Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators and showrunners of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Stranger Things,” have been accused of verbally abusing women on the set of their science fiction-horror series. The accusation was made by crew member Peyton Brown, who revealed in a social media post celebrating International Women’s Day that she would not be returning to work on “Stranger Things” Season 3 because of the alleged inappropriate behavior.
“I personally witnessed two men in high positions of power on that set seek out and verbally abuse multiple women,” Brown wrote. “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.”
Brown deleted the post several hours after it was published but a screenshot was taken by Entertainment Tonight. In the comments section, a follower asked if she was referring to the Duffer brothers, to which Brown replied, “Yes, I am.” She alleged in a later comment that there was yelling on set and that the brothers made insults and threats to crew members, forcing some to quit working on the show because of them.
“Stranger Things” is currently on hiatus and is gearing up production on Season 3, which won’t hit Netflix until 2019. Representatives for the Duffer brothers and Netflix have not yet responded to the allegation.