Millie Bobby Brown is breaking her silence after more than a year after TikTok star Hunter Ecimovic commented on their alleged relationship online. In one of his comments, he said he “groomed” the actress.
According to the Stranger Things star, she “walked away” from the TikToker in January last year. She described their dynamic as an “unhealthy situation.” The actress told Allure, “I felt very vulnerable. Also, no one on the set knew I was going through this. So, it was kind of nice to be able to just deal with that myself and no one else knew. Then it was harder when the whole world knew.”
When Hunter made the remarks and hurtful comments, she was already in a relationship with Jake Bongiovi. According to her, these last few months were a time of “healing.” She shared, “When you get publicly humiliated this way—I felt so out of control and powerless. Walking away and knowing that I’m worth everything and this person didn’t take anything from me, it felt very empowering. It felt like my life had finally turned a page and that I actually had ended a chapter that felt so f–king long.”
The Enola Holmes star added, “Ultimately, all I wanted to do within my career is help young girls and young people out there know that I, too, go through things. I’m not this perfect person that is selling skin-care products and [who is] in Stranger Things. I absolutely have made wrong decisions.”
Hunter posted an Instagram Live footage of himself in 2021 where he was seen laughing at the photos of the two of them when Millie was just 16 and he was 20. His account was eventually deactivated but not before the video was reshared. He also referred to himself as a “groomer.”
Millie’s reps responded by saying that they condemned his “offensive” statements. In a statement shared to E! News, her reps 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.”