The Creators Of ‘Stranger Things’ Have Been Accused Of Verbally Abusing Multiple Women On Set
The show's creators Matt and Ross Duffer are yet to respond to the allegations.
The creators of Stranger Things have been accused by a female crew member of verbally abusing multiple women on the set of their critically acclaimed Netflix show.
Peyton Brown, who worked as a grip on the show’s second season, wrote on Instagram in a post for International Women’s Day that she would not be involved in the filming of season three.
“Why, you ask? Because I stand with my sisters,” Brown wrote. “I personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women. I promised myself that if I were ever in a situation to say something that I would. I have 11.5 thousand followers who can hear me say this, TIME IS UP.”
I guess there’s no better day than #nationalwomensday to say #timesup and announce that I will not be a part of the filming of Season 3 of Stranger Things. Why, you ask? Because I stand with my sisters. I personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women. I promised myself that if I were ever in a situation to say something that I would. I have 11.5 thousand followers who can hear me say this, TIME IS UP. Women in the film industry are POWERFUL. We will rise and we will scream from mountain tops in support of each other and I will not contribute my time, efforts, and talent to such abusive people. There is too much going on in this world to be regressive. There are too many amazing and highly respected men in respective positions of power that I have had the utmost pleasure of working beside. Those are the people I want to surround myself with. Those are the projects I want to be a part of. This industry is no longer led by a “few good men,” but instead by an OCEAN of ASTOUNDING WOMEN. Enough is enough. For my sisters- Time is up. #timesup #theabusestopsnow #ontobiggerandbetter #standupforwhatsright #womenempowerment #ladygrip #sisterhood #iatsesisters #wewillbeheard #thispicsaysitall
When one of her followers commented on the post asking if she was referring to the show’s creators Matt and Ross Duffer, Brown replied “yes I am”. In another comment, she said that she had witnessed “yelling”, “insults” and “threats”, and alleged that “people were even fired or forced to quit because of them”.
The comments have since been deleted, but were screenshotted by Entertainment Tonight.
The Duffer Brothers and Netflix are yet to respond to the allegations. Production on Stranger Things season three is set to begin in April.