Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker isn’t happy with the drummer of the indie band Echosmith. The rocker is calling out 20-year-old Graham Sierota for hitting up his 13-year-old daughter Alabama Luella Barker’s Instagram DMs.
In a now-deleted post to Instagram, Alabama shared screenshots of multiple alleged DMs from Sierota dating back to when she was just 10 years old. In the messages, he reportedly invited her to parties, gave her compliments on her appearance, and numerous times just sent “hi.”
“When I found out a 20-year-old man was trying to get in touch with my 13-year-old daughter by filling her Instagram messages, I was disgusted,” Barker says in a statement. “That’s predatory behavior and there is nothing cool, normal or OK about it at all.”
- Sierota has since issued an apology for his actions, claiming he didn’t know Alabama was a minor. “I had invited Alabama to my parents’ big family BBQ along with many other people, and it wasn’t until she responded that I realized her age at which point I apologized to her,” he says. “I’m really sorry and feel very badly about this. I assumed she was my age. I made a careless mistake and this is a big lesson for me.”