Stranger 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.
Representatives for the actress described the comments as “irresponsible, offensive and hateful”.
A spokesperson told TMZ: “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.”
Echo, who has 1.6million followers on TikTok, received a comment from a fan during a livestream which read: “Imagine being a grown adult and dating a kid”.
He responded to it with the words: “I know, I groomed her.”
He added: “Everything that I did was completely legal and it was approved by everybody that I was with.”
Since the backlash from his first livestream, the social media influencer has since apologised.
He said: “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.”