativity was the reason the conversation had reached that place.

 Ecimovic explained: 'I wanted to address the livestream incident that happened. It should never have happened in the first place. It was stupidity on my part. It was not ok for me to go live as it was getting more and more negative in the comments.

'I probably live-streamed for about two to three hours and in those two to three hours, I was getting more and more drunk. So after I kept seeing how negative the comments were and seeing whatever people were saying to me, when they don't know about anything ever, it was getting me more and more irritated and then the alcohol - so I became more careless.

'I said stuff that should have never been said. My natural instinct when I see people saying that stuff ... that's how I decided to handle it.'

'It sounded very immature, looked horrible. I am sorry for doing that livestream': The 21-year-old social media star took to his TikTok account on Wednesday to post a video but did not address or apologize to Millie directly but did express regret for how he came off in the now viral clips

On Tuesday, Millie's team branded the comments on his livestream as 'dishonest, irresponsible, offensive and hateful' as she denied having a sexual relationship with him when she was just 16.  

Ecimovic hosted an Instagram Live on Monday and made a series of wild and salacious claims about the actress. 

The pair had been photographed together in 2020, embracing and looking happy.

Ecimovic claimed in his Instagram that he lived with Brown, then 16, and her parents for eight months and that he 'thought her mum and dad knew about everything.'

A representative for the Stranger Things star said that Ecimovic is not only being 'untruthful,' but also 'irresponsible, offensive and hateful' and that they are 'taking action to ensure he stops this behavior once and for all'

'Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all.'

The age of consent in California, where Ecimovic is based, is 18. 

Brown is a British citizen, where the age of consent is 16. She also owns a home in Atlanta, Georgia, where the age of consent is also 16. 

Brown has this summer been dating Jake Bongiovi, the 19-year-old son of Jon Bon Jovi, who is currently studying at Syracuse University.

She was previously linked to David and Victoria Beckham's son Romeo, 18. 

Fans of the actress were angered by Ecimovic's comments on Monday, and flooded the comment section with questions and criticism. 

Ecimovic during the Instagram Live doubled down, and refused to say sorry for his lewd claims about their sex life.

Brown is pictured with her father, Robert, at the 2018 Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center

'You guys don't know anything. You guys are just following after one person saying one thing, like, everybody hates him so that everyone's going to hate me,' he said. 

'You guys just follow each other like a big duck followed by little ducks. Whatever the top thing is, you just follow up. 

'You guys don't know the story of anything, and I will never apologize. I hope you know that.'

Ecimovic, shirtless and with his friends chuckling from behind him, continued: 'I have nothing to apologize for, so make that clear. I have zero things to apologize for. You guys do not know a single thing at all.' 

After Ecimovic ended his Instagram Live, footage was screen-grabbed and shared across social media.

In response, supporters of Brown created their own social media accounts to 'expose' Ecimovic.

Millie Bobby Brown is seen at a screening of Stranger Things in November 2019

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Millie Bobby Brown slams TikTok influencer for ‘dishonest’ sex claims

indy100 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

Teen actress Millie Bobby Brown, the star of Netflix’s Stranger Things, is reportedly taking action against TikToker Hunter “Echo” Ecimovic after he alleged in his recent live stream to have participated in sexual acts with her.

“Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behaviour once and for all,” the 17-year-old’s reps told TMZ.

Ecimovic’s live stream was reposted in part on YouTube, saying: “Everything I did was completely legal, and it was approved by everybody that I was with.”

The 20-year-old, who has more than 1.6 million followers on TikTok, claimed that Brown was the one who initiated the romance with him and further alluded to an idea that her parents weren’t opposed to it.

Responding to a comment on the stream that said, “Imagine being a grown adult and dating a kid,” he replied with: “I know, I groomed her.”

Ecimovic also claimed that he lived with Brown and her parents for eight months.

“How the f*** is there a lawsuit? Her mum and dad knew about everything,” he continued. Complex suggested that Ecimovic was addressing a rumoured lawsuit filed by Brown’s parents.

There was also a leaked photo (that has now been deleted due to Ecimovic’s Instagram page deletion), of Ecimovic appearing to give Brown a kiss on the cheek. It’s unknown when the picture was taken.

TMZ also states that law enforcement sources confirmed that there aren’t any open investigations against Ecimovic.

Taking to TikTok, Ecimovic decided to address the situation on his platform.

“It should have never happened in the first place; it was a stupid idea on my part,” he said.

He also added that he was getting “more and more drunk” in the two to three hours that he live-streamed.

‘I said stuff that shouldn’t have been said. I am sorry for doing that live stream; I should have ended it the moment it started getting bad,” he continued.

Hunter Ecimovic taking to TikTok to address the situation.

Brown has not publicly commented on the situation herself.

She is currently in a relationship with Jon Bon Jovi’s son Jake Bongiovi.

TikToker Hunter Echo Accused of Grooming Millie Bobby Brown - PAPER

Papermag 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

Reports seem to differ on whether Brown was 15 or 16 at the time, and the two reportedly lived together for eight months.

When the TikToker went on Live, he alluded to having engaged in sexual acts with Brown, but adamantly insisted she was the one to initiate the relationship and that her parents didn't object at the time.

"I have nothing to apologize for, so make that clear. I have zero things to apologize for. You guys do not know a single thing at all," Echo said, before addressing a lawsuit rumored to have been filed against him by Brown's parents. "How the fuck is that a lawsuit? I thought her mum and dad knew about everything."

Echo continued to assert that everything was "completely legal" even though the age of consent in California, where he lives, is 18 years old. At one point during the Live, Echo responded to a comment that said, "Imagine being a grown adult and dating a kid," with, "I know, I groomed her."

The TikToker's Instagram was swiftly taken down, but because the internet lasts forever, the entire Live was captured and later uploaded to another account, Exposing Hunter Echo. Brown's representatives eventually told TMZ that Echo's claims weren't true and that her legal team would be "taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior."

"Mr. Ecimovic's remarks on social media are not only dishonest but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful," Brown's representatives said. "Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all."

In the wake of this backlash, Echo shared a brief apology video where he attempted to attribute his missteps to having gotten "more and more drunk" throughout the course of the multi-hour stream, and "said stuff that should've never been said."

He also attempted to downplay the severity of the situation. "People are trying to make it 10 times worse," Echo continued. "There's already stories that are completely not correct, were never said, um, it's all being fabricated because that's what happens, apparently."

Ultimately, the apology video ended with Hunter admitting the original Live was a bad idea and regrets the things he said. "I'm not proud of at all how I spoke," he said. "It sounded very immature, looked horrible on my family, it looked horrible on me, it looked horrible on my friends."

According to TMZ, there are now current active investigations looking into Echo.

Millie Bobby Brown reportedly ‘taking action’ against adult TikTok star who said he groomed her at 16

The Daily Dot 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

Published Jul 15, 2021   Updated Jul 15, 2021, 8:51 am CDT

Following claims made by 20-year-old influencer Hunter Echo that he dated, lived with, and engaged in sexual activities with actress Millie Bobby Brown when she was 16, her representation is reportedly taking action to “ensure he stops this behavior once and for all,” according to TMZ.

“Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful,” the full statement, given to TMZ, reads. “Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all.”

It’s not clear what measures Brown’s representation is taking, but TMZ reports that it confirmed with several Los Angeles law enforcement entities that there are currently no open cases against Echo, whose real name is Hunter Ecimovic.

On Monday, it was widely reported that Ecimovic made claims during an Instagram Live that he had not only dated Millie Bobby Brown when she was reportedly 16 but that he lived in her house for eight months. He also claimed her parents were OK with the relationship and made multiple graphic claims about his sexual relationship with Brown. He acknowledged that she was a child at the time and admitted to “grooming” her.

As of Thursday, Ecimovic’s Instagram account, @hunter_echo, is no longer available. On TikTok, he addressed the live stream in question, saying that the stream “should have never happened in the first place.”

“I’m also seeing a lot of clips all over the internet of certain parts of it because people are trying to make it 10 times worse,” he says in the video. “There’s already stories that are completely not correct, were never said, it’s all being fabricated, because that’s what happens, apparently. But half of it, you guys are spreading stuff that is not true at all.”

In the comments of his TikTok video, Ecimovic walks back his claim that he “groomed” Brown, saying that four years of an age difference “isn’t a big deal.”

The Daily Dot has reached out to representation for both parties.

Brooke Sjoberg is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot studying journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the Daily Texan's Life and Arts Editor and an editorial intern for Texas Connect magazine.

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Millie Bobby Brown On Sex Claims

GLAMOUR UK 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

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Millie Bobby Brown was recently spoken about by a TikToker, Hunter "Echo" Ecimovic, 21. He claimed they engaged in sexual acts together during a livestream and Millie is now taking action against him, saying the claims aren't true.

Reps for the 17-year-old Stranger Things star and makeup guru said the claims were "dishonest". Speaking to TMZ, they said: “Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful. Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behaviour once and for all.”

Currently, Millie is dating Jake Bongiovi, Jon Bon Jovi's son.

On the live stream, there was a comment reading: “Imagine being a grown adult and dating a kid”. Hunter, who has 1.6million followers on TikTok, addressed it by saying: “I know, I groomed her.”

He also said: “Everything that I did was completely legal and it was approved by everybody that I was with" and also said he lived with her for eight months, adding: "How the f**k is there a lawsuit? Her mom and dad knew about everything."

While it's true the pair do know each other (there's an image of him kissing her cheek), it's not known what their relationship is now or was in the past. And this photo, it's not even known publicly when exactly it was taken.

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Since then, Hunter went back on his livestream to apologise, claiming he said "stuff that should never have been said". He added: "The livestream, I am sorry for. I’m not proud of at all how I spoke. It sounded very immature, looked horrible on my family, it looked horrible on me, it looked horrible on my friends ... I should have ended it the moment it started getting bad.”

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Hunter Echo apologizes for Millie Bobby Brown comments, saying he was drunk

Dankanator 15 July, 2021 - 06:44pm

TikTok star Hunter “Echo” Ecimovic has been at the center of severe controversy recently. He recently made the revelation on Instagram that he once dated the underaged actress Millie Bobbie Brown when she was 16 years old while he was 20. Moreover, he further described some alleged sexual encounters he had with the actress which seemed quite discomforting. As a result, critics on social media called him a child groomer and a pedophile. Now, the TikToker has apologized for his remarks, saying he said those things drunk and that they never happened.

Related: TikToker Hunter Echo accused of grooming 16-year-old Millie Bobby Brown!

After his startling revelations, Hunter Echo went on TikTok to apologize for his demeanor. He revealed that he was too drunk and that his “confessions” were entirely false. He said going live on Instagram was a huge mistake, saying:

I wanted to address the live stream incident that happened. It should have never happened in the first place. That was a stupid idea on my part to think it was gonna be OK to just continue to go live as it was getting more and more negative in the comments. I put up a livestream for about two to three hours, and in those two to three hours I was getting more and more drunk. After I kept seeing how negative the comments were and hearing or seeing whatever people were saying to me—when they don’t know about anything—it was getting me more and more irritated.

Echo then later that it was indeed the alcohol that made him careless. As a result, he continued:

I said stuff that should have never been said. But my natural instinct when I see people doing that kind of stuff, or when I see what people are saying, I’m like, OK, let’s make it way worse and let’s antagonize, which is so stupid. But that’s how I decided to handle it.

Furthermore, Echo kept apologizing for the live stream, saying how immature he was and that

The live stream, I am sorry for. I’m not proud at all of how I spoke. It sounded very immature, it looked horrible. It looked horrible on my family, it looked horrible on me, it looked horrible on my friends. I am sorry for doing that live stream, I should have ended it the moment it started getting bad. But I chose not to, I said what I said, and I can’t take that back. I just want you to know that I’m not OK with what I said. I’m not trying to justify it at all. I just want you guys to know that I’m not OK with how I went about stuff.

The live stream that Hunter Echo is talking about caused a lot of stir on social media. There, he admitted to having dated and performed sexual activities with Millie Bobby Brown. Furthermore, he revealed that it was with the permission of her parents, responding to claims of a lawsuit:

I was living at Millie’s house for eight months. How the f*** is that a lawsuit? I thought her mom and dad knew about everything.

Moreover, Echo even said that he is not apologizing for anything, continuing:

I have nothing to apologize for, so make that clear. I have zero things to apologize for. You guys do not know a single thing at all.

After Echo’s antics on social media, Millie Bobby Brown was quick to respond, but through her representatives instead of social media. In a statement to TMZ, the Stranger Things star said:

Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful. Instead of engaging in a public discourse with him through the press or on social media, we are taking action to ensure that he stops this behavior once and for all.

After releasing his lengthy TikTok apology, Hunter Echo deactivated all of his social media accounts. He has a following of more than 1.6 million on TikTok and well above 100,000 followers on Instagram. Apart from the session, Echo also revealed pictures of himself with Brown. However, it is unclear when those pictures were taken.

Related: Millie Bobby Brown wants Hunter Echo to stop spreading dishonest grooming claims

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