Setting the report straight. Graham Sierota‘s household is coming to his protection after he was slammed for sending messages to Travis Barker‘s 13-year-old daughter.
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“Graham was identified with Autism Spectrum Dysfunction,” the Echosmith drummer’s household mentioned in an announcement to the New York Submit‘s Web page Six on Friday, August 2. “He has problem understanding social cues.”
His household continued: “We now have by no means publicly addressed this up to now, however given the occasions of the previous couple of days, we really feel compelled to talk out now to supply some extra context and perception into the unlucky misunderstandings that occurred and clear up the deeply hurtful mischaracterizations of Graham.”
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The 20-year-old was slammed by the Blink-182 musician’s daughter, Alabama, who posted screenshots of him allegedly messaging her from way back to 2016 when she was simply 10 years previous.
“Hey guys ! So as soon as once more I’m bringing this to your consideration as a result of I’m a 13 12 months previous woman and he’s 21 / 20 tremendous creepy,” she wrote on Thursday, August 1.
The screenshots confirmed Sierota calling her “stunning” and welcoming her to a barbecue social gathering.
Barker, 43, responded to the messages on the time. “Once I discovered a 20-year-old man was making an attempt to get in contact with my 13-year-old daughter by filling her Instagram messages with social gathering invitations and compliments I used to be disgusted,” the rock star instructed The Blast. “That’s predatory conduct and there may be nothing cool, regular or OK about it in any respect.”
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Sierota apologized for his conduct on Friday. “I’m actually sorry and really feel very badly about this,” he instructed Web page Six. “I didn’t understand she was a minor and assumed she was my age. I made a careless mistake and it is a massive lesson for me. I wish to apologize once more to Alabama, her dad, Travis, and her household.”
Alabama accepted his apology on her Instagram Tales the identical day. “Hey guys! I’m posting on behalf of the drummer of Echosmith!” she wrote. “He had dmed [sic] me some time again in 2016 after which as soon as once more in July saying I used to be stunning and invited me to a bbq at his home. He’s very sorry in regards to the state of affairs and regretful I forgive him and would really like for this all to be over.”