Setting the report straight. Graham Sierota‘s family is coming to his safety after he was slammed for sending messages to Travis Barker‘s 13-year-old daughter.
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“Graham was recognized with Autism Spectrum Dysfunction,” the Echosmith drummer’s family talked about in an announcement to the New York Submit‘s Net web page Six on Friday, August 2. “He has downside understanding social cues.”
His family continued: “We now have in no way publicly addressed this thus far, nevertheless given the events of the previous few days, we actually really feel compelled to speak out now to produce some additional context and notion into the unfortunate 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 means again to 2016 when she was merely 10 years earlier.
“Hey guys ! In order quickly as as soon as extra I am bringing this to your consideration because of I’m a 13 12 months earlier girl and he is 21 / 20 super creepy,” she wrote on Thursday, August 1.
The screenshots confirmed Sierota calling her “beautiful” and welcoming her to a barbecue social gathering.
Barker, 43, responded to the messages on the time. “As soon as I found a 20-year-old man was attempting to get in touch with my 13-year-old daughter by filling her Instagram messages with social gathering invites and compliments I was disgusted,” the rock star instructed The Blast. “That’s predatory conduct and there could also be nothing cool, common or OK about it the least bit.”
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Sierota apologized for his conduct on Friday. “I’m really sorry and actually really feel very badly about this,” he instructed Net web page Six. “I didn’t perceive she was a minor and assumed she was my age. I made a careless mistake and it’s a huge lesson for me. I want to apologize as soon as extra to Alabama, her dad, Travis, and her family.”
Alabama accepted his apology on her Instagram Tales the an identical day. “Hey guys! I am posting on behalf of the drummer of Echosmith!” she wrote. “He had dmed [sic] me a while once more in 2016 after which as quickly as as soon as extra in July saying I was beautiful and invited me to a bbq at his residence. He is very sorry regarding the state of affairs and regretful I forgive him and would love for this all to be over.”