A few days ago, Peyton Brown – a former grip for Stranger Things – announced that she won’t be working on the new series of the popular Netflix show, after witnessing verbal abuse on the set.
“I personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women,” Peyton Brown wrote on Instagram.
“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.
“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.”
Peyton Brown wrote the long post on Instagram, and although she did not mention the Duffer brothers by name or go into further details about the alleged abuse, there was reportedly more information in the comments, which she deleted shortly after.
According to Variety, one of the comments said that “there was yelling, there were insults, there were threats and people were even fired or forced to quit because of them.”
In a statement, Netflix said that they “found no wrongdoing” on the set of Stranger Things, and now Max and Ross Duffer – co-creators and show-runners – have had their chance to respond to the allegations too…
“Due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed, and for that, we apologize.”
“Due to the high-stress nature of production, tempers occasionally get frayed, and for that, we apologize,” the show creators said in a statement.
“However, we think it is important not to mischaracterize our set, where we believe strongly in treating everyone fairly regardless of gender, orientation, race, religion, or anything else.
“We remain totally committed to providing a safe and collaborative working environment for everyone on our productions.”