Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown harassed by fan on Netflix set, court hears


Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown was stalked by a fan who managed to get on the set of Damsel, a court has heard.

The 18-year-old was allegedly targeted by Damian Martin, 26, while filming the Netflix fantasy film in London earlier this month.

Magistrates at Highbury Corner heard that Damian had been charged with “acts associated with harassment” on May 16.

After lying to security to approach her, Mr Martin later returned in the middle of a live podcast Millie was participating in.

Millie’s team were alerted and then reported the trespassing to the police.

Martin gave false details to security on both sets in order to gain access to Millie “for unknown reasons”.

“Martin has twice attended filming locations where A-list actress Brown is present to record for Netflix and a live podcast,” the court documents state.

“Martin provided false information to security personnel at each site in an attempt to gain access to the sites and contact Brown for unknown reasons.”

An interim order now prevents him from contacting Millie or her family, visiting places where she might be, recording still or moving images of her, or ‘following or waiting for her’.

He must also inform the police of his ownership of any device with internet access, his passwords and details of any social media accounts he has – which appear to have already been deleted.

Failure to comply in any way could result in a prison sentence.

Martin, of no fixed address, is due back in court under the July 7 interim order.

Teenage Millie caused an uproar in 2019 after she appeared to champion a stalker character in another Netflix title, You.

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown with boyfriend Jake Bongiovi, son of Jon Bon Jovi
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown with boyfriend Jake Bongiovi, son of Jon Bon Jovi

Speaking of Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley), the then 14-year-old star said on Instagram: “He’s not scary, he’s in love with her and that’s okay…”

She later axed the post, however, following a backlash.

Netflix US, meanwhile, reportedly added a last-minute content warning to the season opener of Stranger Things 4 following the Texas school shooting.

The fourth season dropped on the streaming platform on Friday, just days after the Uvalde massacre at the hands of a gun-toting teenager, which killed 21 people, including 19 children.

Netflix made the decision to add a disclaimer to the title card as the opening scene of the fourth season depicts a massacre involving the powers of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown).


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