She was in an ”unhealthy situation” alongside TikTok personality Hunter Ecimovic.

She explains why she gave up social media and how an “unhealthy situation” enabled her to move forward and reclaim her narrative. During an interview with Allure, she revealed that she was in a relationship with TikTok personality Hunter Ecimovic until January 2021, when she decided to break up with him. In the summer of the same year, he would come forward to claim they had a “sexual relationship when Brown was a minor.”

“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, and no one else knew,” she said of channeling her intense feelings into her character, Eleven. “Then it was harder when the whole world knew.”

Ecimovic also claimed to have “groomed” Brown. Her team denied that charge.

“Mr. Ecimovic’s remarks on social media are not only dishonest but also are irresponsible, offensive, and hateful,” one of her representatives stated. “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 behavior once and for all.”

Her relationship was just a “blip” in her life, and she’s moved on.

“It was a year of healing,” she added. “When you get publicly humiliated this way, I felt so out of control and powerless. So walking away and knowing that I’m worth everything and this person didn’t take anything from me 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 said she wanted others to know her story so they wouldn’t find themselves in similar circumstances And also includes that while most celebrities seem to have character. She felt proud to say there is no such thing as perfection.

“Ultimately, all I wanted to do within my career is help young girls and people out there know that I, too, go through things,” Millie says. “I’m not this perfect person selling skin-care products and [who is] in Stranger Things. I have made wrong decisions.”

After Stranger Things’ breakout premiere season, Brown removed her Twitter and TikTok accounts, leaving Instagram and Facebook to her team. 

Her only online presence is her blog on the Florence by Mills website, which she says is an ideal place for her to express herself because “Nobody can comment.”