Millie Bobby Brown gave up social media not terribly long ago and has finally shared why she did so.
She has said that an “unhealthy situation” arose and she needed to move beyond it.
In an interview with Allure, she shared that she was in a relationship with TikToker Hunter Ecimovic and ended things with him in January of 2021.
Later, this absolute piece of human scuzz came out with claims that he and Brown were in a “sexual relationship when Brown was a minor,” Entertainment Tonight reported.
“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,” she said to Allure. She also said that feeding the intense emotions into her character was difficult. “Then it was harder when the whole world knew.”
Ecimovic claims he “groomed” and manipulated Brown; her team denies it.
“Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest, but also are irresponsible, offensive and hateful,” read the statement from her representatives. “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.”
Brown said that the relationship was but a “blip” in her life and she’s over it.
“It was a year of healing,” she said. “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 fucking long.”
She noted that she hoped that by sharing her story, other girls would be able to avoid similar situations. She also noted that celebrities are not perfect and she’s proud to show herself, warts and all.
“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,” she finished. “I’m not this perfect person that is selling skin-care products and [who is] in Stranger Things. I absolutely have made wrong decisions.”
Not that, of course, Brown did anything wrong here; this is a man attempting to capitalize on a youthful celebrity’s name.