Millie Bobby Brown is “taking action” against Hunter Echo, after the TikTok star claimed he “groomed” the Strangers Thing star when she was 16, and revealed several details about their alleged relationship in an Instagram Live video.
The TikTok star, real name Hunter Ecimovic, claimed that Bobby Brown “initiated” a relationship with him while she was just 16 years old. On top of that, he stated her parents were okay with it, and believes he did nothing wrong.
Many fans were outraged and disgusted by the TikToker’s claims, with some stating that Echo had “groomed” the child star.
One person said during the live “imaging being a grown adult and dating a kid. A groomer” to which Echo responded, “Yeah, no I groomed her”.
Since the Instagram Live, Millie Bobby Brown has moved to refute the TikToker’s claims. The Hollywood star had a representative tell TMZ that Echo’s allegations were “dishonest,” as well as “irresponsible, offensive and hateful.”
Brown’s statement didn’t mention what was dishonest about them.
They did state, however, that Brown would be “taking action” against Hunter Echo in a bid to “ensure he stops this behavior once and for all.”
During the course of Echo’s Instagram Live, the TikToker referred to sexual intercourse with Brown, while making derogatory comments about her. One person commented “that child knew how to suck d**k” to which Echo responded “she did” and begins laughing. He also says he “ate her a**” at one point.
Echo himself maintained he and Brown were together for eight months. He went on to claim, “if anything I got taken advantage of” and “she used her powers on me” – referring to the abilities of Brown’s character in ‘Stranger Things.’
Echo’s friends doubled down on his claims too. They said he often “talked about how weird the b**ch was” and that she was “obsessed.”
The full Hunter Echo live stream appears below.
In the series of videos posted on Instagram, Echo says that they were together for eight months.
At one point in the Instagram video, Echo claimed “I am not digging the grave because everything I did was legal and it was approved by everybody that I was with.”
Responding to criticism, he said “You guys don’t know anything. You guys are just following after one person like saying one thing. You guys just follow each other like a big duck and their baby ducks. You guys don’t know anything and I am not going to apologize.”
An Instagram account has been set up called @exposinghunterecho with posts featuring clips of the live stream, as well as photos of Millie and Hunter together.
One of Brown’s ‘Stranger Things’ co-stars, David Harbour, has previously expressed concern about Brown and the level of fame she had achieved off the back of the show at such a young age.
In 2018, he said, “I think she’s in the crosshairs of something extremely dangerous that no one seems to really be paying attention to.” He also said being famous so young was difficult and hoped “she gets the help that she needs,” and that he wants to “protect her as much as [he] can”.
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Harbour plays Jim Hopper, the adoptive father of Brown’s character Eleven in Netflix’s Stranger Things series.
Hunter Echo has over 1.6 million followers on TikTok and 33.7 million likes. His videos consistently get above 100,000 views.
On Instagram, he has 123,000 followers.
His videos on TikTok usually feature jokes about dating, drinking, being in relationships, and boxing TikToker Bryce Hall, which is still yet to happen.