A ‘Stranger Things’ Crew Member Accuses Creators Of Abusing Women On Set

Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer, otherwise known as the Duffer brothers are being accused of verbally assaulting female crew members on Stranger Things.

Peyton Brown is a grip hand based in Atlanta where Stranger Things is filmed. She has worked on the show for season one and two, but says she won’t be returning for the third season because of the verbal abuse she saw on set.

She posted on Instagram in honor of International Women’s Day exposing the abuse.

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.

Brown didn’t specifically name the Duffer brothers in her caption but did confirm that this post was about them in the comments. Since her post blew up she has turned off the comments section.

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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

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But of course, Entertainment Tonight Canada got the screenshots. One user @retroskinner, asked if she was talking about the Duffer brothers. She responded, “yes, I am.”

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Another user, @s.osorry asked specifically about what sort of abuse went down and Brown said, “There was yelling, there were insults, there were threats and people were even fired or forced to quit because of them.”

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Netflix and the Duffer brothers haven’t spoken out about Brown’s accusations. But this isn’t the first time the Stranger Things creators were in hot water.

After season two was released in the after show, Beyond Stranger Things, Sadie Sink who plays Max revealed that the Duffer brothers wrote in her kiss at the end of the season because it freaked her out.

She said that originally Ross joked about the kiss but because Sink’s reaction was “so strong” and she freaked out he actually wrote it in and told her it was her fault that the kiss happened.

He was dragged for purposely making Sink, 15 uncomfortable and making her have her first kiss on screen.

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