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Millie Bobby Brown had to go to therapy over online bullying

Millie Bobby Brown had to go to therapy over online bullying

Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown says she was dealing with online harassment

Millie Bobby Brown has revealed that she had to go to therapy over online bullying.

The Stranger Things star has been in the spotlight for nearly a decade as her career started when she was 11 years old.

The now 18-year-old says that was 'hated on' by people who didn't know her.

In an interview with Allure, the young Hollywood actor said: "It's really hard to be hated on when you don't know who you are yet.

"So it's like, 'What do they hate about me? 'Cause I don't know who I am.'

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"It’s almost like, ‘Okay, I’m going to try being this today.’ [And then they say], ‘Oh, no, I hate that.’ ‘Okay. Forget that. I’m going to try being this today.’ ‘Oh, my God! I hate when you do that’.

"Then you just start shutting down because you’re like, ‘Who am I meant to be? Who do they need me to be for them?’

"Then I started to grow more, and my family and friends really helped. It helped to be able to understand that I don’t need to be anything they said that I need to be. I just have to develop within myself. That’s what I did.”

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The publication stated that she 'went to therapy to handle the constant bullying she has faced online'.

The star also opened up about her 'unhealthy' situation with TikTok star Hunter Ecimovic.

Ecimovic, who has millions of followers, previously alluded to the having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old Millie when Hunter was 20.

On Instagram live he made several comments of a crude nature about the actor.

At the time, Millie Bobby Brown's representatives said in a statement to E Online: "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."

Millie said: "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.

"It was a year of healing."

Millie no longer has social media on her phone and her team currently manage her Facebook and Instagram account.

At the time, Hunter refused to apologise for his actions.

UNILAD have also reached out to Hunter Ecimovic for comment.

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